Are you short on gift ideas for the 2013 holiday season? Our CMC talents have just the remedy!
Daniel Clarke Bouchard, Piano
Scènes d’enfants, ATMA
First Prize winner of the 2011 CMC, 13-year-old pianist Daniel Clarke Bouchard presents Scènes d’enfants, his tailor-made debut solo recording. This album features selections by Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Debussy as well as a piece by Claude Léveillée played as a duo with famous jazz pianist Oliver Jones. According to Claude Gingras from La Presse, “Talent abounds everywhere: consistent clarity and inspired touch, perfect balance between both hands, natural phrasing and dynamic control.” A must under the Christmas tree in 2013!
Jan Lisiecki, Piano
Chopin Études, Deutsche Grammophon
Already respected and renowned on the international music scene at the age of 18, 2008 CMC Grand Prize winner, Jan Lisiecki, released his album Chopin Études in 2013. The Polish Canadian pianist recorded each of the 24 etudes in a single take to best capture “the essence of Chopin’s music — the pure beauty.” An ideal gift for music lovers!
Vincent Lauzer presents Passaggi, his debut recording on the ATMA label, featuring Italian music for recorder from the late 16th century. CMC laureate on numerous occasions and First Prize winner of the 2012 Stepping Stone Competition, the 25-year-old recorder player already shines on the Canadian music scene through his audacity, musicality and virtuosity. A gift to offer without delay!
Valérie Milot, Harp
Les Violons du Roy (Bernard Labadie), Claire Marchand, Flute
Handel, Boieldieu, Mozart: Concertos for Harp, Analekta
Described as a “very refined” artist by the critics, young Québec harpist Valérie Milot has impeccable technique and a style that is both colourful and powerful. CMC alumnus Valérie Milot leads an active career as a soloist and chamber musician. Her latest album, Handel, Boieldieu, Mozart, merits a place under your tree!
Appassionata (Daniel Myssyk)
Sérénades tchèques, Fidelio
CMC Artistic Partner for many years, Appassionata excels in this refined selection of romantic Czech repertoire. The release imparts Dvorák’s Serenade in E Major, an intimate and poetic work brimming with melodic inspiration, as well as Josef Suk’s Serenade in E flat Major, a luminous, vibrant creation. A definite keeper for 2013!