Vancouver Recital Society

2016-2017 SEASON

JAVIER PERIANES AND BENJAMIN GROSVENOR CLOSE OUT THE RECITAL SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE

Javier Perianes, Benjamin Grosvenor

MURRAY PERAHIA STILL COURTS THE REVELATORY

Murray Perahia

PIANIST PAUL LEWIS REACHES OUT TO NEW TERRAIN

Paul Lewis

A RAVISHING ‘WINTERLUDE’ FROM JEAN-GUIHEN QUEYRAS AND ALEXANDER MELNIKOV

Jean-Guihen Queyras,  Alexander Melnikov

JOYCE DIDONATO’S ‘WAR AND PEACE’ BRINGS REJUVENATION TO A TROUBLED WORLD

Joyce DiDonato, Manuel Palazzo, Il Pomo d’Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

MAGNETIC BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV AND THE VANCOUVER RECITAL SOCIETY PAY TRIBUTE TO BING THOM

Behzod Abduraimov

A DISTINCTIVE AND WIDE-RANGING RECITAL FROM CELLIST ISTVAN VARDAI

István Várdai, Zoltán Fejérvári

PLAYING OF GREAT BEAUTY AND A PENETRATING SHOSTAKOVICH FROM THE DANISH QUARTET

Danish String Quartet

KSENIJA SIDOROVA BRINGS BOTH MASTERY AND LIFE TO THE ACCORDION

Ksenija Sidorova

2015-16 SEASON

IAN BOSTRIDGE AND WENWEN DU REVISIT THE SONGS OF WAR

Ian Bostridge, Wenwen Du

BRYN TERFEL SHOWS HOW TO BRING A CELEBRITY CONCERT TO LIFE

Bryn Terfel, Natalia Katyukova

THE DORIC STRING QUARTET AND INON BARNATAN HIGHLIGHT A FINE ‘SCHUBERTIADE’ FESTIVAL

Inon Barnatan, Jonathan Biss, and Kuok-Wai Lio, Benjamin Beilman, Gary Hoffman, Doric String Quartet

SILVER-HUED WONDER FROM MARK PADMORE AND PAUL LEWIS

Mark Padmore, Paul Lewis

A BOLD DEBUT FOR THE BROWN-URIOSTE-CANELLAKIS TRIO

Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio

RICHARD GOODE TRAVERSES BACH WITH ARCHITECTURE AND SENSIBILITY

Richard Goode

THE TETZLAFF TRIO OFFERS AN INTENSE EXPERIENCE WITH CONTROVERSIAL REWARDS

Tetzlaff Trio

THE INTRIGUE OF PIANIST IGOR LEVIT

Igor Levit

TREASURABLE INSIGHT AND DISTINCTION IN SIR ANDRAS SCHIFF’S ‘LAST SONATAS’

Sir András Schiff

A WONDERFULLY VARIED PROGRAMME FROM LEIF OVE ANDSNES – WITH SOME SURPRISES

Leif Ove Andsnes

IS THE ARCANTO QUARTET NOT THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?

Arcanto Quartet

CAROLINE GOULDING AND RAPHAEL SEVERE CAPTIVATE AS ‘NEW GENERATION’ ARTISTS

Caroline Goulding, Raphaël Sévère

JEREMY DENK’S ‘EXPERIMENTS’ ADVENTUROUS BUT ONLY A QUALIFIED SUCCESS

Jeremy Denk

MAXIMILIAN HORNUNG AND BENJAMIN ENGELI: AN ENCHANTING DUO

Maximillian Hornung, Benjamin Engeli

2014-2015 SEASON

PAUL LEWIS ILLUMINES THE LAST THREE SONATAS OF BEETHOVEN

Paul Lewis

A TRULY MEMORABLE WINTERREISE FROM IAN BOSTRIDGE AND WENWEN DU

Ian Bostridge, Wenwen Du

POISE, STRENGTH AND VARIETY FROM YOUNG JOSEPH MOOG

Joseph Moog

STEVEN ISSERLIS AND ROBERT LEVIN FIND COMPELLING DEPTH IN BEETHOVEN

Steven Isserlis, Robert Levin

KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT DELIGHTS IN MOZART FORTEPIANO RECITAL

