CONTRIBUTION · 18th August 2010
To piano students, teachers and concertgoers the world over, the name Anton Kuerti is synonymous with excellence in performance, interpretation of the masters of piano music, and teaching at all levels.
On Sunday, Sept.19, Anton Kuerti will be in Terrace to perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Knox United Church. This concert is not sponsored by any group and is receiving no funding or grants of any kind. By an amazing stroke of good luck Anton agreed to come north while the string group he is touring with perform in the Gulf Islands. Anton will also be giving a lecture at 2:00 p.m. for teachers and interested people at the church.
Kuerti was born in Austria, grew up in the U.S. and has lived in Canada for 30 yrs. He was a professor at the University of Toronto for many years, but now devotes himself to performing, composing and giving master classes. Even with international recognition as a soloist, Kuerti has also been generous in sharing his talents within Canada.
He has performed in 150 communities throughout Canada and with every professional orchestra. In 1980 he founded the Festival of the Sound, a classical music festival in Parry Sound, Ont.
Kuerti is one of today's most recorded artists. His recordings include all the Beethoven concertos & sonatas, Schubert sonatas, Brahms concertos and works by many other composers. He is also the artistic director of three Toronto based orchestras for children & teenagers.
As well as receiving many honorary doctorates he was awarded the Canadian Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2008.
Tickets for this wonderful concert are available at Misty River Books for only $25. Please don't miss this opportunity to hear one of Canada's finest concert artists.
Kuerti used to be a professor at the University of Toronto.
Let's Support a Great Artist
Comment by Al Lehmann on 21st August 2010
In the context of a community that has produced and promoted the Pacific Northwest Music Festival for decades, we should be able to sell this concert out.
Anyone who loves piano expertly played should get his tickets early. This concert should be sold out.