"Preludes Near and Far" - David Potvin, Piano Recital - Marbin Matinees Concert Series

November 26, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
2023-11-26 02:00 PM 2023-11-26 03:00 PM "Preludes Near and Far" - David Potvin, Piano Recital - Marbin Matinees Concert Series Gordon Lightfoot Concert Hall America/New_York

Join pianist David Potvin as he explores the connections over time and place between preludes by Debussy and celebrated Canadian composer Jean Coulthard. The recital will conclude with an exciting commission by Indigenous composer Cris Derksen.  Salon concert setting. Reception to follow.

La Fiammata, Piano Duo Recital Program

Jean Coulthard:
13 preludes 

Claude Debussy:
Selections from Preludes, book 2

Cris Derksen:
Growing Forgiveness


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

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About David Potvin

Hailed by La Scena Musicale as a rising star of 2022, Montréal based pianist David Potvin is quickly establishing himself as one of Canada’s most exciting contemporary pianists. As winner of the 45th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, he toured across Canada in the fall of 2022 with a diversely curated program of Canadian repertoire. He is currently preparing to record his debut album with repertoire drawn from his cross Canada tour. 

David has an interest in a wide range of repertoire, and has been featured in solo and chamber recitals across Canada, the United States, and Europe. Recent projects include the album Breathe In, Breathe Out, featuring music by composer Edward Enman, a recital with violinist Martin Beaver, and a recital in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre celebrating the works of Quebec composer Jacques Hétu. Past performance awards include prizes at the 2018 Shean and 2017 Stepping Stone competitions.

David maintains a private piano studio where he teaches in both of Canada’s official languages and is a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s prestigious college of examiners. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Toronto, where he studied with acclaimed pedagogue Marietta Orlov and won the DMA recital competition.