Join us for Weekly Wednesday No.13 with pianist Alice Burla.
Tickets: $15.00 Online / $20.00 At The Door
Duration: 60 min (No Intermission). Doors@7:00 pm.
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C.P.E BACH “Prussian” Sonata No.6 in A major
MOZART Twelve Variations in B-flat major, K.500
DEBUSSY Images, Book I
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite for Two Pianists
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances for Two Pianists
LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody for Two Pianists
With pianist Pierre Delignies
20 year old Alice Burla, called an "extraordinary talent" by the New York Times, is quickly becoming internationally recognized as a serious musician and very talented pianist.
Born in Toronto into a family of musicians, Alice began studying piano at the age of 4, made her orchestral debut at 5 and played her first solo recital at 6. She was one of the youngest students ever accepted to The Juilliard School, where she studied with Oxana Yablonskaya. Alice Burla has been awarded the 2013 American Prize, 1st prize at the Canadian National Music Competition, 8th New York Music Competition, and was a Finalist at the 13th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition in Japan.
Alice has participated in major international festivals such as the Verbier Festival Academy, International Summer Academy Mozarteum (Salzburg), Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander, Tel Hai International Piano Master Classes (Israel), Paderewski Piano Academy (Poland), Hamamatsu International Piano Academy, and International Piano Master Classes in Berlin, and has worked with renowned musicians such as Dmitri Alexeev, Gabor Tákacs-Nagy, Piotr Paleczny, Andrzej Jasinski, Claudio Martínez Mehner, Sergei Babayan, Ferenc Rados, Joaquín Soriano, Klaus Hellwig, Sequeira Costa, Tatiana Zelikman, and Emanuel Krasovsky.
Alice Burla has been featured on American PBS telecasts of "Live from Carnegie Hall" and on WQXR as part of the "From the Top" national radio broadcast.
Since the age of 10, Alice Burla has successfully concertized internationally in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Japan, Israel, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Ms. Burla has performed in famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot (Paris), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Palacio de Festivales de Santander, World Economic Forum (Geneva), Wiener Saal at the Mozarteum (Salzburg), Steinway Hall, Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York City), ACT City Concert Hall in Hamamatsu (Japan), Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Radio (Toronto) and many others.
Ms. Burla has performed 15 piano concertos with several orchestras, including the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, New York Sinfonietta, Chamber Orchestra Amadeus (Mexico), Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Torun Symphony Orchestra (Poland).
In 2010, Ms. Burla appeared as a piano prodigy in the 20th Century Fox major film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, directed by Oliver Stone.
Starting in Spring of 2014, Burla has been actively collaborating with international humanitarian aid agency Medair to help raise funds for Syrian refugees in need by performing concerts in Geneva, Lausanne, Aubonne, and Pully, Switzerland.
As a chamber musician, Burla has collaborated with Maxim Vengerov and Eduard Brunner, performed contemporary music as part of the Sinfonietta of the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia, double piano works with Oxana Yablonskaya, as well as being part of various trios and quartets. She has received instruction from musicians such as Frans Helmerson, Marta Gulyas, Luis Fernando Pérez, and Jennifer Combs.
As of 2013, Alice Burla is studying with world-renowned professor Dmitri Bashkirov at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Pierre Delignies is without a doubt a rising musical talent who is becoming a reference in the incipient generation in Spain. With a sincere, temperamental and intricate style, this pianist is building what the public and many artists demand: music that goes to its roots without banal ornaments, and an honest and close connection with his audience.
Born in 1990, the young Pierre Delignies studied piano at the conservatory of his hometown, Santander, with professors Miguel Sierra and Irini Gaitani. Subsequently, with a scholarship award from the Botín Foundation, he moved to San Sebastián, where he completed his Bachelor studies at the Musikene with professors Marta Zabaleta, Miguel Borges, and Ricardo Descalzo for contemporary music, graduating with honors. In 2012, after receiving another scholarship from the Botín Foundation as well as the Albéniz Foundation, Delignies began studying in the Queen Sofia College of Music under the pedagogy of Prof. Galina Eguiazarova, who, at the end of the 2013-2014 year, awarded him the title of Most Outstanding Student in The Class. Delignies had the honor of receiving this award from Her Majesty the Queen Sofia.
Pierre Delignies has worked with many renowned professors such as Claudio Martínez Mehner, Eldar Nebolsin, Pavel Gililov (in The International Holland Music Sessions), Mariana Gurkova, Helen Krizos, Josep Colom, Luca Chiantore, Robert Levin (in The Mozarteum Summer Academy, Salzburg), Naum Grubert and Dmitri Alexeev.
Warmly acclaimed by both public audiences and critics, Pierre Delignies stands out in his generation for his care of sound, his infallible technique and the depth of his message. He has performed in Spanish cities such as Santander, Oviedo, Segovia, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, León, El Escorial and Madrid, as well as abroad, in cities such as París (France), Oporto (Portugal), and Harleem (Netherlands). Some of his most outstanding performances have been aired on National Spanish Radio.
In addition, Delignies has taken part in many festivals, including the Festival Internacional de Santander, where he appeared as a soloist with the Youth Orchestra of Cantabria under the baton of maestro Jaime Martín; Encuentro de Música y Academia in Santander, where his performances were aired live online on Classical Planet; Festival Musika-Música in Bilbao and Festival Quincena Musical in San Sebastián. He also performed in Casa da Música in Oporto and in the Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastián, as a soloist with the Musikene Symphonic Orchestra with conductor Paul Murphy.
Pierre Delignies also takes part in many chamber music groups and projects. He has worked with professors such as Eva Pereda, Benedicte Palko, Anthony Pay, Alexander Bonduriansky, Luis Fernando Pérez and Marta Gulyás, and performed as a chamber musician in the National Auditorium of Music in Madrid, Festival Quincena Musical in San Sebastián, Encuentro de Música y Academia in Santander, as well as various other concerts in France and Spain. Some of the rising young musicians he performed with are: Mohamed Hiber, David Martín, Furong Li, Sergio Castelló, cellist Fermín Villanueva, winner of the 2014 Juventudes Musicales España competition, as well as consecrated flutist Félix Renggli.
In addition, Delignies has performed as part of the National Spanish Youth Orchestra in various symphonic and chamber events, including an appearance in the Contemporary Music Festival in Alicante, and recording works by composer Sergio Cervetti.
Despite his displeasure and little concurrence in competitions, he has won First Prize Ex Aequo in the "Santa Cecilia" Competition in Portugal, second prize in the "Certámen de Música Regional" in Cantabria, and has been a finalist in the "Ciudad de Játiva", "Intercéntros Melómano", and "Infanta Cristina" competitions. Delignies graduated in 2012 with honours and recieved in 2014 the Most Oustanding Student in the Class Award in the Queen Sofia College of Music.