Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lucas Porter Plays Concerts in Halifax & Mahone Bay on April 24 and April 26, 2019.

“The young lion of the keyboard” Lucas Porter, graces two stages with what Natasha Gauthier of the Ottawa Citizen describes as “staggering virtuosity and some of the old-school pyrotechnics and unabashed romanticism of early 20th-century legends." 

Photo from Lucas Porter's WebsiteGerman Masterworks Recital:
German Masterworks:

April 24, 2019. 7 pm.
Music Room
6181 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax


Musique Royal presents: Paris in the 1930's 

April 26, 2019. 6 pm.
Cecilia's Retreat
1199 Oakland Rd. RR2, Mahone Bay

For over ten years, composer and pianist Lucas Porter has performed with vocalists, string ensembles and orchestras, including the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra, the Oakville Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Bacau Orchestra in Italy.

Chosen to represent Canada at Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan, he took part in a series of concerts along with Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman. At the invitation of the Honourable Peter McKay, he played for Condoleezza Rice at the Halifax 9/11 Ceremony in September of 2006. He won the 2008 Raymond Simpson Award and performed in the 2011 Canada Winter Games which were held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2013 he won the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Awards. 

A graduate of the Glenn Gould School’s Bachelors of Music Program, he is the youngest student to date to ever win the school’s Concerto Competition. Lucas was accepted into the International Mendelssohn Akademie that took place in in July of 2014, studying with world renowned pedagogues Jacques Rouvier and Arie Vardi. He received a Master of Music from the University of Montreal in May of 2015 under the tutelage of Prof. Durand before studying with Prof. Dang Thai Son, the gold medalist of the International Chopin Piano Competition in 1980.

Lucas began the Oberlin/Lake Como Fellow Program in September of 2017. He is currently in the studio of Prof. Stanislav Ioudenitch and will have masterclasses and lessons with many renowned pianists and pedagogues, including William Grant Naboré, Dang Thai Son, Martino Tirimo, Peter Frankl, and Paul Badura-Skoda. 

Biographical information was condensed from Lucas Porter's website. 

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