15thAnniversary ~ Lyell Gustin Recital Series 2019
Outstanding musicians perform in the gala year of the Lyell Gustin Series! This season will bring to 50 the recitals presented since 2005, concerts by finest classical artists from across North America and Europe. Gustin House invites you to join in our musical celebrations.
David Jalbert, pianist
Wednesday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m.
A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and wide-ranging repertoire, David Jalbert is among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians; he was recently named by the CBC among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time.
To close the 15th season of the Lyell Gustin Recital Series, David Jalbert will perform music by Bach, Schumann, Haydn, and Shostakovich. A charismatic speaker, he will also give the pre-concert talk.
Appearing regularly as soloist and recitalist in Canada and across the globe, Mr. Jalbert dazzles audiences, critics and press alike: “Jalbert’s playing is remarkable for its sweep, confidence, sensitivity, power and color, what more can we ask?” (Fanfare);” and “[he plays with] musical imagination, phenomenal technique, and an unerring lightness of being” (Toronto Star).
His solo recordings of the Goldberg Variations, the Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, of American, French and Russian piano music, have all garnered international praise in venues ranging from Gramophone to France-Culture.
A national and international prize-winner, Mr. Jalbert has won six Opus Awards, including one this year for his recording of ballet transcriptions by Stravinsky and Prokofiev. He was nominated four times for Classical Album of the Year at the Juno Awards, and was the 2007 laureate of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts.
David Jalbert holds degrees from the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Toronto’s Glenn Gould School, Université de Montréal, and Conservatoire de Musique du Québec. He is now Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Ottawa, as well as a member of the faculty at the Orford Music Academy.
Concerts at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 436 Spadina Cres. East, Saskatoon
Performance 7:30 p.m., and pre-concert talk 6:45.
Individual tickets $40 regular / $30 student.
Children 12 and Under, free if accompanied by an adult.
Tickets at McNally Robinson, Saskatoon Academy of Music, Gustin Committee, or at the door.
More information: (306) 373-1451