Dina Yoffe

Friday, March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

We regret to announce that because of a doctor’s order to self-quarantine after a visit to Japan, Dina Yoffe had cancelled her appearance in Vancouver. We are communicating with this distinguished artist to arrange to present her again at the earliest opportunity.

We are fortunate to have engaged, at extremely short notice, pianist Parker Van Ostrand, to perform for you on March 13th at 7:30 p.m. Parker is the bronze medal winner of the National Chopin Competition (Miami), as well as winner of the best performance of a Chopin sonata. The Miami Chopin Competition has in the past introduced to the musical world pianistic talents such as Eric Lu and George Li.

Parker will be performing a lovely all-Chopin recital.

All of us at The Vancouver Chopin Society sincerely asks for your understanding regarding this extraordinary turn of events. We invite you will come and enjoy the Vancouver debut of this talented young artist.

Dina Yoffe

Artist’s website
“…Her playing flowed beautifully, and avoided even the slightest hint of sentimentality. Hers was a strongly felt authentic Chopin. Maestro Zubin Mehta collaborated marvellously as a perfect accompanist.”-Jerusalem Post

For her last Vancouver appearance, Dina Yoffe played a programme alternating Chopin’s Preludes with those of Scriabin, an experiment that was enthusiastically received by audience and critics alike.

A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where she studied with the legendary Vera Gornostayeva, Yoffe began her active performing career while still a student, performing in the Soviet Union, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.

She is top price-winner at the Schumann international competition in Germany and prestigious Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland.

Respected and revered as both teacher and performer, Dina Yoffe has collaborated with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Neville Marriner, Valery Gergiev, Gidon Kremer and Yuri Bashmet. She is also an active performer in chamber music, and has collaborated with some of today’s greatest musicians.

In teaching and performing Chopin, Yoffe strives to get to the heart of the music, works to achieve absolute naturalness in the music making, and stresses textual fidelity to the printed score.

She is a jury member of international piano competitions: Fryderyk Chopin Competition (Warsaw), Cleveland (USA), Hamamatsu (Japan), Maria Canals (Barcelona), Liszt Competition (Weimar) among others.

Lauded for the musicality and brilliance of her playing wherever she performs, Dina Yoffe is returning to share her wonderful artistry with our audience. Come and experience for yourself the playing of this “sovereign master of her art” (Süddeutsche Zeitung).

Franz Schubert’s Sonata in D major (D. 850) dominates the first half of Yoffe’s programme. Known as the “Gasteiner” sonata, this work was composed in 1825 while the composer was vacationing in the spa town of Bad Gastein. Our artist continues her recital with a performance of Chopin’s 14 Waltzes. No two waltzes of Chopin are alike – and the mood for these “dances for the soul” ranges from spirited outbursts to melancholic reflections.

SCHUBERT: Sonata in D major, D850

  1. Allegro Vivace
  2. Con Moto
  3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  4. Rondo. Allegro moderato

INTERMISSION
CHOPIN: 14 Waltzes

  • Waltz in E-flat major, Op. 18
  • Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 34 No. 1
  • Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2
  • Waltz in F major, Op. 34 No. 3
  • Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42
  • Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64 No. 1
  • Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
  • Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 64 No. 3
  • Waltz in A-flat major Op. 69 No. 1
  • Waltz in B minor Op. 69 No. 2
  • Waltz in G-flat major Op. 70 No. 1
  • Waltz in F minor Op. 70 No. 2
  • Waltz in D-flat major Op. 70 No. 3
  • Waltz in E minor [Op. posth.]

“…Her playing flowed beautifully, and avoided even the slightest hint of sentimentality. Hers was a strongly felt authentic Chopin. Maestro Zubin Mehta collaborated marvellously as a perfect accompanist.”-Jerusalem Post

Interview by Geoffrey Newman

Delectable Daniel’s Chocolates will be served after the concert

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CANCELED

 
2-23 October 2020 – The Eighteenth International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw