Canadian pianist Andre Laplanté, hailed as one of the great romantic virtuosos, has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and he has appeared at major music festivals throughout the world. He garnered international attention after winning prizes at the Geneva and Sydney International Piano Competitions, and capturing the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.
Mr. Laplante's distinguished discography includes his latest Listz's Annés de pèlerinage - Suisse (Years of Pilgrimage - Switzerland). Hailed for his virtuosity and musicianship, Laplante won the Félix Award: Album of the Year for this release. His releases on the Analekta label include, in addition to LIszt, works by Ravel and Rachmaninoff, as well as an ward-winning Brahms album. His recording of Jacques Hetu's Piano Concerto No. 2 for DBS Records won the 2004 Juno award for orchestral recordings.
André Laplante has served as juror of many competitions, including the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, the CBC National Competition (Canada's most prestigious), and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
Solo and Chamber Music series
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Sales and Questions
You have many options when it comes to purchasing tickets for Pittsburg State University's Solo & Chamber Music Series. In addition to individual performance tickets, Pittsburg State also offers several convenient ticket packages.
Complete Season -- Enjoy an entire season of wonderful performances and receive a discounted price of 25% off of individual tickets. Package price is just $54 ($36 for those over 65 or under 18) and includes tickets to all six concerts. All tickets are General Admission.
"Any Four Package" -- Just as it reads, this package allows you to select any four of the amazing performances included in this year's series. Package price is just $41 ($27 for those over 65 or under 18) for four concerts of your choice. All tickets are General Admission.
Group Tickets -- Available by individual arrangement to organized groups of 10 or more (from schools, churches, senior citizen association, etc.) We ask that you call at least a week in advance of concert.
The Solo & Chamber Music Series is supported by major funding from the PSU Student Government Association.