Ilya Poletaev, piano – Fri. June 3rd – 7:30 PM

We are thrilled to invite Professor of Music at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Ilya Poletaev.  He was the grand prize winner at the 2010 International Bach Competition in Leipzig.

Tickets for his concert are available here:

This will be a fantastic evening of solo piano music from Bach, Shostakovich, Schumann, and more!

“Among the most significant pianists of his generation” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Ilya Poletaev captured First Prize at the prestigious 2010 International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig and, as the winner, appeared in recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Mr Poletaev’s activities in 2013-14 include Bach concertos with the St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra, a performance with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and an eight-city tour performing the complete Book II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, which Mr. Poletaev performs on both modern piano and historical keyboards. His two-volume recording of the complete works of George Enescu for violin and piano, with violinist Axel Strauss, have just been released on the Naxos label.

Among his recent activites, Mr. Poletaev gave an acclaimed performance at the Caramoor Festival with renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under David Robertson. Other recent performances include Medtner’sPiano Concerto No. 3 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Peter Oundjian, solo appearances at Germany’s prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr and Dresdner Musikfesttäge, Leipzig BachFest, and the Potsdam Musikfestspiele, a concerto performance at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, and recitals at Italy’s Festival Lago Maggiore, the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.


J.S. Bach (1685-1750): Ouverture nach Französischer Art, BWV 831 (from Klavier-Übung II, 1735).


J.K. Fischer (c. 1656-1746) : Passacaille from Suite IX in D minor “Uranie” (from Musikalischer Parnassus, c. 1738)

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) : Chaconne op. 32 (1917)

Dmitri Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D minor op. 87, no. 24

INTERMISSION – please join us for a reception by donation

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) – Humoreske in B-flat Major, op. 20 (1839)

I. Einfach
II. Hastig
III. Einfach und zart
IV. Innig
V. Sehr lebhaft
VI. Mit einegem Pompt
VII. Zum Beschluss

Updated Ilya Poletaev poster