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Piano Master Class by Alain Lefèvre

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Canadian pianist and composer Alain Lefèvre will teach a Master Class at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory on 14 & 15 October, 2013. Philippos Nakas Concert Hall — Ippokratous 41 Athens -   210 3634000 - Timetable  16:00 - 21:00 - Active members 90 € - auditors  30 €.    

Acclaimed as a “hero” (Los Angeles Times), a “spectacular pianist” (Fanfare), a “smashing performer” (WashingtonPost), an “artistic winner” (Music Week,London), a “genial talent” (TheGazette), and as “the 10 most agile fingers to have emerged from Quebec…” (Toronto Star), Canadian pianist and composer Alain Lefèvre has a sparkling international career, touring repeatedly world-wide, performing to prestigious venues, in recital and with international orchestras and leading conductors.

 Alain Lefèvre was introduced to piano at only four years old, by his father, a clarinetist. At five, he took his first lessons in Montreal, at the College Marguerite-Bourgeoys and soon, he revealed himself to be a young virtuoso. At six years old, he wins the 1stPrize at the Canadian Music Competition and gives his first recital at the Grand Théatre in Quebec city. At nine, he wins the 1stPrize at the Heintzman Piano Competition, makes the headlines of theMontreal Star, describing him as the “Star of tomorrow” and gives his first television interview on CBC. Over the years, he will win the 1stPrize at the Canadian Music Competition eight more times.

At fourteen, he takes Master Classes with Jeanne-Marie Darré and Lucette Descaves in France and at seventeen he returns there to complete his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, in the class of the highly esteemed Pierre Sancan, who saw in Alain Lefèvre one of his “most brilliant disciples”. Also his teachers are Pierre Max Dubois in composition and Geneviève Joy.

In 2007, Alain Lefèvre was given the Decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade for his outstanding contribution in the artistic community. Winner of a Classical Internet Award (Classicstoday.com) for his recording on the Analekta label featuring André Mathieu’s Concerto de Québec, he was also awarded seven Felix Awards.

When not on stage, Alain Lefèvre spends time composing. Extremely dedicated to bringing classical music to the young ones, he pursues his “cultural mission” by teaching thousands of students every year, all over the world.

Alain Lefèvre has perfomed in the Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls, and also in Epidaurus ancient theatre.

On October 21st,   he will give a recital at the Athens Concert Hall (Megaron), as soloist with the Camerata orchestra, as a tribute to the 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Greece.


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