When: Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Where: Cadboro Bay United Church - 2625 Arbutus Road
General Meeting 9:30 am
Coffee and Treats 10:00 am
Presentation begins 10:15 am
Speaker: Edwin Gnandt
Edwin Gnandt from Calgary will talk on aspects of Chopin's character and music, and will demonstrate at the piano. Edwin is writing a book about Chopin titled The Unconscious Mind of Frederic Chopin. His previous book, The Soul of the Music : Gifts from the Golden Age of the Piano (2014) received excellent reviews.
Edwin has travelled to Paris and to the Carthusian Monastery on Majorca during his extensive research on Chopin. He has presented papers at international conferences in Hawaii, Barcelona, and Italy. Edwin studied at the University of Washington with Randolph Hokanson (himself our guest speaker in a lecture demonstration on the Bach Little Preludes many years ago), and at the Julliard School with Adele Marcus.
He will be handing out a valuable 20 page booklet.
Students and Guests welcome to Edwin's presentation.
In the evening, from 7 to 9pm, at 1771 Mortimer Street, he will give a masterclass with four students. Jasmine Zhang will play Chopin's Etude F Minor Opus 25 and the A Flat Barcarolle Opus 44 by Faure, Sophie Rao will play the Scherzo in B Flat D 593 #1 by Schubert, Karen Chan will play the second and third movements of Sonatine by Maurice Ravel, and Lili Munn will play the first movement of the Sonata K 545 by Mozart. Jasmine and Sophie study with Evelyne Deschênes-Godbold, Karen with Susan de Burgh, and Lili with Frances Perriam.
Edwin has an extensive performing career and his comments will be most valuable.
Please phone Susan and leave a message if you wish to audit the master class: 250-383-0712.
Need a ride? Contact: [email protected]