The 2015-16 season concluded with a recital by Georgijs Osokins, a
young pianist from
Latvia,who replaced Nelson Freire due to his North American tour
cancellation. It was a very impressive debut and we rarely see today's
pianists willing to take a risk in finding their own distinctive path.
Osokins got a standing ovation and played for us two encores: Chopin
Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 and Rachmaninov' Prelude in G-sharp
minor, Op. 32, No. 12. He is a pianist to watch out for in the years to
Now it is time to extend our deepest thanks to those whose support
has helped us to
run our series. We say thank you to all our subscribers, donors and
Without you we would be not able to continue our series. This is the
main reason that keeps us involved in running this Society.
Thank you to our sponsor Tom Lee Music for providing a piano, Bob
Bjerke for his countless hours spent on tuning the pianos, and to
Daniel Le Chocolat Belge for providing the chocolates for our post-concert
receptions. We also want to acknowledge the continued support of the
Vancouver through the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Province of
British Columbia and the Polish Consul.
Lastly we express gratitude to our graphic artist, Barbara Tevarotto,
who as an artist has done so much to define our visual identity.
The 2016-2017 Season
Let's focus on the first two pianists in our
Every time we invite a pianist from Poland one thing is certain: that
you will hear exceptional Chopin. Switala, Raubo, and Blechacz played
unforgettable recitals for us in the past. The season's first pianist,
Ewa Poblocka, is a versatile pianist and her repertoire ranges from
Baroque to contemporary music recorded on almost 50
CD's for such labels as Deutsche Grammophon, Pony Canyon, Victor JVC,
Conifer Records, CD Accord, and BeArTon.
We are sure that you will enjoy not only Chopin but Mozart and Schubert
Among many brilliant Canadian pianists, one now finally has the
legitimate claim of being called a chopinist.
Charles Richard-Hamelin is the silver medalist at the 17th
International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 2015, the first Canadian
ever to win a top prize in this prestigious Competition. He got a
special Krystian Zimerman award for the best sonata at this
which he will be playing in Vancouver. I hope that most of you will
come for this concert to show support for this fantastic pianist.
He has just been invited to replace Maurizio Pollini at the Prague
Spring Festival on June 3rd.
We hope you will not miss his Vancouver concert.
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