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  • Louis Lortie
    Mozart with the Royal Philharmonic and Dutoit toured with the La Scala Orchestra playing Brahms 2 and with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn playing Beethoven 4 and 5 He returned to Chicago s Orchestra Hall and other important venues to perform a recital program of opera transcriptions called Lortie goes to the Opera Other recitals included Copenhagen Osaka Cremona and Dresden Louis Lortie has performed with the world s leading conductors including Riccardo Chailly Lorin Maazel Jaap Van Zweden Kurt Masur Seiji Ozawa Charles Dutoit Kurt Sanderling Neeme Järvi Sir Andrew Davis Wolfgang Sawallisch Sir Mark Elder Hannu Lintu and Osmo Vänskä He has also been involved in many chamber music projects including upcoming tours with Augustin Dumay His regular piano duo partner is fellow Canadian Hélène Mercier He has made more than 30 recordings for the Chandos label covering repertoire from Mozart to Stravinsky including a set of the complete Beethoven sonatas and the complete Liszt s Années de pèlerinage His recording of the Lutosławski Piano Concerto and Paganini Variations with Edward Gardner and the BBC Symphony was released last year as well as his latest Chopin album which was named one of the best recordings of 2012 by the New York Times Future recording include a disc of Liszt s transcriptions Mr Lortie s recording of Beethoven s Eroica Variations earned him an Edison Award His disc of works by Schumann and Brahms was named one of the best CDs of the year by BBC Music Magazine which also named his disc of Chopin etudes one of 50 Recordings by Superlative Pianists His interpretation of Liszt s complete works for piano and orchestra with the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague was a Gramophone Editor s Choice For the Canadian label ATMA Classique he has recorded Mendelssohn concertos with the

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