Posted on December 13, 2017 by Tia Lalani

Guillaume Tardif (violin) and Roger Admiral (piano) present Violinissimo III on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Augustana Campus Faith & Life Chapel. This recital features works for violin and piano, transcribed or composed by violinists. It is an imaginative concert showcasing rare and carefully selected gems from the Baroque period (Scarlatti and Tartini), the …

Guillaume Tardif (violin) and Roger Admiral (piano) present Violinissimo III on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm in the Augustana Campus Faith & Life Chapel. This recital features works for violin and piano, transcribed or composed by violinists. It is an imaginative concert showcasing rare and carefully selected gems from the Baroque period (Scarlatti and Tartini), the virtuoso and salon eras (Paganini, Liszt, and others), and from the Americas (MacMillan, Gershwin, Milhaud)—a recital not to be missed!


Canadian violinist Guillaume Tardif pursues an active career as a performer and pedagogue. He regularly travels on recital tours and appears as soloist with orchestras in prominent venues in Europe, South and North America, and Asia—most recently at Carnegie-Weill Hall in Paganini’s 24 Caprices. He often performs repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary works and introduces many lesser-known works and original compositions, cadenzas, and arrangements. He is also often heard on radio and TV networks, and his recordings have been issued on the Dell’Arco label. He has been a guest concertmaster for a number of ensembles and performed in the company of many distinguished musicians.  He holds degrees from the Eastman School (DMA) and the Conservatoire du Quebec (Premier Prix) and earned awards at the Canadian Music Competition. Guillaume Tardif is Associate Professor of Violin and String Area Coordinator at the Department of Music, University of Alberta. He has been a guest artist or professor at various universities and conservatories, including the Grieg Academy (Norway), Royal College of Stockholm (Sweden), Turku and Jyväskylä Academies (Finland), Amsterdam and Groningen Conservatories (The Netherlands), Liszt Academy, Academy of Sciences, and Universities of Miskolc and Debrecen (Hungary), Hong Kong Academy, Andong University (South Korea), Central Conservatory of Music and Zhejiang University (China), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and several universities in Brazil. He is often involved as an adjudicator for competitions and music foundations and leads the Enterprise Quartet concerts in Edmonton and the Alberta String Association. For more information about Guillaume Tardif, including video and audio clips, see www.guillaume.tardif.com.

Camrose’s own Roger Admiral, pianist, performs solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 18th through the 21st century. Known for his dedication to contemporary music, Roger has commissioned and premiered many new compositions. He works regularly with UltraViolet (New Music Edmonton) and Aventa Ensemble (Victoria) and performs as part of Kovalis Duo with Montreal percussionist Philip Hornsey. Roger also teaches music lecture courses and coaches contemporary chamber music at the University of Alberta. Recent performances include Gyorgy Ligeti’s Piano Concerto with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the complete piano works of Iannis Xenakis for Vancouver New Music, a recital with baritone Nathan Berg at Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series (New York City), and recitals for Curto-Circuito de Música Contemporânea Brazil with saxophonist Allison Balcetis, as well as solo recitals in Bratislava, Budapest, and Wroclaw. Roger can be heard on CD recordings of piano music by Howard Bashaw (Centrediscs) and Mark Hannesson (Wandelweiser Editions). For more information about Roger Admiral, including audio clips, see rogeradmiral.com.

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Thursday, January 11

7:30 pm

Augustana Faith & Life Chapel

Tickets (at the door only): $20 (adults); $15 (seniors/students/children). [Augustana students are admitted free of charge with proper ID.] R.A.R.E.


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