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With french horn star Louis-Phillipe Marsolais

Louis Phillipe MarsolaisThe upcoming final concert of the PEI Symphony Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season on April 15 will be featuring performances by Montreal-based french horn player Louis-Philippe Marsolais. Marsolais will also offer a free brass player masterclass at the University of Prince Edward Island’s Steele Recital Hall in Charlottetown on April 13 at 7 pm.

Marsolais’ solo, chamber music and orchestral playing can be seen on stages all over the world, and he has received awards from such international competitions as Geneva, Rovereto, Trévoux and the prestigious ARD Competition in Munich. He is also a horn professor Université de Montréal and the Domaine Forget Summer Academy. His most recent CD (featuring the Mozart Horn Concertos) just received an Opus Prize for best classical, romantic, post-romantic and impressionist album.

During the masterclass, Marsolais will present a brief introductory talk to the public attendees and a select group of PEI brass students; the students in turn then have the opportunity to perform a short work for him and receive hands-on constructive feedback and suggestions on how to maximize the quality of their performances.

The masterclass begins at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. The PEI Symphony cordially invites musicians of all types to attend and benefit from Marsolais’ extensive experience.

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