This recital features major works of the cello repertoire: Prévost’s Improvisation pour violoncelle seul, Dvořák’s cello concerto in B minor, and Rachmaninoff’s sonata for cello and piano in G minor with the special participation of guest artist and collaborative pianist Akiko Tominaga.
Lou Dunand-Vincent, a cellist from Montreal, studied at the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montréal as well as at the Université de Montréal for a bachelor degree in music performance. She also received a certificate at the Mount Royal Conservatory in the Advanced Performance Program and is currently finishing her Master degree at the University of Calgary under the teaching of Johanne Perron and John Kadz. During her studies, she had the opportunity to participate in numerous masterclasses with world renown cellists such as Phillip Muller, Laurence Lesser, Colin Carr, Andres Diaz and many others. She also furthered her knowledge in baroque musique under Mireille Lagacé’s guidance and in contemporary music with Véronique Lacroix. Recipient of many prizes and awards (Graduate Student Scholarship (2017), Schmeelk Scholarship (2016), SSHRC Master’s Scholarship (2016), Queen Elizabeth II scholarship (2015), Stephanson Cooke Scholarship (2014-2016), etc.), Ms Dunand-Vincent also has a solid background as a chamber musician and an orchestra player.