Monday, August 5 at 7:30pm
Pianist Janina Fialkowska
Program: French Program “Les sons et les parfums” (Mozart, Debussy, Chopin)
For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine). She is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a recipient the Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music, as well as three honorary doctorates.
Note from Eric Friesen: Janina was supposed to be with us last year but had a second very serious bout of cancer. After a tough regime of chemotherapy and a year off from performing, she is back playing as well as ever. It is a miraculous recovery and her appearance at Studio ‘S’ is VERY special.