Pianist Louis Lortie Plays Chopin's Complete Etudes at the Kennedy Center
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The National Symphony Orchestra's latest innovative program, NEW MOVES: symphony + dance, kicks off with a concert featuring the combined talents of the NSO and dancers from KEIGWIN + COMPANY. On the bill will be selections from Leonard Bernstein's On the Town and On the Waterfront, with new choreography by Larry Keigwin. The orchestra will also showcase William Schuman's New England Triptych, the 1956 three-part series of tone poems. Finally, Sue Heineman, the NSO's principal bassoonist, will be featured on Marc Neikrug's Bassoon Concerto. Learn More
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“One of a half-dozen pianists worth dropping everything to hear.” —Daily Telegraph (London)
“(Lortie’s) interpretation of Chopin is electrifying.” —The Guardian (London)
Louis Lortie OC, CQ is a French-Canadian pianist.
He is known for his interpretation of Ravel, Chopin and Beethoven. He is an international soloist, and has made over 30 recordings on the Chandos label.
Born in Montreal, Louis Lortie made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the age of thirteen and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra three years later. Soon after he performed an historic tour of the People’s Republic of China and Japan.
He won First Prize in the Busoni Competition in 1984. He was also a prize-winner at the Leeds Competition. He was named an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec as well as an honorary doctorate from Université Laval. He also teaches at Italy’s renowned piano institute at Imola and currently lives in Berlin.
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