David Jalbert

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There is no better way for The Valley Concert Society to bring its 40th season to a grand conclusion than by bringing one of the finest pianists Canada has ever produced. David Jalbert will perform at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Excitement for this concert has been percolating among piano teachers since the season got underway in the fall. Besides performing the concert on May 12, David will be the clinician at a master class for five outstanding piano students the next morning, Saturday, May 13, at the Peace Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Marshall Rd. and Ware St.

Since 2005 David’s outstanding musicianship has been recognized with five nominations for Juno Awards, the most recent coming this year for his recording of sonatas by Sergei Prokofiev. His recordings have earned international recognition from such eminent musical institutions as Gramophone and Culture-France.

At age 21 Jalbert graduated from the Université de Montréal with a master’s degree in music, earning a Governor General’s Gold Medal given to the top graduate. Since then he has enjoyed a remarkable career as a solo recitalist, a chamber musician, and a piano soloist with numerous orchestras.

Among a long list of musicians with whom David has collaborated are these who have appeared on stage for the Valley Concert Society: Les Violons du Roy, Alcan String Quartet, violinist Jasper Wood, guitarist Daniel Bolshoy, and Louis-Philippe Marsolais, French horn.

The Valley Concert Society is grateful to Tom Lee Music for generously providing a Steinway Piano for next Friday’s performance.

Tickets for this special concert are available online at www.valleyconcertsociety.com . Tickets are $32 for adults and $20 for students. The master class the next morning is open to the public with tickets going for $10. A special rate of $35 for adults or $25 for students gives entry to both the concert and the master class.

For more information, call 604-289-3377.

I look forward to seeing you at the concert.


John Wiebe - President
The Valley Concert Society