Renowned Czech pianist Norbert Heller and acclaimed British-Canadian baritone Alexander Dobson with Atis Bankas (violin), perform Dietrich, Brahms, and Schumann.
Tickets $47 at the door from 2:15 – The Market Room
A. Dvorak Sonatina, Opus 100
Scherzo. Molto vivace
F.A.E. Sonata (composed by Dietrich, Brahms and Schumann)
R. Schumann Dichterliebe, Opus 48 – “A Poet’s Love”
An ardent singer since childhood, Alexander’s solo début was at twelve years old, as a treble soloist in the Canadian premiere of Lloyd Webber’s Requiem under conductor Elmer Iseler.
Alexander graduated from the University of Toronto Opera Division and the Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario with Honours. He is also an alumnus of the Music Theatre Program at the Banff Centre, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, the Steans Institute for Young Artists at Ravinia, and L’Atelier Lyrique de L’Opera de Montreal. Alexander is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including those from the International Voice Competition of Paris (including the Edward Marshall Association Award for Outstanding Baritone), the Jeunesses Musicales National Competition, the Marilyn Horne Competition (Music Academy of the West), and the Jacqueline Desmarais Competition.
Norbert Heller has performed in many countries in Europe and around the world including the U.S.A. (Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, Phoenix) and Japan (Nagoya, Osaka, Casals Hall in Tokyo). Besides recitals, he has regularly accompanied renowned instrumentalists and singers, and collaborated with various chamber ensembles. An impressive number of his recordings include Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Smetana, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky, and others.
Atis Bankas – violin