March 2, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Saturday
Program Fee: $25
Program Fee Member: $21.25
Please note that the date of this concert is different than what was posted in the program guide. The concert is taking place on March 2; not March 16 as stated in the guide.
Come revel in the fanciful and imaginary worlds created by the magic of music. Let cellist Chloe Dominguez and pianist Janelle Fung take you on a sublime and mystical journey inspired by fables, from Russian folklore to Italian commedia dell’arte to a child-like fantasy of princess and prince. This program delves into the hearts and minds of great composers like Beethoven, Stravinsky, Janacek, Louie, and Franck.
Hear what happens when fairy tales and music merge, blend and blossom. The combination of cello, with its intrinsic singing qualities, and piano, with its infinite colour palette, instill a profound dimension to these works. This concert will charm, enchant and move audiences, seasoned or newcomers, to the rich sonorities of this instrumental duo.
Chloé Dominguez is a young cellist who recently completed her Doctorate in Music performance at McGill University, where she won the largest privately funded music scholarship in Canada, the Schulich School of Music's Golden Violin award. She also earned an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in performance, at McGill, as well as a diploma from the Conservatoire de Montreal. In 2007 she won first prize at the Festival de musique du Royaume, as well as Radio-Canada's Prix Jeunes Artistes. Ms. Dominguez is the solo cellist of l’Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal +, directed by Véronique Lacroix and she plays regularly with the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec under the direction of Walter Boudreau. In addition, she is regularly invited as a soloist by the best contemporary music ensembles in Montréal, and she never hesitates to go off the beaten path in her artistic exploration. She has premiered several works, notably three pieces for cello and electronics by composer Sean Ferguson: Ex Asperis (2008), Duo pour un violoncelle et un danseur (2008) as well as Miroirs (2007). Active as a chamber musician, Ms. Dominguez is a member of the Trio Morpheus ensemble, the ensemble Spirit’20, the Trio Lajoie, and the cello ensemble formed by Matt Haimovitz, Uccello. Chloé plays on a 1745 Lorenzo Carcassi cello.
Canadian pianist Janelle Fung has performed in concert from coast to coast in Canada, including tours with Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Winner of the “Artist of the Year” award from the BC Touring Council in 2014, her international concerts have taken her to over twenty countries on five continents. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Fung has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet, New York Woodwind Quintet, Mark Fewer and Matt Haimovitz. Ms. Fung has been a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions, including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, the Concours OSM-Standard Life, and the Canadian Music Competition. She has been featured on radio stations nationally and internationally including CBC, Radio-Canada, Classical 96.3 FM, NPR, and Radio France. Born in Vancouver, Canada, Janelle Fung began her piano studies at the age of four. Her principal teachers have included Nelita True, Julian Martin and Marc Durand. Ms. Fung received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and her doctorate from l’Université de Montréal. She is grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts and Yamaha Artists for their continued support.
Presented in conjunction with Prairie Debut, with support from The Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and RBC Foundation.