Wesley Shen

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Event Title: Wesley Shen
  • Region: Ontario
  • Venue / Location: St. Andrew's Church, Stratford, ON
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $32
  • Genre: --
  • External Link: www.stratfordsummermusic.ca

Wesley Shen

The Grand Piano Series

Wesley Shen, pianist, whom Stratford Summer Music audiences may know as the accompanist for Bicycle Opera, is a Canadian pianist and harpsichordist specialising in contemporary repertoire by 20th and 21st century Canadian composers. He has recently completed both a Bachelor of Music in Piano and an Advanced Certificate in Performance on Harpsichord from the University of Toronto, studying with Lynda Metelsky and Kevin Komisaruk. His focus has been primarily in contemporary and new music, collaborating with many composers and performers, such as the Toy Piano Composers, Sneak Peek Orchestra, and Pendulum Ensemble, to bring new works and projects to life. His personal project has been to help revive the harpsichord as a contemporary medium, through education, collaboration and performance. He also maintains a deep interest in Baroque performance practice, studying and working with Daniel Taylor, Charlotte Nedigar, Ivars Taurins and Tafelmusik Orchestra.

Concert Repertoire:

This concert will feature music for piano and toy piano from the past 60(+6) years from Canada and beyond.

Yan Maresz: Cascades for Donna Lee

John Cage: Suite for Toy Piano

August Murphy-King: Ophiology

Franco Donatoni: Françoise Variationen

André Ristic: Prélude et Fugue

Fabian Svensson: Toy Toccata

Monica Pearce: smart aleck

Colin Labadie: Piece for Solo Piano

Ann Southam: Glass Houses