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Canadian Cello-Piano Duo

29 February | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Canadian Cello-Piano Duo

Cellist Cameron Crozman and Pianist Meagan Milatz


Programme – Romance and Passion

Beethoven – 7 Variations on “Bei Männern, Welche Liebe fühlen” from the Magic Flute, WoO 46
Schumann – Adagio and Allegro, op. 70
Franck – Sonata in A major
Popper – Spanish Dances (Serenade & Vito)
De Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnole

Described as “a simply ideal” partnership, Canadian pianist Meagan Milatz and cellist Cameron Crozman make their debut in Malta performing a programming evoking musical Romance and Passion. Their program will capture both the light-hearted and heart-wrenching sides of love, from the elegance of Beethoven’s Variations on a theme from Mozart’s Magic Flute, to the soft introspection and unbridled joy of Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, originally “Romance and Allegro”. The enormous sweeps of emotion in Franck’s Sonata made this piece the perfect wedding gift for his friend, the renowned Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. Finally, passion and intensity are captured by the Spanish like no other, and Popper’s Danses Espagnoles and De Falla’s Suite Populaire Espagnole bring the program to a fiery conclusion.

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CAMERON CROZMAN, CELLIST – Biography

A cellist “with a rich imagination and a keen mind” (Diapason Magazine), Canadian Cameron Crozman leads an active performing career as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the USA, and Europe. He has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France (Paris), Montreal, Winnipeg, Hamilton, and Vancouver Island Symphonies among others, and engagements have taken him everywhere from the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre to the Philharmonie de Paris. An avid collaborator and chamber musician, Cameron shares the stage with eminent artists such as James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, Louis Lortie, Gérard Caussé, and James Campbell. He has released critically acclaimed recordings for the ATMA Classique and Printemps des Arts de Monaco labels and his performances are broadcast on CBC, BBC, RTÉ Radio, Radio France, and Medici.tv.

Winner of the 2021 Canada Council for the Arts Virginia Parker Prize, the Council’s largest award for emerging classical musicians, Cameron was CBC/Radio-Canada’s 2019 Classical Revelation artist and a laureate of Gautier Capuçon’s Classe d’Excellence at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. A student at the Paris Conservatoire, he received his “Prix de violoncelle” with highest honours studying in the class of Michel Strauss. In 2018, he received a one year mentorship with violinist James Ehnes as part of the André-Bourbeau award from the Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Cameron is the co-founder of ClassicalValley, a festival bringing together chamber music and wine in Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, and the artistic director of chamber music for the Edeta Arts International Festival in Llíria, Spain, designated a Creative City of Music by the UNESCO. He currently plays on a c. 1750 Gennaro Gagliano cello, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank.

MEAGAN MILATZ, PIANIST – Biography

Meagan Milatz is “a remarkable pianist with a seemingly limitless palette of expression” (Le Devoir), and is quickly emerging as one of the most sought-after collaborative artists in Canada. She regularly shares the stage with top international musicians including Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic; cellist Matt Haimovitz; and mandolinist Avi Avital.

Meagan has appeared as a soloist alongside orchestras such as the Edmonton, Regina, Sherbrooke, and McGill Symphonies. She was top prize winner in the Shean Piano Competition, CFMTA National Piano Competition, and Canadian Music Competition as well as a recipient of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. Internationally, she has performed at the New Ross Piano Festival in Ireland in 2023 and the Edeta Arts International Chamber Music Festival in 2022, where she appeared in concert in Spain with Kai Gleusteen, concertmaster of the Orchestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona. Her duo “meagan&amy” with violinist Amy Hillis launched onto the scene with their debut album Roots in 2019 before embarking on a 50-concert, Canada-wide tour as winners of the first-ever Pan-Canadian Partnership Recital Tour offered by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Debut Atlantic, and Prairie Debut.

Meagan began her studies in Saskatchewan and holds a Master’s degree from McGill University. She is grateful to her teachers and lifelong mentors Cherith Alexander, Ilya Poletaev, Philip Chiu, and Tom Beghin with whom she was greatly privileged to study the fortepiano. Recently, she launched a brand-new violin-and-piano duo partnership, “Duo M”, alongside Violaine Melançon, renowned violinist and founding member of the Peabody Trio. She has also recorded an album for ATMA Classique of music for fortepiano and natural horn alongside Louis-Pierre Bergeron, to be released in December 2023.

Date

Thursday 29 February 2024

7.30pm

Venue

Concert Hall of the Malta Society of Arts,
Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta

Details

Date:
29 February
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Palazzo de La Salle
Republic Street
Valletta,
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