122 Blake Pouliot, violin; Hsin-I Huang, piano


Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 1.30 pm | Walter Hall, U of T

One of Canada’s most promising young artists, in 2018 Blake Pouliot won both the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, and the Canada Council for the Arts Virginia Parker Prize. Described by the Toronto Star as, “One of those special talents that come along once in a lifetime,” and by Montreal’s La Presse as “Clearly. Absolutely. Undoubtedly virtuoso,” Blake is building a spectacular career performing in recital and with major orchestras. His recently recorded debut album of works by Ravel and Debussy has been nominated for a JUNO. He performs on the 1729 “Guarneri del Gesù” violin, on loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven — Violin Sonata no. 3, op. 12, no. 3, E flat major
  • Béla Bartók — Rhapsodies, violin and piano, No. 1 and No. 2
  • George Gershwin/Heifetz — Preludes 
  • Ernest Chausson — Poème, violin and piano, op. 25 
  • Derek Tywoniuk — The words too will desert you (commissioned by Pouliot) 
  • Leoš Janáček — Dumka, violin and piano, C minor
  • Jenő Hubay — Carmen: Fantasie brillante

All artists, dates, and programmes are subject to change without notice.

12.15 pm | Tuning Your Mind

Pre-concert Lecture | Free to ticket-holders

Yung-Yu Lin, DMA student in violin performance at the Faculty of Music.  She will speak about George Rochberg’s 50 Caprice Variations for solo violin, and play some examples. Rochberg wrote these variations on Paganini’s famous Caprice no. 24, in the style of Bach, Schubert, Mahler, Beethoven, Webern and Offenbach.

More about Yung-Yu.

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