Kristian Bezuidenhout

BRILLIANT, BUT SOMEWHAT DETACHED, PIANISM FROM BENJAMIN GROSVENOR

Benjamin Grosvenor

VARIETY AND MASTERY FROM SIR ANDRAS SCHIFF

András Schiff

STEVEN OSBORNE’S PROBING BEETHOVEN

Steven Osborne

SPLENDID VARIETY AND ENGAGEMENT FROM EMANUEL AX

Emanuel Ax

A STUNNING JOURNEY WITH THE DORIC STRING QUARTET

Doric String Quartet

THE GENIUS OF PAVEL KOLESNIKOV

Pavel Kolesnikov

INNOVATION AND INSIGHT FROM PAUL LEWIS AND THE VERTAVO QUARTET

Paul Lewis, Vertavo String Quartet

A STIMULATING YET VARIABLE RECITAL FROM LUCA PISARONI

Luca Pisaroni

FASCINATING EXPERIMENTS FROM THE DANISH QUARTET

Danish Quartet

CHRISTIAN GERHAHER AND ‘THE ART OF THE LIED’

Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber

2013-2014 SEASON

MASTERY IN CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF'S SOLO RECITAL

Christian Tetzlaff

TONAL BEAUTY FROM MULLER-SCHOTT AND TRPCESKI

Daniel Muller-Schott, Simon Trpceski

THE WISDOM OF MATURITY: PINCHAS ZUKERMAN AND YEFIM BRONFMAN

Pnichas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman

THE BRAHMS FESTIVAL WITH THE JERUSALEM QUARTET

Jerusalem Quartet,  Inon Barnatan, Hsin-Yun Huang, Sharon Kam

THE 'ART' OF THE CELLO: YO-YO MA AND KATHRYN STOTT

Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott

BEHZOD ABDURAIMOV RETURNS

Behzod Abduraimov

THE 'KING' RETURNS - WITH UNBRIDLED FIRE AND PASSION

Murray Perahia

GERALD FINLEY'S WINTERISSE

Gerald Finley, Julius Drake

THE YEAR OF THE MANDOLIN: AVI AVITAL

Avi Avital

THREE BRILLIANT VIOLINISTS

Vilde Frang, Michail Lifits 

MUSICAL FUSION: THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT OF THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE

Silk Road Ensemble

THE OPENING CONCERTS

Sitkovetsky Trio

 

2012-2013 SEASON

IS THIS THE NEXT GREAT PIANIST?

Benjamin Grosvenor

•AN INSPIRED PARTNERSHIP: JOYCE YANG AND AUGUSTIN HADELICH

Joyce Yang, Augustin Hadelich

A SUNDAY FESTIVAL AT THE PLAYHOUSE

Milos Karadaglich

•SUPREME PIANO VIRTUOSI AS COMPOSERS

Marc-Andre Hamelin, Stephen Hough

PAUL LEWIS AND THE LAST THREE SCHUBERT SONATAS

Paul Lewis

ANDRAS SCHIFF: PIONEER OF BACH ON THE PIANO

Andras Schiff

 

2011-2012 Season

TWO GREAT PIANISTS

Steven Osborne, Murray Perahia

THE ‘SPELL’ OF FLORIAN BOESCH

Florian Boesch, Roger Vignoles

KHATIA FINALLY ARRIVES

Khatia Buniatishvili

ALEXANDER MELNIKOV PLAYS SHOSTAKOVICH

Alexander Melnikov

TWO CAPTIVATING YOUNG PIANISTS

George Li, Juho Pohjonen

THE MAGNIFICENT SIMON KEENLYSIDE

Simon Keenlyside, Malcolm Martineau

THE FLOWERING OF THE JERUSALEM QUARTET

Jerusalem String Quartet

 

2010-2011 Season

A CELEBRATION OF THE PIANO

Yevgeny Sudbin 

INSPIRED YOUNG CLASSICAL MUSICIANS

Martin Helmchen, Daniel Hope, Gabriel Kahane, Alisa Weilerstein

SUPERB PIANISM AT THE CHAN

Simon Trpceski

LANG LANG RETURNS TO THE ORPHEUM

Lang Lang 

•TWO YOUNG ASPIRING VIOLINISTS

Stephan Jackiw and Nikki Chooi 

THE ARTISTRY OF A CANADIAN DIVA

Measha Brueggergosman, Justus Zeyen

A MEETING OF YOUNG MINDS

Arcanto Quartet

SEEKING MUSICAL TRUTH

Paul Lewis

PIANIST AND THINKER

Inon Barnatan

 

2009-2010 Season

•THE 30th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT OF THE VANCOUVER RECITAL SOCIETY

Yuja Wang 

 

2008-2009 Season

•SEARCHING FOR BEETHOVEN STYLE

Angela Hewitt and Daniel Muller-Schott 

•A VERSATILE CLARINETIST AND HIS EXPERIMENTS

Martin Frost and Jerusalem String Quartet