Monday March 23, 2020 | 7:30PM (Pre-concert talk at 6:45PM)
In September, 2018, 23-year-old Tomasz Ritter won the 1st Chopin Competition on Period Instruments in Warsaw. With the introduction of this new branch of the famed competition, the Chopin Institute have sent a clear message about the importance of reviving and understanding the 19th century instruments for which Chopin wrote.
Of the thirty pianists from nine countries in the competition, Ritter’s talent unanimously captured the jury’s imagination. A graduate of Moscow’s Pyotr Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Ritter has studied with period pianist luminaries, Johannes Sonnleitner, Alexei Lubimov, Malcolm Bilson, Andreas Staier and Tobias Koch. Join EMV and the Vancouver Chopin Society for the debut of this rising star.