3:00pm March 21/21 Sheng Cai, piano
Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto
Program: TBA, Canadian composer Lara Kuzmenko “In Memoriam of Victims of Chernobyl”.
Recently described as ” The most electrifying soloist of the 2017 season !” by South Coast Today of Massachusetts, USA. Canadian pianist Sheng Cai has embraced the keyboard tradition which epitomizes the greatness of the romantic virtuoso. His performances of major keyboard works of the past centuries have touched audiences and won the praise of critics on four continents. The Toronto Star headlined ” This is a young man with real talent… from a clear, singing tone to a subtle sense of rubato to a judicious choice of tempi “. and described as a pianist ” with great confidence… gave more lucidity, color and power” by the Birmingham News. Sheng Cai has been honoured with a number of prizes and awards and continues to push the boundaries in interpreting both the established and rarities of the piano literature.