An uncommon virtuoso with a sound palette of exquisite sensitivity: Blake Pouliot, winner of the OSM Manulife Competition in 2016, is the rising star of the young generation of Canadian violinists. In a programme that contrasts the dramatic intensity of Janáček and the peerless optimist of Mozart, Blake Pouliot’s violin also leads the dance to the unbridled, Gypsy-inspired rhythms of works by Bartók and Brahms.
Janáček, Violin Sonata
Mozart, Violin Sonata no. 24 in F major, K. 376
Bartók, Violin Rhapsody no. 1, Sz. 86
Brahms, Hungarian Dance no. 1, in G minor
Blake Pouliot, violin
Hsin-I Huang, piano