THE SCOOP | Pianist Lucas Debargue Returns To Toronto October 29

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Lucas Debargue performs in Toronto in 2020 (Photograph courtesy of ShowOne Productions)

French pianist Lucas Debargue, whose final look in Toronto in January 2020 was lauded by critics and audiences alike, will return to the town later this month. He’ll be enjoying a recital at Koerner Corridor on October 29, offered by Present One/Cherry Orchard productions.

Lucas Debargue burst onto the classical music world as a basic outsider. He hadn’t studied on the common colleges or conservatories, and entered the XV Worldwide Tchaikovsky Competitors in 2015 as a digital unknown. By the point the competitors was over, nevertheless, the world knew his identify. He got here in fourth total, however gained the coveted Moscow Music Critics Prize, “awarded to the pianist whose efficiency on the Competitors has grow to be an occasion of real musical significance, and whose unimaginable present, creative imaginative and prescient and inventive freedom have impressed the critics in addition to the viewers.”

His efficiency, captured on video, turned a sensation. He caught the eye of listeners everywhere in the globe, who turned captivated by his distinctive interpretive items.

Debargue has restarted a profession with a busy efficiency schedule post-COVID, and his Toronto date comes simply earlier than an look at NYC’s legendary Carnegie Corridor.

Lucas Debargue performs in Toronto in 2020 (Photo courtesy of ShowOne Productions)
Lucas Debargue performs in Toronto in 2020 (Photograph courtesy of ShowOne Productions)

The Program

This system for the live performance is entitled: Debargue in An Night in Paris — works by Chopin, Mozart and Alkan.

Because the identify implies, the live performance options works by composers who have been both Parisians or who wrote the music whereas staying within the Metropolis of Gentle. Debargue has earned a status for unearthing the works of not often carried out composers. To the standard suspects, he’s added a bit by Valentin Alkan, a French Jewish composer and piano virtuoso whose works have been as well-known as that of his buddies Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt within the 1830s and 1840s. He spent most of his life in Paris, and his works are notably troublesome and unorthodox for his time.

Debargue will probably be performing:

  • Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, KV 310
  • Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F main, Op. 38; Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45; Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat main, Op. 61
  • Alkan: Concerto for Solo Piano, Op. 39 No. 8

As Present One producer Svetlana Dvoretsky mentioned in a media launch, “Lucas has constructed up a following in Toronto, of audiences keen to return alongside wherever he could take them.”

Extra data and tickets right here.


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