Bourdeau

MARC BOURDEAU

Canadian pianist Marc Bourdeau has collaborated and recorded with some of Canada's finest young artists, including singers Agathe Martel, Karina Gauvin, Brett Polegato and Lyne Comtois, and performances have taken him across Canada and the United States, as well as to several countries of Europe and the Far East. Recipient of grants from the Canada and Québec Arts Councils, his principal teachers were British accompanist (of Viennese origin) Paul Hamburger, and Swiss pianist Béla Siki. He has more recently coached with world-renowned accompanists Martin Katz and Roger Vignoles. He has recorded for Brioso Recordings®, CBC and SNE labels.

"The sonority of the flute, colourful and seductive, sheds light on a multitude of details, those that render the different composers' respective styles in a natural, evident and limpid form." L'Impartial / Switzerland, July 1997

"Canadian flutist Michel Bellavance performs this music (BR110) very well, never forcing his sonority - he does not hesitate in sometimes playing détimbré - and he deploys all his interpretation in the colours and suppleness of the lines."
La Traversičre / France, May 1997

Bellavance (BR121) is a seamless player. He maintains a lovely, shimmering sound from top to bottom of the flute's range. Graceful interpretations make such bits as the lyrical opening movement of the Prokofieff Sonata and the melodic Aria movement of the Taktakishvili utterly compelling. His unfailing technical control and musical sense keep even the most technical passages of Prokofieff--where many players are carried away by the momentum of the music--firmly in hand and wonderful to hear.

Marc Bourdeau is a perfect match for Bellavance; he too plays with tremendous control and musical sense. The two players maintain a flawless balance of sound, moving through these lovely pieces in obvious musical agreement.
Schmidt, American Record Guide

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