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Return of Kevin Kenner to Vancouver

Thank you, all of you, for joining us for Zlata Chochievaís stunning debut at the Vancouver Playhouse this past Sunday. Well, good things come in twos. The Vancouver Chopin Society is proud and pleased to present the return appearance of master pianist and artist Kevin Kenner, in recital on Sunday, November 24th, at 3:00 p.m., at the Vancouver Playhouse.

And if you are a ticket holder to the Kenner recital,you can win a trip to Warsaw for the finals of the International Chopin Competition, to be held in October 2020.

In the year 1990, Kenner made musical headlines by winning the top prizes at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw (together with the Peopleís Prize as well as the prize for best performance of a Polonaise) and the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow.

Kennerís Vancouver recital programme includes works by Haydn, Schumann, Chopin and Paderewski, and centers around the theme of humour in music. In a review of Kennerís recent album of Paderewskiís music, critic Jeremy Nicholas writes that the most compelling reason for us to acquire this CD is the playing of Kevin Kenner, ďHis approach to Paderewskiís music reveals long acquaintance and great affection, with beautifully judged rubato and a beguiling intimacy.Ē Donít miss this rare opportunity to hear the music of this great pianist and composer, as played by Kevin Kenner. Click here to read programme notes in Kenner's words.

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Win a trip to Warsaw!

Tickets for the 2020 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw were sold out hours after they became available. The Chopin Competition in Warsaw is arguably the most prestigious music competition today, and the entire piano world would likely congregate in Warsaw next year.

Subscribers to our season and ticketholders for Kennerís concert will have a chance to win a trip to Warsaw to attend the Finals of the competition. The prize package includes one round trip ticket to Warsaw, three nights accommodation, and two tickets to the competitionís Finals.

The draw will take place at the end of the concertís intermission.

One more good reason for you to hurry and purchase a ticket for this outstanding concert.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of The Vancouver Chopin Society will be held on Thursday, December 5th, at 12:00 noon, in Room 22A of the Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street. Light refreshments will be served.

Yundi in recital

Gold medalist of the 2000 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Yundi Li will give a solo recital in Vancouver under the auspices of the Vancouver International School of Music. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., on February 19th, 2020, at Vancouverís Orpheum Theatre. VISM has kindly offered our subscribers a 10% discount to the concert. To purchase tickets, please visit VISM website and use the promo code VCSLYD.

Patrick May, President


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Next Concerts

2019/20 SEASON

Zlata Chochieva
November 10 2019 at 3 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Kevin Kenner
November 24, 2019 at 3 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Dina Yoffe
March 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Tomasz Ritter
March 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse


Federico Colli
May 17, 2020 at 3 pm
Vancouver Playhouse



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