January 09, 2022 — 4 PM
Three renowned visionary artists of the next generation combine talents in this eclectic new piano trio, Junction. Violinist Stefan Jackiw, pianist Conrad Tao and cellist Jay Campbell. Tao makes his second appearance at Impromptu Concerts. He has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer. Recent concerts of the trio have included performances at Washington Performing Arts, Portland Ovations and the Royal Conservatory in Toronto.
January 23, 2022 — 4 PM
Gold medalist of the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Yekwon Sunwoo has been hailed for his “unfailingly consistent excellence” (International Piano) and celebrated as “a pianist who commands a comprehensive technical arsenal that allows him to thunder without breaking a sweat” (Chicago Tribune). A powerful and virtuosic performer, he also, in his own words, “strives to reach for the truth and pure beauty in music”.
February 13, 2022 — 4 PM
Timothy Chooi returns to Impromptu with his brother Nikki. Both violinists, they are united by a profound understanding and genuine passion for the violin, which renders their musical union extraordinarily rich. Together they have an intrinsic musical partnership that makes their duo artistry unique and interesting. The Edmonton Journal describes their performance as a “beauty of colour and tone. ”
February 27, 2022 — 4 PM
Voyage through the Americas Curated by Michael Brown and Nicholas Canellakis, with collaborators Orion Weiss and Ian David Rosenbaum, this program celebrates the rich tapestry of musical influences across North and South America. The Soul of the Americas features unique combinations of piano, cello and percussion, and will take the listener on a sizzling journey through both hemispheres.
March 13, 2022 — 4 PM
The first American in four decades, and youngest musician ever, to win First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition Cello Division, Zlatomir Fung is poised to become one of the preeminent cellists of our time. Astounding audiences with his boundless virtuosity and exquisite sensitivity, the 21-year-old has already proven himself to be a star among the next generation of world-class musicians. Fung’s impeccable technique demonstrates a mastery of the canon and exceptional insight into the depths of contemporary repertoire.
March 27, 2022 — 4 PM
With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, they return to Impromptu once again. Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of ''the world's most famous brass group." Canadian Brass has recorded more than 130 CDs and DVDs. They have commissioned, performed and recorded hundreds of transcriptions and original works for brass quintet. Canadian Brass has a library of more than 600 compositions and arrangements specially and uniquely fashioned for them.