3:00pm May 6, 2018
Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue
Jean-Luc Therrien, piano
Mai Tategami, violin
Jean-Luc Therrien Over the years, Jean-Luc Therrien has stood out in many competitions such as the Luigi Zanuccoli International Music Competition (Chamber Music Prize), the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Prize International Piano Competition, (3rd prize and audience prize), the Canadian Music Competition’s Stepping Stone (3rd prize), etc. He has won the Soloists Competition of the Trois-Rivières Music Conservatory four times and consequently performed several concerts with the conservatory’s orchestra as well as the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières. Included in Therrien’s several prizes, are the Gilles-Gauthier Excellence Award, the Wilfrid-Pelletier Excellence Award and the Governor General of Canada’s Academic medal, as well as a grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts, which allowed him to pursue postgraduate studies in Austria in 2016-17. In 2016, pianist Jean-Luc Therrien toured across Quebec and the Maritimes as part of the Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s Emerging Artists Concerts on tour, with a program which included his own transcription of Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Les Préludes. A few months later, he made his orchestral debut in Asia with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra.
A graduate of the Trois-Rivières Music Conservatory, Therrien received his Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Since September 2017, Jean-Luc has been in the ACP Program (Advanced Certificate in Performance) at the University of Toronto, where he studies with Marietta Orlov on a full-tuition scholarship.
Mai Tategami made her Orchestra debut performing with Maestro Yutaka Sado when she was 14. She has won prizes at numerous competitions, winning the ABC Music Audition, 1st Prize at the Children Violin Competition (Japan), 3rd prize at the SMF International Music Competition (U.S), Special Prize at the Japan Mozart International Competition, and 2nd Prize at the Matsukata Music Award. She received the “Dosekai Award” from the Tokyo University of the Arts when she graduated there in 2011. More recently, she won the first edition of the “Orford Music Prize” and the “Fondation Yehudi Menuhin Prize” in Canada, and also, she is a prizewinner of the Johannes Brahms International Competition, Ibolyka-Gyarfas Violin Competition (Germany) and the International Violin Competition “Andrea Postacchini”.
As a chamber music player, Mai Tategami is invited to the Musique de Chambre à Giverny in 2018. She also received the Best Chamber Music Award at the Pablo Casals Music Festival (France). Mai Tategami also has a great interest in orchestras. She was a concertmistress of the Seiji Ozawa Ongakujyuku Orchestra, and became an Academy Student and temporary contract member of the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin (2012-2015). In the 2015/16 season, she played in the first violin section of the Beethoven Orchester Bonn. Since the 2016 season, she has been a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra (Director: Seiji Ozawa).
After graduating from the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” (2012) and obtaining her Master’s from the University of the Arts Berlin as the top student (2015), she is now studying at the University of the Arts Vienna under Prof. Michael Frischenschlager. Mai Tategami has traveled internationally, performing recitals in many major cities, most notably Tokyo, Osaka, Berlin, Salzburg, Hamburg and Toronto.
David L. McIntyre 1950- Composer and pianist David L. McIntyre has spent his life on the Canadian prairies. Born in Edmonton in 1950, raised in Saskatoon and Calgary, David has worked in Regina since 1976. He taught piano and composition until 1995 at the Canadian Bible College, and later at the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. For three years he served as composer-in-residence with the Regina Symphony Orchestra. An Associate Composer of the Canadian Music Centre, David is one of Canada’s leading composers of music for the piano. A Wild Innocence was the imposed piece for the 2011 Piano edition of the Montreal International Musical Competition. Butterflies & Bobcats, the imposed piece for the 2004 Egré Competition is now performed and broadcast worldwide. David is himself a respected pianist and frequent collaborator with many fine singers and instrumentalists. His CDs include collaborations with Sophie Bouffard, Lynn Channing, William Clark, John Griffiths, and Regina’s Contrasts trio and the Prairie Pride Chorus.
W.A. Mozart: Sonata for violin and piano in A Major, K 526
Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Kreisler: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
David L. McIntyre*: A Wild Innocence
Franck: Sonata for violin and piano in A Major
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