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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

NACO, Feb. 6-7: Tchaikovsky Celebration features Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky

Ottawa (Canada) - Russian pianist Boris Berozovsky, winner of the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, will make his National Arts Centre Orchestra debut performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with its dazzling pyrotechnics and soaring melodies in Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7 at 20:00 in the NAC's Southam Hall. Norwegian conductor Arild Remmereit returns to lead this Tchaikovsky Celebration, opening the programme with orchestral selections from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin and concluding it with the composer's rarely heard Symphony No. 3, a sparkling gem nicknamed the "Polish" Symphony for its dance rhythms, melodies and evocative colouring.

These concerts include Musically Speaking pre-concert talks in French at 19:00 entitled "TchaˆØkovski en trois temps" given by music critic Jean-Jacques Van Vlasselaer.

Of Boris Berezovsky, Gramophone magazine declared: "Here, surely, we have the truest successor to the great Russian pianists". The Moscow-born Berezovsky has established a remarkable reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician of unique insight and sensitivity. Following his London debut at Wigmore Hall in 1988, The Times described him as "an artist of exceptional promise, a player of dazzling virtuosity and formidable power". Two years later that promise was fulfilled when he won the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He works regularly as a concerto soloist with orchestras including the Concertgebouw, New Japan Philharmonic, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In recital and as a chamber musician he performs regularly in recital series and festivals world-wide. Boris Berezovsky's recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Concerti with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard have been greeted with high critical acclaim. He has also made a considerable number of records for Teldec including concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Liszt.

Born in Norway, conductor Arild Remmereit studied piano, voice and composition at the Norwegian Conservatory of Music in Oslo, graduating in 1986. He has also studied with Leonard Bernstein, and appeared as an assistant for Myung-Whun Chung in Oslo and Paris, and for Mariss Jansons in Vienna. His critically acclaimed debuts in recent years include the NAC Orchestra in 2006, as well as the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, Milan's Filarmonica della Scala, the Vienna Symphony, and the Munich Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Houston Symphony, and the Detroit Symphony.

Tickets for these Bostonian Bravo Series concerts on Wednesday, February 6 and Thursday, February 7 at 20:00 are on sale now at $19.00, $29.00, $49.00, $59.00, $69.00 with box seats at $83.00 (GST and Facility Fee included) at the NAC Box Office (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00), and through Ticketmaster (with surcharges) at 613-755-1111. Ticketmaster may also be accessed through the NAC's website at

Half-price tickets for students in all sections of the hall are on sale in person at the NAC Box Office upon presentation of a valid student ID card. Same-day Live Rush tickets (subject to availability) for full-time students (aged 13 to 29) are $10 at the NAC Box Office between 14:00 and 18:00 on the day of performance only, upon presentation of a valid Live Rush card.

Groups of 10 and more save 15% to 20% off the regular price of tickets to NAC Music, Theatre and Dance performances. To reserve your seats call 613-947-7000 ext. 384 or email


Jane Morris

Communications Officer/Agente de communication

National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre national des Arts

Telephone/Tˆ©lˆ©phone: 613-947-7000 x 335

Fax: 613-996-2828

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