Starts in 23 Days, 16 Hours
October 12, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
425 Centre St., Prescott,
Name of Volunteer
FTCA’s 35th season opens with The Mathieus’ Piano on Friday October 12 2018,7:30 pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Prescott.
As a child, the Canadian pianist and composer André Mathieu was nicknamed “the Québécois Mozart.” To honour his artistic legacy on the 50th anniversary of his death, pianists Rosemarie Duval-Laplante and Jean-Michel Dubé will perform works for two and four hands composed by André Mathieu himself, by his father Rodolphe, and by composers that inspired them: Mozart, Debussy, and Gershwin.
Sponsored by the late Judith Caldwell, the concert will be performed on a Steinway, courtesy Ottawa Steinway Gallery,
JEAN-MICHEL DUBÉ, piano
Originally from the Portneuf region of Québec, Jean-Michel Dubé studied with Marc Fortier and Suzanne Beaubien at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, where he obtained a Master’s in 2014 and a professional development diploma in 2015. Over the years, he has perfected his art under such masters as Benedetto Lupo, Stephen Kovacevitch, Michel Béroff, Till Felner, Jean-Philippe Collard, Jean Saulnier, Pierre Sancan, Jane Coop, Jorge Luis Prats, Philippe Cassar, and Jean-Paul Sevilla. Jean-Michel won First Prize in the Canadian Music Competition’s Stepping Stone competition in July 2017, and was also the recipient of the Prix Pierre Mantha and Prix John Newmark in the Prix d’Europe in 2016 and he has also been awarded the Grand Prix for all instruments at the Canadian Music Competition..
He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Appassionata, the Canadian Music Competition Orchestra, and the Orchestre Philharmonia Mundi de Montréal. In spring 2016, he recorded the complete works for piano by Québec composer André Mathieu The recording was released by Espace disque 21.
ROSEMARIE DUVAL-LAPLANTE, piano
Originally from the Québec City region, Rosemarie Duval-Laplante holds a B.A. (2014), a Master’s in performance (2016), and a professional development diploma (2017) completed in the class of Suzanne Beaubien at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec.
In 2014, she came in second at the Festival de musique du Royaume in Saguenay and first place at the Concours Pierre-de-Saurel in Sorel and also participated in the national finals of the 2015 Canadian Music Competition in Vancouver. In March 2016, she performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 as guest soloist with the orchestra of the Conservatoire de musique de Québec,. She obtained an Award of Distinction at her Master’s recital and won first place at the Festival de musique du Royaume in Saguenay. In June 2016, she participated in the Prix d’Europe.
In recent years, Rosemarie has been perfecting her art under pianists Jimmy Brière, Jane Coop, Benedetto Lupo,Jean-Philippe Collard, Till Felner, Jean-Paul Sevilla, Michel Béroff, and Stephen Kovacevich.
Both performers are emerging artists supported by Jeunessess Musicale (JMC)
Tickets for this and other concerts in the season are $25, and subscription tickets for the season (three concerts and an opera) are $60. Students have free admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or pre-ordered through www.ftca.ca.
FTCA is grateful to JMC, the Ontario Arts Council and its many other donors for the generous support