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Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8 pm

Laplante has worn the mantle of “romantic virtuoso” since he won a silver medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978. ...his leonine style, titanic power and profound musicality all seem to belong to some past golden age. Laplante [is an] artist whose sensitivity and deep emotions transcend technique. The Ottawa Citizen

Quebec pianist André Laplante has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and has released a series of ever more impressive CDs. 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 honoured to be named an Officer of the Order of Canada and was awarded the Prix Opus (Quebec's JUNO) for Best Performer of the Year.

Mozart Fantasy in D Minor K.397
Mozart Piano Sonata in E-flat Major K.282
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 10, No. 2 in F Major
Jacques Hétu Variations for Piano
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Schubert Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D 960