Starting May 15th in webcast: The concert of Pro Musica’s Mélodînes series The wonderful journey… Nordic countries

A new concert of the Mélodînes series in a webcast from this Sunday, May 15 to May 29. The musical itinerary will make a stop in two Nordic countries: Norway and Finland through the composers Edvard Grieg and Jean Sibelius whose works will be interpreted by 2 talented performers Marie Bégin on violin and Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon on piano. This concert was recorded on April 5th at the Claude-Léveillé Hall of the Place des Arts in Montreal.

Marie Bégin, violinist, recitalist and soloist from Quebec, was named by the CBC as one of Canada’s 30 most promising young musicians for 2020. At 26, she won the position of first violin of the Quatuor Saguenay (Alcan) and concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.

Samuel Blanchette-Gagnon, pianist, recitalist and soloist from Quebec, is the recipient of several important awards including the prestigious Prix d’Europe 2019 and the Canadian Music Centre Award. In addition, he has twice been awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal of Canada. 

Program :

Sonata for piano and violin No. 3 in C minor op. 45 by Edvard Grieg

5 pieces for violin and piano op. 81 by Jean Sibelius

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist, widely regarded as one of the principal creators of the Romantic era. His music, influenced by Nordic folklore and values, brought Norwegian music to international attention. In 1887, Grieg composed the Sonata for Violin and Piano in C minor No. 3, Op. 45.

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was a Finnish composer and violinist. Very popular, he is the most famous musician of his country. His music contributed to the development of a national identity during the struggle for independence. His work 5 pieces for violin and piano, op.81 was written between 1915-1918.

Webcast (on demand) from May 15 to 29

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