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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Jan Lisiecki at Stratford Summer Music

Photo: courtesy of Stratford Summer Music










One of the joys of attending concerts is the discovery of new artists, the "new stars", on the scene. In the case of piano wunderkind Jan Lisiecki, there is no question that at the tender age of 15, he has already established himself as one of the brightest stars on the horizon. Born in Calgary of Polish parents, Lisiecki made his orchestral debut at the age of 9 and has performed as a soloist with orchestras more than 50 times in Canada and abroad. He has given numerous recitals as well, in some of the biggest venues including Carnegie Hall. This being a Chopin year, Lisiecki is concertizing widely in Canada, Europe - including Chopin's birthplace in Poland - and as far away as Tokyo, Japan. His sold out appearance last week at the Brott Music Festival in Hamilton received critical accolades. This week, Lisiecki is giving a series of three concerts as a tribute to Chopin's Bicentenary at the Stratford Summer Music on August 12, 13 and 14. On August 12 at 11:15 am, Lisiecki kicks off the concert series with a one-hour recital with the Tokai String Quartet at St. Andrew's Church. On the program is the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 plus other solo works. He plays the Piano Concerto No. 2 on Saturday August 14. The tickets are at an extremely reasonable $27 and this is a great chance to hear this phenomenal young pianist. For details, go this the artist's website; for tickets and other information, go to the
Stratford Summer Music website:



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