Sonic Forest and Garden: An evening of music for piano, four hands

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Music at Mill Road

8 Chemin Mill

Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8

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Two of Canada's most exciting young Classical pianists perform a concert of four hands on grand piano. Carson Becke and Suren Barry

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Ottawa-born pianists Carson Becke (raised on Kingsmere Road) and Suren Barry are two of Canada' leading young pianists. They will present a program of music for one piano, four hands, that evokes the natural world through sound, featuring music by Ravel, Dvorak, Grieg, and Faurè.

Canadian Pianist Carson Becke (www.carsonbecke.com) has performed extensively in Canada, Great Britain, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean. A versatile pianist, he is at home as a recital and concerto soloist, chamber musician, and vocal collaborator. He is also the artistic 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 an M.Phil. degree in performance and musicology at the University of Oxford, supported generously by the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation of Canada. Currently, Carson is reading for his doctorate (D.Phil.) in music at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. His research, concerning Richard Strauss’s piano music and pianistic performance style, is supervised by Professor Laura Tunbridge. He is grateful for the support of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Foundation towards his doctoral studies. Alongside his research on Strauss, he is working on a multi-album recording project featuring Strauss’s piano, chamber, and art song repertoire. The first two of these albums are available on iTunes (an album of lieder with mezzo soprano Wallis Giunta, and a solo piano album). He is on faculty at the Purcell School of Music, where he teaches musicianship.

Suren Barry is well known to audiences across Canada, and his concertizing has brought him overseas as well. An avid chamber musician, Suren regularly performs in various ensembles at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and at the Festival Pontiac Enchante. Recently, Suren has been performing with the McGill Percussion Ensemble, which included a concert at the McCormick Marimba Festival (Tampa, FL).

Suren holds a Bachelor of Music from Carleton University, a Master’s in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently pursuing his doctorate at the Schulich School of Music in Montreal. He recently received a prestigious Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), as well as a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, for his research on keyboard improvisation in the 18th century. This project focuses on helping pianists reclaim the rich tradition of improvised classical music.

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Music at Mill Road

8 Chemin Mill

Chelsea, QC J9B 1K8

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