String star Edgar Moreau
Cello lovers’ alert: the Vancouver Recital Society boasts the Canadian debut of a buzzed-about Parisian string artist who’ll perform lush, burnished sonatas by Francis Poulenc, César Franck, and Sergei Prokofiev. Le Figaro has called Edgar Moreau “the rising star of French cello”, and, at 24, the former child prodigy comes here trailing top prizes from Europe. Among his performances, he played Johann Sebastian Bach’s Second Suite “Sarabande” at Les Invalides as part of a memorial for the victims of the 2015 Paris attacks. He’s been praised for everything from his muscular style to his original programming to his charisma and virtuosity. He’s well worth catching, with pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne.
The Vancouver Recital Society presents Edgar Moreau at the Vancouver Playhouse on Sunday (April 15).
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