Starting November 24, 2018 Saturday

Nov. 24 at 2 pm– Jean-Samuel Bez & Jean-Luc Therrien

The Clearly Musical Home Concert Series features musicians in up-close experiences in the Heart of Richmond Hill. You will have the opportunity to clearly see and hear the musicians and ask questions to learn more about the music and the performers! 

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Originally from Repentigny, Quebec, Canadian pianist JEAN-LUC THERRIENhas been actively performing in Canada and abroad. He has stood out in many competitions such as the Luigi Zanuccoli International Music Competition (1st prize), the Mauro Paolo Monopoli Prize International Piano Competition, (3rd prize and audience prize) and the Canadian Music Competition’s Stepping Stone (3rd prize). He was also awardedseveral prizes including the Gilles-GauthierExcellence Award, the Wilfrid-PelletierExcellence Award and the Governor General of Canada’s Academic medal.

A graduate of the Trois-RivièresMusic Conservatory, Jean-Luc received his Master’s degree in Piano Performance fromthe MozarteumUniversity in Salzburg. His principal professors have included Denise Trudel, Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch and George Kern. Since September 2017, he has been in the ACP Program (Advanced Certificate in Performance) at the University of Toronto, where he studies with Marietta Orlov on a full-tuition scholarship.

Born in Pontarlier (France), JEAN-SAMUEL BEZ started playing the violin thanks to Krystina Mugica. Attracted early by chamber music, he soon became a regular on the local scenes and played in various festivals such as Les Nuits de Joux, Les Ariolicales and Automne musical en Val de Saône. Sensitive to the importance of creating and spreading the contemporary repertoire, Jean-Samuel intensely works with composers. In 2015, he was also the laureate of the Young Bozar Project within the Alternative Violin Duet 2Väinö. With this duet, he focuses on developing new alternatives to traditional concerts, mixing art forms and means of expression.

Jean-Samuel was unanimously awarded a First Prize at the Conservatory of Dijon and First Prizes of Excellence and Virtuosity at the Conservatory of Music of Rueil-Malmaison. Later, he entered the Brussels Royal Conservatory of Music (Belgium) in the studio of Veronique Bogaerts, where he received his degrees with high distinction and was granted the Pappaerts Prize in 2016 as a reward for an exceptional academic path. Currently, he is a postgraduate student at the UniversitätfürMusik und DarstellendeKunst in Vienna (Austria) in the class of Michael Frischenschlager.

Jean Samuel is the laureate of numerous prizes, scholarships and international competitions including the International Music Competition in Malte (Jury Prize, 2015), Hanseez-Castilhon and HorlaisDapsens Prizes in Brussels (2016), Svirel International Music Competition in Slovenia (1st prize, 2017) LuigiZanuccoli International Music, Italy (1st prize,2017). Jean-Samuel has also played several times as a soloist: with the Ensemble Orchestral of Dijon (France), the University Orchestra of Burgondy (France), the Philharmony of Budweis (Czech Republic) and the SotiropoulosCamerata of Brussels (Belgium), interpreting among others the concertos of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovski and Wieniawski. As a chamber music player, he joined, in 2016, the Spilliaert Trio, whose vocation is to make discover the Belgium Musical Patrimony.

EVENT DETAILS

Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:50 pm. No latecomers are permitted. The private residence address (in the Heart of Richmond Hill) and free parking details will be sent upon advance seat purchase of $35 incl. HST. Limited seating is available for this intimate living room concert- advance ticket purchase required. Reception & Question & Answer period with the musicians included. The event concludes at 9:30 pm.

To bring Clearly Musical Home Concerts to -your- home or neighbourhood, please contact Joanna Grace: joanna@joannagrace.ca or 647-701-8421.

Host JOANNA GRACE was selected as the “Emerging Creative Talent” for Richmond Hill in 2016. View a short video here. She is passionate about bringing people together through creative experiences, expression and education through the Clearly Musical Home Concerts.

FAQs

1) Who is this event best suited for? Age 12 and up are welcome to attend. This event requires sitting attentively and quietly for 1 hour at a time. This event is best suited for those interested in live musical performances and being up close to see and hear clearly.

2) What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free street parking is available. Close to Yonge Street, this Richmond Hill home is accessible by public transport. Details are sent with your RSVP and payment. Please be aware that this location is not wheelchair accessible and has steps to the front door and also to the washroom inside. If you have challenges with stairs, please communicate your concerns with the organizer before purchasing a ticket.

3) If you have pet or food allergies or sensitivities that may inhibit your enjoyment of this performance, please contact Joanna Grace before purchasing a ticket.

4) Can I purchase a ticket at the door? No, there are no ticket sales at the door. Because this a private residence and an intimate up-close experience, all seats must be reserved in advance.

5) What’s the refund policy? There are no refunds. If you wish to transfer your seat to someone else, kindly let us know who is coming in your place. Contact Joanna Grace joanna@joannagrace.ca 647-701-8421 Hope you can join us

Please join us November 24 at 2:00 pm!

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