Academy Current Events

May

1

WED

Piano Masterclass

Louis Lortie
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

 

 Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00PM – 7:00PM

  Showcase Pianos 1128 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

 

Don’t miss this chance to catch Louis Lortie’s Piano Masterclass at Showcase Music Academy West Broadway on May 1! Audience tickets are $15 each and free for Showcase Music Academy students and teachers. Book your seat now by calling 604.683.0300 or e-mailing management@showcaseacademy.com

Biography

French Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has extended his interpretative voice across a broad range of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style.  The London Times has identified the artist’s “combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have”.

He is in demand internationally. In 2017-2018, he is Artist in Residence of the Shanghai Symphony and performs four different programs with them throughout the season. He performs with the OSESP Sao Paulo and the complete Liszt “Annees de Pelerinage” in recital for them. In Australia, Mr. Lortie performs with WASO/Perth and with the Adelaide Symphony. He performs Liszt “Annees” for the Chicago Symphony and for the annual Liszt Festival in Raiding, Hungary. There will be two Lortie recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and an extensive recital tour in Italy. He performs and records with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony, was selected by Jaap Van Zweden to play Mozart K466 for one of Mr. Van Zweden’s final Dallas Symphony concerts as Music Director. He returns to the National Symphony Taipei, the Philadelphia Orchestra with Nezet-Seguin, the Toronto Symphony, Budapest Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. His play/conduct engagements are with great orchestras world-wide.

 

Apr

9

TUE

Piano Masterclass

Dr. Terence Dawson
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

 

 Tuesday, April 9th from 5:00PM – 7:00PM

  Showcase Pianos 1128 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC

 

We’re excited to be hosting a Piano Masterclass with Dr. Terence Dawson of UBC Music. On Tuesday, April 9 at 5pm, tune in to our YouTube Live broadcast of the masterclass, or join us in person for this unique learning experience. Audience tickets are $10 and can be acquired by calling 604.683.0300.

Biography

His musicality described as “lucid” (Globe and Mail), his performances as “stunning” (Vancouver Sun), and possessing “trademark elegance and technical flair” (Georgia Straight), pianist Terence Dawson has earned a reputation as one of Vancouver’s most respected musicians. Repeat invitations to give both concerts and master classes from coast to coast across Canada, as well as in the USA, England and Asia affirm his versatility as a performer, dedicated teacher and engaging lecturer.

His career spans that of solo pianist and chamber musician in both small and large ensembles. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, Curio Ensemble, and he is the collaborator of choice for numerous artists and ensembles.