Renowned Canadian pianist, recognized as one of the great Romantic virtuosos. Holds 2 Opus and 2 Félix awards and a Juno for Classical Album of the Year (2004), among others.
André LaplanteMay 1, 2011
André Laplante began studying piano at age 7, continuing at the École Vincent-d’Indy with Natalie Pépin and Yvonne Hubert and then at Juilliard. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, followed by the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He made his recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 1978 and embarked upon recital tours, giving concerts with orchestras in North America, Europe and the Far East and participating in prestigious festivals including the Orford and Lanaudière Festivals. Recognized as one of the great Romantic virtuosos, he is considered one of Canada’s foremost pianists and holds 2 Opus awards for concerts and 2 Félix awards for Classical Album of the Year (1995 and 1996); and a Juno in 2004 for Classical Album (large ensemble) for a recording of the music of Jacques Hétu. He is an officer of the Order of Canada.

4th LMMC engagement.


HAYDN       Sonata No. 62 in E flat bémol major, Hob.XVI:52 (1794)


RAVEL        Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs) (1905)
                      La vallée des cloches (Miroirs) (1905)

RAVEL        Sonatine (1905)
                           Mouvement de menuet

LISZT           Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année: Italie

                           1. Sposalizio
                           2. Il penseroso
                           3. Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa
                           4. Sonetto 47 del Petrarca
                           5. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
                           6. Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
                           7. Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata

Listen to this concert, recorded live by CBC Radio 2: