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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pianist Beatriz Boizan at Steinway Piano Gallery June 14


“She surprises by her sensitivity, her pianism and her incomparable and masterful sound"
– José Luis Turina (Spanish composer)
“One of the brightest new lights in the classical world” – The Vancouver Sun

Cuban-Canadian pianist Beatriz Boizán brings an exciting new dimension to the Toronto musical scene.  She will perform a short concert to celebrate the first anniversary of the Steinway Piano Gallery, 8-2651 John Street, Markham, on Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.

The captivating music of Spain, Latin America and her native Cuba make up a recital of about one hour in the Steinway Music Hall.  Ms. Boizán will also play the dazzling Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt, as arranged by Vladimir Horowitz.  

There is no admission charge but due to limited space, concert-goers must reserve by calling 905-940-5397 or 1-888-399-5397, or

A map and more information about Steinway Piano Gallery is available at   Ms. Boizan’s website is

Several of Ms. Boizán’s June 14 selections are also found on her debut CD, Pasión (Galano Records), which features 17 compositions by Lecuona, Soler, Cervantes, Albéniz and Ginastera. It is music that Ms. Boizán said she has been “breathing since childhood, and it represents the core of my work. Its rhythms are contagious and the melodies elegantly sculpted.  I have always longed to show the world the musical wonders of my Spanish and African heritage.”


Internationally renowned cellist Mischa Maisky chose Beatriz Boizán as his accompanist for his one-hour Live From the Concert Lobby performance at The New Classical 96.3 FM on May 2. 

In April, she made her debut with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Marco Parisotto, in a program of piano solos, duos and concerti.   She also gave a solo recital for the Concert Association of Huntsville.  Other recent appearances include London ON’s Aeolian Hall, Kitchener’s Registry Theatre, Toronto’s Gallery 345, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg).

This October sees her debut recital at St. James’s Piccadilly in London, England.  In January 2013, she performs at Almonte Old Town Hall in Ontario. 

Mentored by the great Alicia de Larrocha, Beatriz Boizán delights audiences and critics alike with her vibrant personality and breathtakingly individual performances. Her programs range from the graceful Baroque sonatas of Soler and Scarlatti to the rhythmically percussive compositions of Spain and Latin America, along with the lyrical romantic works of the standard European repertoire.

Born into a musical family in Baracoa, Cuba, Ms. Boizán began her piano studies with her grandmother, Esclarecida Guilarte. An honours graduate from the National School of Music in Havana, she continued her music studies in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia, and obtained her Master in Music degree at the University of Alberta.

Beatriz Boizán is represented by Marilyn Gilbert Arts Management.


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