For the closing concert of this first edition of the Cartes Blanches series, three stars of the Quebec and international scene—Kerson Leong (violin), Stéphane Tétreault (cello) and Serhiy Salov (piano)—have been specially gathered on stage to form a challenging, dazzling trio. The concert will be available from April 11, 8:00 a.m. on the Livetoune.com platform. For the occasion, they’ll be offering us a program that explores the Slavic territories of Romanticism through the compositions of Antonín Dvořák and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
Antonín Dvořák: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90, B.166 “Dumky”
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Kerson Leong was discovered when he won the coveted first prize in the junior category of the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists and has since performed in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Whether as a soloist or chamber musician, Kerson consistently demonstrates a rare and innovative mastery of his instrument as well as an instinctive musicality. He’s been the recipient of numerous awards such as the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award (2017, 2016, 2015) and the 2015 Prix Jeune Soliste from Les Médias Francophones Publics.
Serhiy Salov is an outstanding pianist who has often been applauded for his energetic and highly musical playing. He stands out for the remarkable technique, rigour and virtuosity he brings to musical poetry. After starting his musical education in Ukraine, Serhiy Salov continued his studies in London, where he obtained a master’s degree at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, before earning a Ph.D. at the Université de Montréal.
Holder of numerous awards and honours, Stéphane Tétreault received the 2018 Maureen Forrester Next Generation Award in recognition of his sensitivity, mastery of his instrument and great communication skills. Winner of the First Prize at the 2007 Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition, he was named “Révélation Radio-Canada” in classical music, “Discovery of the Year” at the Opus Awards and “Personality of the Week” by the daily newspaper La Presse. During the 2017-2018 season, he took part in the Orchestre Métropolitain’s first European tour with Maestro Nézet-Séguin and made his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Stéphane holds a master’s degree in interpretation from Université de Montréal.
Tickets, information and programming: https://promusica.qc.ca/
The concert was recorded on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the Domaine Bavarois in Dunham. This Louis Godbout project was carried out in strict compliance with the health standards in force.
Digital broadcast available from April 11, 8 a.m. to April 25.