MONTREAL, May 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for the 2011-2012 Laureate Concert Series. Please join us for the fifth and final concert of this series.
Albrechtsberger Harp Conterto
Soloist: Valérie Milot
Conductor: Wanda Kaluzny
Also on the program: Rhapsody by Canadian composer, Victor Davis, Symphony no. 33 by
Mozart and Sinfonia Op. 9 no. 2 by Johan Christian Bach.
|When:||Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET|
Bourgie Concert Hall
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
For further information or to schedule interviews with the concert conductor and/or soloist, interested individuals and media can contact Mona Awad, MCO Executive Director, at 514-871-1224 or at email@example.com
About the soloist
Valérie Milot, harp virtuoso, possesses a style that is both vibrant and powerful. Laureate of numerous competitions, she was the first harpist in nearly 100 years to win the Prix d'Europe in 2008. That same year, she received the "Best interpretation of a contemporary work" prize at the International Harp Competition of the Cité des Arts de Paris. Radio-Canada Musique named her Revelation of the year 2009-2010, classical category.
About the conductor
Born in Montreal, Wanda Kaluzny started her musical studies with lessons in piano and organ. She began her conducting career at the age of 11 when she assumed the position of organist and choir director at the Holy Cross Parish in Montreal, a position she held for eight years. A year later at the age of twenty, she founded the Montreal Chamber Orchestra making her at the time, the youngest and only woman conductor of a professional Orchestra. Kaluzny's conducting studies include working with Stefan Stuligrosz in Poland and with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation in the U.S. She toured in Europe as Maestro Bruck's assistant and also guest conducted in North America and Europe. In April 1990, she was the first woman to guest conduct the Baden-Baden Symphony in Germany.
About the Montreal Chamber Orchestra
The Montreal Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1974 by its Artistic Director and Conductor, Wanda Kaluzny. Under her leadership the MCO has earned a reputation for excellence and has achieved international recognition: Korean tour including a television broadcast (1990-91); tour of Southeastern U.S.A. (Nov 1990); tour in California invited by Columbia Artist Management (Mar 1992). The MCO was also honored to be the first Canadian Orchestra featured in two PBS programs produced by Vermont Public Television, which included the memorial concert entitled "Requiem for September 11". The Montreal Chamber Orchestra can be heard on the compact discs Suites for Strings and Cinématique.
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or to schedule interviews with the concert conductor and/or soloist, interested individuals and media can contact Mona Awad, MCO Executive Director, at 514-871-1224 or at firstname.lastname@example.org