Carl Philippe Gionet performs in Halifax after sensational European tour.
Posted by Wayves volunteer 26/10/2016
From Cecilia Concerts
Cecilia Concerts presents the openly gay Acadian pianist Carl Philippe Gionet's Farewell to the Sonata Sunday October 30, 2016 at 2:00pm in the Lilian Piercey Concert Hall, 6199 Chebucto Road. Gionet is an award-winning soloist and accompanist who will present two of the most important works for piano: Schubert’s poetic and serene Sonata in G major, D894, and Beethoven’s heroic and poignant Sonata in C minor Opus 111.
Gionet is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards and is back in Canada after three months away touring and making a recording in Europe with stops in Bern, Breno, Rome, Schonnburn and Vienna. Recently he received excellent reviews in Toronto at the both the renowned Gallery 345 and the prestigious Arts and Letters Society. Favourable reviews continued from recent concerts in Ottawa and Prince Edward Island.
Carl is the recipient of the prestigious Sylva Gelber Music Foundation and has also received numerous scholarships and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Foundation Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, the New Brunswick Arts Council, the Université de Moncton and the Université de Montréal. He recently received the Prix Emergence from AAAUM, recognizing his career and achievements. Along with his commitment to classical music Carl Philippe performs in Canada and Europe with many artists of the Francophonie. He has several recordings for radio and television of TV5 and Radio-Canada to his credit
Cecilia Concerts is delighted to be presenting “Farewell to the Sonata” in partnership with Alliance Française. Mr. Gionet will also be giving an informal artist’s talk on Saturday, October 29th as part of the Francofest from 5:30-6:30 at the Salon du Livre. Cecilia Concerts also offers audience members the opportunity to meet the artist following each concert.
About Cecilia Concerts
Cecilia Concerts presents local, national and international classical music in a series of concerts throughout the year. For more than a quarter century, they have presented the best in classical music experiences for Halifax audiences in a welcoming atmosphere, and at accessible ticket prices. They have supported and presented works by many emerging and established over the years including: Violinist Philippe Djokic and pianist Lynn Stodola; Cellist Shimon Walt; Pianist, Composer & Conductor Dinuk Wijeratne; Composer/Musician/Broadcaster Peter Togni; Blue Engine String Quartet; and Composer and Pianist Peter Allen.
Cecilia Concerts operates with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage and Arts Nova Scotia, as well as with the support of many generous donors and partners.