Edgar Moreau, born in 1994 in Paris, began playing the cello at the tender age of four. At 15 he received the prize for the “most promising contestant” at the Rostropovich Cello Competition and two years later he won 2nd Prize and the Silver Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition. He was also honoured for the “Best performance of a work written specially for the competition” by Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2014 he won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Noted for his intense, dramatic style, Edgar “has already found his place in the great tradition of French cello-playing” (Diapason). This not-to-be-missed performance marks his Canadian recital debut.
POULENC: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 143
PROKOFIEV: Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 119
FRANCK: Sonata in A Major, Op. 42
“The rising star of the French cello, 22-year-old cellist Edgar Moreau consistently captivates audiences with his effortless virtuosity and dynamic performances.” — Le Figaro Magazine
Series sponsor: The Estate of Edwina and Paul Heller
Concert sponsor: Robert & Denise