Renowned Canadian pianist, recognized as one of the great romantic virtuosos. Holds 4 Opus, 2 Félix Awards, and a Juno for Classical Album among others. Officer of the Order of Canada.
André LaplanteMar. 24, 2013
André Laplante began studying piano at age 7, continuing at the École Vincent-d’Indy with Natalie Pépin and Yvonne Hubert, at Juilliard with Sascha Gorodnitzki and in Paris with Yvonne Lefébure. 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 4 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.

5th LMMC engagement.


J.S. BACH              Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor,
                                     BWV 853   
BACH-BUSONI     Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major,
                                     BWV 564
                                       Preludio, quasi improvvisando:
                                          Tempo moderato
                                        Intermezzo: Adagio
                                        Fuga: Moderamente scherzando,
                                          un poco umoristico

J. HÉTU                  Variations pour piano, Opus 8   

F. MOREL               Deux Études de sonorité

SCHUBERT            Moment musical No. 2 in A flat major,

                                       D. 780                                      

SCHUBERT            Wandererfantasie in C major, D. 760