*CONCERT UPDATE – For reasons beyond our control, the dinner concert taking place tonight at 6 p.m. will be given by Félix Marquis who will be standing-in for Mehdi Ghazi. Thank you for your understanding.
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Sergei Rachmaninoff.
A finalist at the 2013 Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition in Bolzano and medalist at the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition, Mehdi Ghazi has been described as “a sensitive pianist” (Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times), and “a great pianist with the power to evoke emotions in a manner similar to Wilhelm Kempff” (Claude Gingras, La Presse).
He has worked with many great conductors, including Daniel Barenboim, John Morris Russell, Pavel Baleff and Raffi Armenian, and collaborated with renowned artists, such as pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Valeriy Sokolov. During the 2017-2018 season, Mehdi Ghazi performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Université de Montréal Orchestra under the direction of Yoav Talmi.
He took up residence in Canada in 2006, and has since won many awards and competitions at various festivals, including first prize at the Bas-Richelieu Classical Music Festival and the Canadian Music Competition.
Mehdi Ghazi graduated with the highest distinctions from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and the Glenn Gould School, where he studied with pianists John Perry, André Laplante and Marc Durand. He is currently working on his master’s degree with pianist Jean Saulnier at the Université de Montréal.
NOTE: there have been some changes to the concert program, click here to see