Bourgie Hall presents

André Laplante

Esteemed Quebec pianist André Laplante, acclaimed for his prodigious technique and exquisite musical sensitivity, is in high demand as a soloist and chamber musician on the most prestigious stages. A specialist of the Romantic repertoire, he will offer Bourgie Hall music lovers a recital of works by Liszt.

André Laplante has firmly established himself as one of the great romantic virtuosos. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, then capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.

In 2005, Mr. Laplante was honored to be named an Officer of the Order of Canada. In that same year, he was awarded the Prix Opus for Best Performer of the Year.  In 1999, he received two Opus Awards for live performances: “Best Concert in Montréal” and “Best Concert in Québec Province.” More recently, in 2010, he received another Prix Opus, this time for Best Concert of the Year.

In recent years, Laplante has appeared as orchestral soloist with the Montréal and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Sir Neville Mariner, on tour in Europe with the Toronto Symphony under Andrew Davis and with the Royal Philharmonic under the baton of the late Sir Yehudi Menuhin during their extensive North American tour.

Three Petrarch Sonnets, Nos. 47, 104 et 123
La Vallée d’Obermann
Sonate in B minor, S. 178

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 7:30pm
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