Andre Laplante is dubbed one of the “greatest romantic pianists of the era” and he’s going to be demonstrating his finesse with the ivories when he visits Langley this weekend.
The internationally acclaimed, Juno-award winning classical pianist will be performing during the Langley Community Music School’s season opener of the Rose Gellert Series on Saturday, Nov. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m.
“He will be playing some of the great romantic works that established his reputation as a legend of the concert stage, and the audience can expect an absolute musical tour de force,” said LCMS’s artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann.
“We are honoured to welcome such a critically acclaimed talent to Rose Gellert Hall.”
Laplante has garnered international attention, winning multiple international awards in Geneva, Sydney and Moscow, placing him in the elite circle of global virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.
Consistently a winner of the best performer of the year or best concert of the year, Laplante has been granted one of Canada’s highest honours: Officer of the Order of Canada.
An active recording artist for the likes of CBC and Melodia, Laplante has gained notoriety for his orchestral recordings, earning multiple awards such as Canada’s esteemed Juno award.
Laplante continues to tour the world as an orchestral soloist, working with symphonies from Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Czech, Minnesota, Buffalo, Columbus, Mexico, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and more.
When Laplante is not touring or serving as a juror on international piano competitions, he teaches class at the Montreal Conservatory as well as summer classes and master classes throughout Canada and the United States. Learn more at www.andrelaplante.com.
He will also be giving a master class today (Thursday, Nov. 17) from 5 to 8 p.m. at Langley Community Music School.
Working with some senior LCMS piano students, Laplante’s master class will be a great opportunity to garner musical and teaching insights from this legendary pianist, Bergmann aid.
Audience is welcome and there is no charge to attend the master class.
In the meantime, Saturday’s concert tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $16 for students, and $10 for LCMS students and available by calling the box office at 604-534-2848 or visit langleymusic.com.
The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 St. in Langley.