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Return of Dina Yoffe

Those who attended Dina Yoffe’s last recital in Vancouver would no doubt remember her masterful playing of the preludes of Chopin and Scriabin. For her upcoming Vancouver appearance, she will present Schubert’s Sonata in D major (D. 850) as well as a performance of Chopin’s complete waltzes.

Yoffe made musical headlines when she garnered the silver medal at the 1975 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw as a runner-up to the now legendary Krystian Zimerman. The politics of the then Soviet Union prevented her from travelling, and it was not until her emigration to Israel that her career began to take off.

Vancouver critic Geoffrey Newman wrote an excellent article about her life, her art, and her last recital in Vancouver. You can read it here.

Vancouver music lovers would not want to miss hearing this incredible artist and musician in recital. Yoffe’s recital will take place on Friday, March 13th, at 7:30, at the Vancouver Playhouse. For more information about the concert or to purchase tickets, please visit us here.

A Very Special Event

For the last few years, we have been happily collaborating with our friends at Early Music Vancouver to present recitals on a beautifully restored 1852 Broadwood piano. This year, we present in recital Tomasz Ritter, winner of the first International Chopin Competition for Period Instrument. The event will be held on Monday, March 23rd, 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse.

In conjunction with this recital, we have invited renowned scholar and music historian Professor Benjamin Vogel to present a lecture before the concert. Entitled “Chopin’s Piano – Once and Today”. In his lecture, Vogel will share his thoughts on idea of recreating the authentic sounds of Chopin music from his time. This is a very special opportunity to hear the thoughts of one of today's most eminent music scholars.

This lecture is exclusively for ticket holders to Tomasz Ritter’s recital, and will take place at 5:30 at the Playhouse Salon therefore space will be limited. For ticketholders who would like to register for the lecture, please call us at 604-871-4450 or email to us.

There will also be a pre-concert chat with Tomasz Ritter at 6:45 on the stage of the Vancouver Playhouse. For detailed programme information, and to purchase tickets, please visit us here.

Federico Colli's recital

Because of a change in the artist's travel arrangements, the Sunday, May 17th, 2020 recital by Federico Colli has been changed to 7:30 p.m. We hope that this slight change of time will not cause too much inconvenience for you, and we thank you for your understanding. New tickets have been printed and will be send out to ticket holders next week.

Patrick May, President



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Next Concerts

2019/20 SEASON

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


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

Lecture by Benjamin Vogel
Chopin’s Piano – Once and Today
March 23, 2020 at 5:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse Salon


Federico Colli
May 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse



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