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Piano Dialogue – David Jalbert & Wonny Song
January 14 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Two acclaimed Canadian pianists – two different voices – two penetrating styles. Returning by popular demand, David and Wonny present shimmering 20th Century grand works for two pianos. They will perform Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 1 (Fantasie-tableaux) in G minor, Op. 5 and the Sleeping Beauty Waltz, as well as Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche, Op. 165b, and Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Suite for 2 Pianos.
Wonny Song is one of Canada’s most outstanding young concert pianists, widely praised for his wonderfully poetic touch, and depth of musical insight. Winner of the 2010 Canadian Musician Award, 2003 Prix d’Europe as well as the 2002 Galaxie Rising Star Award, he has appeared with over 40 different orchestras. As winner of the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he made recital debuts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
“…a versatile, intelligent and deeply musical young pianist, and his recital…was one of the best programs of the season.” The Washington Post
A virtuoso with a warm and elegant style and a wide-ranging repertoire, Canadian pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians. Jalbert performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe, and his recordings have earned critical praise worldwide. A national and international prizewinner, he was the 2007 laureate of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts and has been nominated for three Juno Awards.
“Jalbert dazzles with skill, style and taste… with all the finesse and exuberance a listener could want” The Star.