January 16, 20208:00 pm - 11:00 pm
French pianist Lucas Debargue made the music world sit up in 2015 when the fourth place Tchaikovsky Competition winner was awarded the coveted Moscow Music Critic’s Prize.
“There hasn’t been a foreign pianist who has caused such a stir since Glenn Gould’s arrival in Moscow in the midst of the Cold War, or Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition.” – Huffington Post
Lucas Debargue appeared at Koerner Hall in a dual piano concert with a fellow Tchaikovsky Competition winner, as well as in a high profile chamber ensemble with celebrated violinist Janine Jansen. “Like a young Rimbaud, his touch is poetic and full of dazzling musical imagery — slightly dangerous even.” – Michael Vincent, Toronto Star and Musical Toronto
Now, the Toronto audience will experience the full scope of Debargue’s exceptional artistry in his first Koerner Hall solo recital.
Since his last Toronto visit, Debargue’s career has been rapidly developing. He appears in the world`s most prestigious recital halls and with distinguished conductors. He is about to release his fifth recording on Sony Classical – 52 Scarlatti sonatas. He makes his Koerner Hall solo debut in a program that reveals his fierce integrity and dazzling communicative power in 13 sonatas from this new album.