St. Michael’s Presents concert series starts Oct. 28

Acclaimed pianist Lorraine Min will perform works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Bartok Sun., Oct. 28 at St. Michael's Church in Chemainus.

Critically-acclaimed pianist Lorraine Min will perform the first St. Michael's Presents concert of the 2012-13 season this Sunday (Oct. 28) at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Church in Chemainus.

Critically-acclaimed pianist Lorraine Min has impressed audiences worldwide with her artistic brilliance and virtuosity.

And next Sunday (Oct. 28), she will perform music based either directly or loosely on old stories depicting timeless themes of love, sorrow or loss in the intimate setting of the 1891 heritage building St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus during the first St. Michae’s Presents concert of the 2012-13 season, Legends and Ballads.

The program, which begins at 2 p.m., will include works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Bartok. Following the performance, stay for a delicious Meet the Artists Reception.

Cited by the New York Times for her “impeccable phrase-shaping” and “crystalline sound,” Min’s pianism continues to inspire with its indelible musicality and finesse.

Born in Victoria and raised in Vancouver, Min is a high school graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, and she graduated Pi Kappa Lambda with her bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, attending both on full scholarships. She received her doctoral and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School.

Min’s vibrant and artistic talent was distinguished at a young age as she was the top-ranking Canadian pianist at 19 years old in the Harveys Leeds and Busoni International Competitions, and laureate in the Van Cliburn Competition. She continued to impress her judges and listeners, landing numerous top prizes and prestigious awards of distinction in the Washington International, D’Angelo and William Kapell International competitions, along with several generous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Tickets for Sunday’s concert are $15 or $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at Valley Vines to Wines in Mill Bay, Ten Old Books in Duncan, Ocean Soul Book Caffé in Crofton, Salamander Books in Ladysmith, Little Town Market Co. in Chemainus and the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383.

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