JANNE MERTANEN, PIANO
Janne Mertanen won the International Chopin Competition in Darmstadt, Germany in 1992. He is a particularly sensitive and dramatic interpreter of Chopin: ‘His playing goes from a mere whisper, even in runs, to thunderous fortes, plus everything in between’. Of his ten CD’s, his recordings of the Nocturnes, on Alba, were awarded the Grand Prix du Disque Frédéric Chopin 2005 in Warsaw. He originally studied at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where his teachers included Erik T. Tawastjerna, son of Jean Sibelius. The pianist appeared for the first time in Canada and the U.S. in 2003. This will be his second Vancouver appearance since then.
MARCH 28, 8PM, MAGEE THEATER