For our 2019-2020 season, The Vancouver Chopin Society brings you seasoned veterans as well as exciting young artists in the musical firmament. With five world-class pianists performing timeless works of the musical canon, we know that you would be thrilled with every performance we present this coming year.
We begin our season with the Vancouver debut of young Russian pianist, Zlata Chochieva, whose recordings of Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux and Chopin’s Etudes astounded the musical world. Kevin Kenner, winner of the 1990 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, distinguished concert pianist as well as prolific recording artist, will make a welcome return to Vancouver. Dina Yoffe, runner up to Krystian Zimerman at the 1975 Chopin Competition, and whose last Vancouver performance is still being talked about today, will return to share her incredible artistry. And from the tradition of great Italian pianists such as Busoni, Pollini and Michelangeli, we present Federico Colli, a young man who many believe has every chance of reconnecting with the great predecessors.
Once again, we collaborate with our friends at Early Music Vancouver to bring you Tomasz Ritter, winner of the first ever Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw (2018). This young musician, who created such a stir at the competition with the judges as well as the audience, will make his Vancouver debut on an 1852 Broadwood piano as well as an earlier Viennese instrument. In connection with this recital we have invited distinguished musicologist Benjamin Vogel, who will share with us his extensive knowledge on period pianos.
All of us at The Vancouver Chopin Society are excited to bring to Vancouver such a prestigious group of artists. Do come and join us for every one of these recitals, and fill your hearts with music that gladdens the soul.
You will have a chance to win a trip to Warsaw for the Finals of the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, to be held October 2020 in Warsaw. The package includes a round trip flight for one person, two tickets for the Finals and three days of accommodation. To qualify for the draw, you will have to be a subscriber OR a single ticket holder for the Kevin Kenner recital. The draw will be held at the Kenner performance on November 24, 2019. Subscribers increase their chances of winning by getting two entries.
We continue to make our tickets affordable to everyone, in particular seniors, students and BCRMTA members. As ever, subscribers enjoy substantial savings. The price for youth (grades 1 through 12) will once again be an unbelievable $15 per ticket.