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Benjamin Alard

  • Christ Church Cathedral 690 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 2L1 Canada (map)

JS Bach : Variations Goldberg (harpsichord)

EMV continue our multi-year exploration of the Goldberg Variations with the elegance and insight offered by Benjamin Alard who, at age 19, was awarded first prize and the public’s prize at the prestigious 2004 Musica Antiqua Harpsichord Competition in Bruges. Alard recently embarked on a project to record all of Bach’s keyboard works for Harmonica Mundi.  He is one of the great keyboardists of his generation.

“It is the hallmark of great artists that they make you forget all other versions, all other interpretations, of a work when they present their own. Their artistry makes the piece they are playing completely their own, as though it had never before been performed by anyone else. Young French harpsichordist Benjamin Alard joined that elite club of artists Thursday night” — The Globe and Mail

Earlier Event: July 28
Colin Currie
Later Event: July 31
Vadym Kholodenko