Montreal, April 29th 2014 — On Friday, May 23rd 2014 at 7:30pm, at the Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, violinist Julie-Anne Derome, cellist Gabriel Prynn and pianist Wonny Song will bring Trio Fibonacci’s 15th anniversary season to a close with a portrait of the chamber music of Denis Gougeon — including a new composition for trio — interspersed with new works by his former students Simon Bertrand and Éric Champagne. An event rich in perspectives...
Trio (2014) — Éric Champagne — première
Piano-soleil from Six thèmes solaires for piano solo (1990) — Denis Gougeon
Violoncelle-pluton from Six thèmes solaires for cello solo (1990) — Denis Gougeon
Trois mouvements pour violon et piano (1998) — Denis Gougeon
Prélude exutoire for violin solo (2014) — Simon Bertrand — première
Trio du cœur (2014) — Denis Gougeon — première
Recognised as one of Canada’s most important composers, Denis Gougeon’s catalogue includes more than a hundred compositions, from solos to orchestral works, concertos, chamber opera, music theatre and symphonic ballet. The Trio Fibonacci is delighted to join its colleagues in paying homage this year to an artist of exceptional polyvalence and one of Canada’s most popular composers. Three world premières on the programme: a new trio by rising star on the Canadian scene Éric Champagne, the Trio du cœur by Gougeon, as well as a new work for solo violin by Simon Bertrand.
Awarded the Prix Opus for “Discovery of the Year” in 2014, Éric Champagne is composer-in-residence at theOrchestre Métropolitain. An ever-widening public has applauded his works and he has been praised for his undeniable gifts of communication. Born in Montreal in 1980, he is truly a romantic spirit, affirming that he is “greatly attracted to the colours of Russia, France and the Nordic countries”. His new composition for trio was written to the memory of his father.
Trio du cœur is an adaptation of a work for violin and piano composed in 2011-2012 entitled Chants du cœur.Gougeon composed his Six thèmes solaires at the request of the Canadian Music Competition in 1990. Piano-soleilsymbolises raw energy, intense heat, and rays of light bursting forth. Violoncelle-pluton, on the other hand, evokes the farthest planet in the solar system, dark, mysterious.
A musician of growing stature and winner of the 2013 Prix Opus for “Composer of the Year”, Simon Bertrandis composer in residence at the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil. Prélude exutoire is, in the words of Simon Bertrand: “as the title suggests – exutoire meaning release or outlet - a work in which I allowed myself to shrug off both highly charged emotions and also some of the musical ideas present in my earlier works that have continued to be an obsession. This piece, impulsive and virtuosic, is dedicated to the violinist Julie-Anne Derome”.
The three artists of Trio Fibonacci have achieved international acclaim with violinist Julie-Anne Derome winning the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts in 2003 in recognition of her unique contribution to Canadian musical life. Trio Fibonacci cellist Gabriel Prynn has worked with some of the most important composers of our time, including Mauricio Kagel, Jonathan Harvey, George Aperghis and Pascal Dusapin. Pianist Wonny Song joined Trio Fibonacci shortly after winning the 2010 Canadian Musician Award. He has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as the Cincinnati Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Euro Asian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Latvian National Philharmonic Orchestra.
Trio Fibonacci is internationally recognised as one of the only piano trios in the world able to deliver brilliant and inspired interpretations of both traditional works and cutting edge contemporary music. Their concert tours have led them to several European countries, to South Africa, Brazil and Japan, to Buenos Aires, San Francisco and New York, as well as to festivals around the world including Musica Strasbourg (France), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Ars Musica Festival (Belgium), Ultraschall Festival (Berlin) and the CIMA Festival in Tuscany.
Friday, May 23rd 2014 — 7:30pm — Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke East [metro Sherbrooke]
TICKETS: $20 (regular), $15 (60+), $10 (students)
Tickets on sale at the door the evening of the performance and from www.lavitrine.com