Appearing in the Garden Room at the Irving Centre, Christina Bouey and André Doucet will be on a tour of ten centres in all four Atlantic provinces.
Their wonderful program includes Vaughan Williams (The Lark Ascending, which is one of his most familiar, and beautiful pieces, along with violin and piano sonatas of Faure, Debussy, and Saint-Saens.
These two extraordinary Atlantic Canadians have joined forces to bring their musical gifts back home. Bouey is from Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick is pianist Pierre-André Doucet’s home.
Bouey, has been praised by the New York Times for playing “beautifully,” Among her awards and prizes are the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Competition, Osaka International Chamber Competition, Hugo Kortchak Award for outstanding achievement in chamber music, Heida Hermanns International String Competition, Canadian National Music Festival, Queens Concerto Competition, and the Balsam Duo Competition.
She graduated from the Manhattan School of Music (2013) with a Professional Studies Certificate in Orchestral Performance, studying with Glenn Dicterow and Lisa Kim as a full scholarship student, (2012) with a Professional Studies Certificate, studying with Laurie Smukler, and in 2011 she received a Master of Music while studying with Nicholas Mann. Her Bachelor of Music (Magnum cum laude) is from The Boston Conservatory, where she studied as a full-scholarship student.
Bouey is currently serving as concertmaster of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and is a member/founder of the Ulysses String Quartet. She plays a 1900 Scarampella on generous loan from the Canada Council Instrument Bank.
Praised for his colourful playing and fascinating writing, pianist and author, Doucet is one of Canada’s most captivating young artists. He premiered with Symphony New Brunswick in 2007, under maestro Airat Ichmouratov, and has since performed with several orchestras in Quebec and South Africa. An engaging chamber musician and collaborative pianist, he recently won a position in the inaugural Lincoln Center Stage piano quintet aboard the MS Koningsdam, a collaboration between the Lincoln Center of New York and Holland America Line.
Winner of the prestigious Knigge Piano Competition, the Auditions Jeunes Artistes de Radio-Canada and the Atlantic Young Artist Competition, Doucet has also been a prizewinner at the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award Competition, the National Music Festival, the Canadian Music Competition, and the CFMTA National Piano Competition. He was also awarded the Best Performance of Contemporary Music Prize at the Ibiza International Piano Competition, the Best Performance of a Canadian Work Prize at the Prix d’Europe, as well as the Dorothy Buckley Prize for the Interpretation of Canadian Music.
As a writer, Pierre-André Doucet has been awarded the Antonine Maillet-Acadie Vie Literary Award for Kilométrage. His first collection of poetry and short stories, Sorta comme si on était déjà là (Éditions Prise de parole), was shortlisted for the Prix littéraire Émie-Ollivier, and earned him the Discovery of the Year award at the Gala des Prix Éloizes.
The Wolfville concert of these two talented performers is set for 2 p.m.