Montreal West island Piano Violin Summer Concert - Piano and Violin Recital by piaist Martin Karlicek and violinist Mana Shiraishi
Date: 9th June 2012
Video Excerpt of the live concert
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Linda Wong Memorial Concert Hall (Lambda Concert Hall)
Tel (514) 697-9991
Tickets: $12 (Adults) $8 (Students)
Address: 4989 Boul des Sources, Pierrefonds, Quebec, H8Y3E3, Canada
Enjoy an evening of beautiful piano and violin music by pianist Martin Karlicek and violinist Mana Shiraishi at Lambda School of Music and Fine Arts
Violin: Mana Shiraishi Piano: Martin Karlíček
Tomaso Antonio Vitali (1663-1745): Chaconne for violin and piano
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962): Chinese Tambourine for violin and piano
Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Dances for violin and piano
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): Three Nocturnes "Liebesträume" for solo piano
Ferenc Liszt (1811-1886): Grand Duo Concertant sur la romance de M. Charles-Philippe Lafont "Le départ du jeune marin" for violin and piano
Biography of Artists
Martin Karlíček (Pianist)
Czech pianist Martin Karlíček teaches piano at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal (Canada) and gives concerts as a soloist and a chamber musician. His piano playing has been described as “inspiring, rich, sensitive, stylistically taut and arresting, precise, crisp, brilliantly controlled, wonderfully colorful and always imaginative.” His performances and lectures were enthusiastically received by audiences in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Italy, Canada, Greece, U.S.A. and Japan. Aside from establishing his reputation as a dynamic promoter of Czech music, Martin Karlíček’s large solo and chamber music repertoire includes standard and contemporary works: one of his last projects was a CD of complete piano & cello and piano works by a young Canadian composer Andrew Yin Svoboda (1977-2004). Also, Mr. Karlíček introduced a world premiere of Félix Frédéric Baril’s piano concerto Déviations (2004), in 2005 Martin Matalon’s Las siete Vidas de un Gato as a North-American premiere and a world premiere of Tekeni-Ahsen by Denys Bouliane in 2011. In 2008 he and a Japanese violinist Mana Shiraishi, established Duo Ventapane that instantly embarked on tours of Europe and Japan receiving praise and admiration: “Duo Ventapane is an event to experience...” Martin Karlíček studied at the Conservatoire in Plzeň, Academy of Music in Prague (B.Mus, M.Mus), Utrecht Academy of the Arts in Holland and at McGill University in Montreal in Canada (M.Mus, D.Mus).
Mana Shiraishi (Violinist)
Mana Shiraishi graduated from Toho Gakuen high school of Music and studied further at Toho Gakuen School of Music under Toshiya Eto and Tsugio Tokunaga. She also worked with violinists Jonathan Crow and Asako Urushihara. Currently, Mana Shiraishi plays solo as well as chamber music and is a sought after violin teacher. Her recent projects include promotion of all violin and piano works of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski and a project called “The Three Faces of Kreisler” that explores the rich output of the violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler. In 2002, she was chosen to enjoy chamber music collaboration with Midori Goto, Koji Oikawa and Kota Nagahara at Midori’s career 20th anniversary concert in Japan. She participated in a concert tour”Mozart meets Jazz” with Paquito D’Rivera and Makoto Ozone, and made an appearance at music festivals such as Martha Argerich festival in Beppu, La Folle Journée au Japon, Takefu International Music Festival, Classic Festival produced by Japan Federation of Musicians, and at the Czech Festival in Oita. She is a member of various orchestras such as the chamber ensemble “Appassionata” and the Tokyo Mozart Players. She plays in Orchetre symphonique de Trois-Rivières and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she is a member of Auriolus String Quartet, Creo Trio and Duo Ventapane. She established Duo Ventapane in 2008. The Duo played successful concert tours through Europe and Japan in 2009, 2010 as well as in 2011. Hailed for their musicianship, virtuosity and ensemble playing, one of their concerts was broadcasted on TV several times in Japan. Duo Ventapane won an award for B. Smetana at the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition in 2011 and will perform at the Winner’s Tour at several halls across the United States including Carnegie Hall in New York in the Spring 2012.