Harpsichordist Mélisande McNabney invites audiences to experience Les Violons du Roy Foundation’s wonderful fortepiano once again in a program of chamber music drawing out the links between Joseph Haydn’s popular “Zigeuner” Trio and works by Bohemian composers of the same era.
With the participation of Mélisande McNabney, fortepiano
A concert in cocktail party format, hosted by the artists, with appetizers and one drink*
General admission and bar service starting at 5 p.m.*
* Public health regulations permitting.
Conductors and soloists
Mélisande McNabney performs keyboard music of all periods, on harpsichord, piano and fortepiano. In August 2015, she received the third prize at the International Competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges. She is a graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory where she studied harpsichord, continuo and fortepiano in the classes of Bob van Asperen and Richard Egarr. She was granted her Doctorate degree at McGill University in May 2017, under the guidance of Hank Knox and Tom Beghin, thanks to the support of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program.
Mélisande McNabney is regularly invited to play with ensembles such as Les Violons du Roy, Arion Orchestre Baroque, Les Idées heureuses, Theater of Early Music and Ensemble Caprice. She is a member of Pallade Musica and Les Songes, with whom she took part in numerous tours of Canada and the USA. Mélisande McNabney has received scholarships from Canada Council for the Arts, Banff Centre, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and Fonds de recherche société et culture du Québec.
• Trio for Fortepiano, Violin and Cello in G Major, Hob. XV:25 “Zigeuner”
• Excerpts from String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20 No. 4
Excerpts from Don Giovanni for String Quartet (arr. anonymous)
Piano Trio in F Major, C. 141
Prelude in E Flat Major, Op. 45 No. 1