"Fantaisies" - J²: Piano and Violin Duo Recital - Marbin Matinees Concert Series

October 21, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
2023-10-21 02:00 PM 2023-10-21 03:00 PM "Fantaisies" - J²: Piano and Violin Duo Recital - Marbin Matinees Concert Series Gordon Lightfoot Concert Hall America/New_York

Join Prize-winning Duo J2 for this stop on their tour across Ontario and Quebec with a dynamic program in which you will hear excerpts from their debut album - Fantaisies - and some new works created during this tour by French-Armenian composer Eugénie Alécian. Also, to celebrate the approach of the 100th death anniversary of composer Gabriel Fauré, you will be hearing his first Sonata for violin and piano, a jewel of the French repertoire. Salon concert setting. Reception to follow.

La Fiammata, Piano Duo Recital Program

Lili Boulanger:
D’un matin de printemps

Gabriel Fauré:
Sonate pour violon et piano no 1, op. 13

Eugénie Alécian:
Colora me
Noir et blanc
Fantaisie Artsakh

André Mathieu:
Fantaisie brésilienne

Fritz Kreisler:
Rhapsodie viennoise


Avenue Road Music and Performance Academy (Gordon Lightfoot Concert Hall)
460 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON, M4V 2J1

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About DUO J2

Shortly after French violinist Jean-Samuel Bez and Canadian pianist Jean-Luc Therrien met at the Orford Music Festival in 2016, they formed their Duo J2. Less than a year after they joined forces, they won the First Absolute Prize at the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition (Italy). Since then, they have toured regularly in Europe and North America.

Bez and Therrien - who both studied in Austria’s most prestigious music schools - have built a repertoire with a special focus on the virtuosic sonatas of the 19th and 20th centuries including sonatas by George Enescu, Francis Poulenc, Robert Schumann and César Franck. They have also enjoyed working on a variety of smaller and lighter pieces including viennese classics by composers like Fritz Kreisler or lesser known pieces by francophone composers such as Lili Boulanger, Gustave Samazeuilh and André Mathieu.

More recently, the two musicians recorded their first CD during a residency at Le Delta in Namur (Belgium). The album, released with the French label Klarthe and which includes a variety of Fantaisies for violin and piano by various composers, was officially released after a Pan-European Tour in March 2022. It includes a piece by the Franco-Armenian composer Eugénie Alécian, which they created during the Festival International De Musique De Chambre En Poitou (France) in 2021.