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CARSON BECKE: SONATAS OF THE EAST

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Southminster United Church

15 Aylmer Avenue

Ottawa, ON K1S 5G4

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Ottawa native virtuoso pianist Carson Becke presents sonatas by Frederic Chopin and by his most enigmatic successors in Russia and Poland.

Canadian Pianist Carson Becke has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician around the world. He is also the co-director of Pontiac Enchanté, a concert series in Luskville, Quebec.

After moving to the United Kingdom in 2005 to study at the Purcell School, Carson completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with Tatiana Sarkissova. Following studies in London, he completed his master’s degree (M.Phil.) in performance and musicology at the University of Oxford, made possible by the generous support of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation of Canada. Through his master’s degree, He studied the piano privately with Hinrich Alpers in Berlin with the support of the University of Oxford’s Conway Scholarship program.

Currently, Carson is reading for his doctorate (D.Phil.) in music at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. Carson’s doctoral studies are generously supported by the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund. His research concerns the role of the piano in the life and work of Richard Strauss. Alongside his research on Strauss, he is working on a multi album project to record Strauss’s early piano, chamber, and vocal music. Carson is also on staff at the Purcell School of Music, where he teaches musicianship.

MPRS

The Master Piano Recital Series is the region’s uniquely dedicated solo classical piano series. Hailed for “filling a necessary niche” (Citizen) in the city, the series brings spectacular classical piano talent from around the world to audiences in the nation's capital.

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UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS

UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS is an incorporated not for profit musical production company (charitable status pending), established to enable the presentation of superb live music, accessibly and affordably in the community.

Dedicated to building connection through music, UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS, under the Artistic Direction of Roland Graham, presents audiences in the Nation’s Capital with exciting performers, especially young and emerging artists from Canada and beyond, playing the music that most fires their passion from across the genres, in two the series, Concerts by the Canal (CBTC) and the Master Piano Recital Series (MPRS).

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Southminster United Church, on the bank of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, hosts a thriving musical program that includes, in addition to UPBEAT’s programing, the DOMS weekly Wednesday noon-hour concert series, along with frequent appearances by noteworthy artists and ensembles from Ottawa and beyond. The church’s fine acoustics, 500-capacity seating, easy accessibility, and the presence of an excellent 9’ concert grand piano, make it a perfect venue for presenting live music to the community of Ottawa.

ROLAND GRAHAM

Pianist, harpsichordist, conductor, composer, and impresario, Roland Graham is the driving creative force behind Ottawa’s UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS.

He has been heard as a pianist on CBC Radio 2, and performed with groups including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ottawa Bach Choir, Caelis Academy Ensemble and Rideau Chorale, of which he is also Founding Artistic Director. His original composition for choir and organ, Canterbury Canticles, was premiered at Canterbury Cathedral in the UK in 2005.

As Director of Music at Southminster United Church, Roland leads a dynamic 12-voice chamber choir, and in 2013, founded the church’s popular Wednesday noon hour concert series, Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS). Later that year, he founded the Master Piano Recital Series, and Concerts by the Canal in 2016. Both series are now administered and produced by UPBEAT! PRODUCTIONS.

A gifted teacher, communicator and promoter of music in the community, Roland studied classical piano with Marc Durand and Jimmy Brière at the Université de Montrèal, and Jean Desmarais at the University of Ottawa.

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