Pianist Louis Lortie Plays Chopin's Complete Etudes at the Kennedy Center
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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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