Washington Performing Arts Society Piano Masters Louis Lortie, piano
French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. He has extended his interpretative voice across a broad range of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style. The London Times, describing his playing as "ever immaculate, ever imaginative", has identified the artist's "combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have."
Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 18 min.; Part Two - 36 min.