Music Toronto & Brantford Music Club Present PIANO SIX: 6 World-class Pianists 2 Pianos 12 Hands
In a rewarding year of touring across rural Canada, Piano Six "New Generation", an ensemble of 6 top Canadian concert pianists are this month offering the rare opportunity for music enthusiasts in two larger, more central communities to experience their magic: Toronto and Brantford.
Led by Artistic Director and celebrated concert pianist Daniel Wnukowski, this new ensemble follows the mandate of the original Piano Six initiative (1994-2010) to bring high-quality classical music to small and remote communities in Canada currently without access to live classical performances. Wnukowski has joined forces with five more world-class Canadian pianists Marika Bournaki, David Jalbert, Angela Park, Ian Parker, and Anastasia Rizikov to fulfill this mission..
Piano Six "New Generation" October concerts include:
The Toronto Gala Concert : Tuesday, October 22 at 8pm in the Jane Mallet Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Performing Arts: Join Piano Six “New Generation” for their first Toronto Gala Concert - a co-production with Music Toronto. Tickets available now - order conveniently online at: http://music-toronto.com/tickets.htm or at the box office (416) 366-7723
The Brantford Concert: Sunday, October 20 at 7:30pm at the Sanderson Centre in Downtown Brantford: The Brantford Music Club series proudly presents their city's first concert with Piano Six.
Tickets available online at: http://www.sandersoncentre.ca/UpcomingShows.aspx or at the box office 519-758-8090 or 1-800-265-0710
More about Piano Six:
Originally founded in 1994 by pianist Janina Fialkowska, Piano Six created live classical music events featuring Canada’s finest musical talent, in remote and rural parts of the country that were not traditionally served on concert tour routes. In 2004, the company expanded to include other instrumental artists and was renamed Piano Plus. Over a period of 16 years (1994-2010), Piano Six and Piano Plus reached 100,000+ people performing 430 events across Canada. In 2017, pianist Daniel Wnukowski resurrected the original Piano Six model, re-launching it as Piano Six "New Generation", and was joined by Marika Bournaki, David Jalbert, Angela Park, Ian Parker, and Anastasia Rizikov. Artist Biographies for each artist at: http://www.pianosix.com
A typical visit by a Piano Six "New Generation" pianist lasts 1-2 days and, depending on the community's wishes, could include a variety of outreach activities such as a masterclass for music students, a workshop for piano teachers, or a school or community concert.
In spring and fall of 2019, members of Piano Six "New Generation" have already shared their music with the following communities:~ Daniel Wnukowski - Rainy River, ON; Fort Frances, ON; Windsor, ON; Fort Nelson, BC.~ Angela Park - Fort St. John, BC; Slave Lake, AB.~ Anastasia Rizikov - Hay River, NWT; Fort Smith, NWT; Yellowknife, NWT.~ David Jalbert - Florenceville-Bristol, NB; Woodstock, NB; Fredericton, NB; Perth-Andover area, NB.
This month, Ian Parker will do so in Saskatoon and Prince Albert, SK, and, in November Marika Bournaki will be in Russell, MB.
"We bring what our passion is - performing piano music throughout the world - into small communities in Canada, places that ordinarily would not have an international artist coming through to perform for them," explains Wnukowski. "We want to bring a spark to the community, show what the piano can do, and ultimately, open the door to bring more classical performing artists into these communities moving forward."
Piano Six “New Generation” gratefully acknowledges sponsorship by the New Classical FM 96.3 and the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, the Toldo Foundation and Yamaha Canada Music.