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Event Archive - Classical piano concert: Amélie Fortin, Marie-Christine Poirier

The Duo Fortin-Poirier is a “piano four hands” ensemble with two pianists, Amélie Fortin, and Marie-Christine Poirier, on one piano. Their passionate interpretations are enriched by their acute sensitivity and the remarkable affinity they share as musicians.

Since the ensemble was created in 2005, the Duo Fortin-Poirier has been acclaimed both in Canada and internationally, with many distinctions, scholarships and awards including 1st prize at the Canadian Music Competition, 2nd prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Roma in 2013, selection as finalists in the Concours international de piano à quatre mains de Valberg in 2009 and at the Liszt 200 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition in 2011. A special mention from the jury at the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in 2010 and scholarships from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Québec Conseil des Arts.

Very prolific on the North American music scene, the Duo Fortin-Poirier created "Vingt doigts et un piano" (Twenty fingers on one piano) in 2008, the first classical music concert to be selected for the Entrées en Scène Loto-Québec (2013-2014). More recently, the duo has also played at the Festival de Lanaudière (2015), toured in the Maritimes with Debut Atlantic (2017), and performed their concert entitled "Mémoires" on tour with Prairie Debut (2016-2017). The two pianists also crisscrossed the Western states of USA on tour in April 2017. Their recordings, "Vingt doigts et un piano" (2013) and "Mémoires" (2017) are featured regularly on the program Espace Musique, on CBC-Radio Canada Premiere, and on Radio-Classique.

REPERTOIRE PLAYED: MEMORIES

EDVARD GRIEG
Valses Caprice op.37

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK
Légendes, Op. 59 (extraits)
I. Allegretto
II. Molto Moderato

SAMUEL BARBER
Souvenirs
I. Valse
II. Schottische
III. Pas de deux
IV. Two-Steps
V. Hésitation-Tango
VI. Galop

***** INTERMISSION *****

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Adios nonino

VANESSA MARCOUX
Chroniques d'une coupe à blanc

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
Vocalise

WILLIAM BOLCOM
Garden of Eden : The Serpent's Kiss

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