Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Domtar Discovery Series: Third concert of the 2013-2014 season featuring Nikolay Khozyainov, pianist, being held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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MONTREAL , March 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to once again be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for the 2013-2014 Discovery Concert Series. We invite classical music lovers of all ages to join us.

Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.
   
Venue: Bourgie Concert Hall
  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  1339 Sherbrooke Street West
  Montreal, QC
   
Featured:   Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73 "The Emperor", fifth and last piano concerto by Beethoven, as well as the world premiere of Excursion en Gaspésie composed by Canadian Chan Ka Nin in honour of the Orchestra's 40th anniversary.
  Soloist: Nikolay Khozyainov
  Conductor: Wanda Kaluzny

Also on the program: Symphony in D by J. C. Arriaga

About the soloist
The 3rd concert of the season features one of the most promising artists of his generation, pianist Nikolay Khozyainov. Winner of the 1st Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition and 2nd Prize at the Sydney International Competition in 2012, his performance on March 4 marks his first Canadian appearance with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra.

About the conductor
Born in Montreal , Wanda Kaluzny started her musical studies with lessons in piano and organ. She began her conducting career at the age of 11 when she assumed the position of organist and choir director at the Holy Cross Parish in Montreal , a position she held for eight years. A year later at the age of twenty, she founded the Montreal Chamber Orchestra making her at the time, the youngest and only woman conductor of a professional Orchestra. Kaluzny's conducting studies include working with Stefan Stuligrosz in Poland and with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation in the United States . She toured in Europe as Maestro Bruck's assistant and also guest conducted in North America and Europe . In April 1990 , she was the first woman to guest conduct the Baden-Baden Symphony in Germany .

About the Montreal Chamber Orchestra
The Montreal Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1974 by its Artistic Director and Conductor, Wanda Kaluzny . Under her leadership the MCO has earned a reputation for excellence and has achieved international recognition: Korean tour including a television broadcast (1990-91); tour of Southeastern U.S.A. ( Nov 1990 ); tour in California invited by Columbia Artist Management ( Mar 1992 ). The MCO was also honored to be the first Canadian Orchestra featured in two PBS programs produced by Vermont Public Television, which included the memorial concert entitled "Requiem for September 11 ". The Montreal Chamber Orchestra can be heard on the compact discs Suites for Strings and Cinématique.

About Domtar
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Contact:

or to schedule interviews with the concert conductor and/or soloist, interested individuals and media can contact Mona Awad, MCO Executive Director, at 514-871-1224 or at info@mco-ocm.qc.ca

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