Those who attended Nelson Goerner's concert know what they would have missed by not attending this magnificant event. Few pianists dare to play Beethoven's Hammerklavier and even Beethoven specialists fail. This was one of our most memorable events and the good news is that we invited Nelson to play for us again. You can read a full review of his concert by clicking on the link provided below. Nelson Goerner is already a favourite pianist of many music connoisseurs and is well deserving of his world-wide recognition. Geoffrey Newman from Vancouver Classical Music interviewed Nelson before the concert and in this excellent interview, Nelson Goerner reveals some of the important moments from his biography. The link to this must-read interview is provided below in the news section.

We still have one more terrific pianist to present this season. Born in 1992, Nikolay Khozyainov is one of the most promising pianists of his generation. Dace Saemann from Fanfare Magazine wrote about him: He clearly is a special artist. The fact that, at his age, his talent only can grow is intimidating. The possibilities for his artistry seem almost limitless.”

We extend our deepest thanks to those whose support has helped us to run our series.

2015-2016 SEASON

We announced our new 2015-2016 season at Goerner's concert but our brochures will be mailed to you next week. In the meantime you can download the brochure or subscription form from our web site or by clicking one of the links provided below in the news section. This season we have a fantastic line up of four great pianists: Jorge Luis Prats, a Cuban marvel, hailed as a long-lost virtuoso in the grand tradition; Hungarian pianist Denes Varjon known for highly expressive and imaginative interpretations; the Latvian-born Israeli pianist Dina Yoffe, known for her Chopin recordings and interpretations; and Nelson Freire, one of the world’s greatest pianists. Each of the concerts is set to be remarkable, and the opening and closing concert with the highly sought Prats and the piano master, Nelson Freire are surely ones to not be missed.

We also want to bring to your attention a very special event at Tom Lee Music on Sept 1 at 7:30 pm. Recently we watched the 9th National Chopin Competition in Miami that was broadcasted live on the Internet. The winner Eric Lu received $75,000 and an automatic acceptance to the Chopin Competition in Warsaw in October 2015. Seventeen-year-old Eric Lu is such an extraordinary talent that we decided to present him to our audience in September and also help him as he needs to play concerts to better prepare for the October Competition.

When you look at the subscription form you will notice that we implemented a second type of subscriptions. All our concerts are at the Playhouse and we divided the venue in two sections: A - middle and left side of orchestra and balcony and B - right side of orchestra and balcony. We raised the price in Section A slightly but we introduced a very low price in section B. The senior/student subscription in section B costs only $80. You have to admit that $20 per ticket for concert played by such piano giant as Nelson Freire is an excellent bargain. Being a senior myself, I know how important it is to maintain low senior ticket prices.

We also want you to know that we negotiate the artist contracts two years prior to the artists coming to Vancouver. We couldn't predict what the rate of exchange will be and unfortunately this has had a great impact on our budget this season and it will also affect us next season. We survived this season but we need help from our friends and loyal subscribers. Subscribing to our series is a great help too.

You will be able to buy your subscriptions the same way as in previous years, either by phone: 604.871.4450 or online through a Tickets Tonight secure server:

You can also send us a cheque. The tickets will be sent to all subscribers before September 1. As after every concert, we invite everyone to join us for a reception with the artist's attendance.

Subscribers not only enjoy the best seats, but also get fantastic offers for most of our events. If you are a current subscriber and would like to keep the same seats, please renew your subscription before June 30th.

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Next Concerts

May 8, 2015 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Sept 1, 2015 7:30 pm
Tom Lee Music Hall


Oct 30, 2015 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Feb 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


April 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


May 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse




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