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Vincent Lauzer

Kingston (CA): Solo Virtuoso Recorder with Electronics – Vinzent Lauzer

28. November 2014
20:00

img_VincentNew Music Kingston is thrilled to be presenting the Kingston premiere of Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), Vincent Lauzer, virtuoso recorder player from Montréal. A prize winner many times over, he was most recently awarded the Prix Guy-Soucie for best performance of a Québec work by Patrick Mathieu at the Prix d’Europe 2013… 2012, First Prize during the Stepping Stone of the Canada Music Competition and the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto … 2010, 1st prize in the first Mathieu-Duguay Early Music Competition held at the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival … 1st Prize and the Audience Appreciation Prize in the 3rd Montreal International Recorder Competition … best Canadian Recorder Player Prize … Montreal Baroque Prize for Audaciousness and Musicality in the Galaxie-CBC Rising Stars Competition during the Montreal Baroque Festival in 2007. Vincent has performed with the series Clavecin en concert and with the ensembles Les Idées Heureuses, Arion, and La Bande Montréal Baroque. He is also a founding member of the ensemble Recordare, which was one of the five finalists in the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition. He has toured and recorded extensively with the recorder quintet Flûte Alors! His Kingston program will include performances on recorders of all sizes with the addition of electroacoustic material… you will be amazed! Vincent will also be presenting a workshop/demonstration on Saturday morning, November 29… more information to follow.

Venue: Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, 390 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 2X4, Kanada, Telefon:+1 613-533-2424

Vincent Lauzer: a true talent … performing commentari III | 28.02.2014 Musical Toronto

Vincent Lauzer

Vincent Lauzer | recorder

If you had heard Regina-based Artistic Director Simon Fryer announce the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto’s (WMCT) 117th concert season in 2014-2015, witnessed the enthralling performance by Montreal’s Vincent Lauzer, shared the experience with a packed Walter Hall, your faith in Toronto’s classical music scene would be doubly renewed.

The “Music in the Afternoon” series features an artful line-up of debuts by international artists, and some of Canada’s most promising up-and-coming performers.

Recorder music might not bring to mind excitement and nuance, but a listen to Vincent Lauzer—winner of the WMCT’s 2012 Career Development Award—would certainly open audiences up to some exquisite musical moments with one of the most understated instruments in western music.

The program featured works by Baroque composers Sammartini, J.S. Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi, which were rendered tastefully by the continuo ensemble with Mylène Bélanger on harpsichord, Chloe Meyeres and Tanya LaPerrière on baroque violin, Jacques-André Houle on baroque viola, and Mélisande Corriveau on baroque cello.

The ensemble was in perfect balance with the incredible nuances revealed to the deep listener. Everyone, including the ensemble, was enchanted with Lauzer’s winning personality.

The most exciting part of the concert was a selection of contemporary works written for solo recorder titled, “Minimal Music” and “Schlaflied für einen Kolibri (Lullaby for a hummingbird)” from a suite by composer Marcus Zahnhausen. In a style of music known for its deceptive simplicity, they provided a vehicle to draw out Lauzer’s breathtaking virtuosity. Playing from memory, Lauzer shined over the pieces’ densely packed lines, which were subtly shaped into a frenzy that conveyed the up-tempo work’s larger musical ideas.

The second half of the concert opened with “Meditation,” by Japanese composer Ryōhei Hirose. Lauzer played the work by invoking the sound of a Shakuhachi (Japanese flute), and then followed with the finale of the program, “Commentari III” by German composer Dorothée Hahne.

Perhaps the WMCT wasn’t the place you would expect to hear live electronics music, but it speaks greatly of its devotion to the standards set by those before us. By selecting Lauzer as their career development award winner, they demonstrate a commitment to paving the way towards a vision of the future. Lauzer is a true talent with a captivatingly delicate yet robust musicality.

There are already plans for a 2015 presentation of the award; the 10th since it was founded in 1990. Two additional runner-up prizes will be added, and the main prize will be increased from $15,000 to $20,000. If this concert was any indication, there is some impressive music making for us to look forward to from the WMCT in the seasons to come.

Learn more about their new season here and read more about the prize here.

Margaret Lam

Quelle/Original Artikel: Musical Toronto

University of Toronto: Vincent Lauzer – Walter Hall

27. Februar 2014
13:30

WMCT Career Development Award 2012 winner
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 1:30 PM
Walter Hall, University of Toronto
80 Queen’s Park (Museum Subway Station)

Vincent_Lauzer_FotoBy_Julien_Faugère _ATMA

Programme:

  • Giuseppe Sammartini – Concerto in F Major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Trio Sonata No. 5 in F Major, BWV 529
  • Markus Zahnhausen – Flauto dolce solo
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in C Minor, RV 441
  • Ryōhei Hirose– Meditation
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Quadro in G Minor, TWV 43/G4
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto in E Minor, RV 445
  • Dorothée Hahne – Commentari III
  • Vincent Lauzer, recorder
    • Tanya Laperrière, Barockvioline
    • Chloe Meyers, Barockvioline
    • Margaret Little,  Barockviola
    • Mélisande Corriveau, Barockcello
    • Mylène Bélanger, Cembalo

Vincent Lauzer, winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto’s 2012 Career Development Award, presents an innovative programme of wide-ranging repertoire including various members of the recorder family from the sopranino to the rarely heard bass. Continue reading »