Mehdi Ghazi

Canada
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About This Project

Mehdi Ghazi

Canada / Algeria

30 y.o.

 

Academic Education

  • 2019 : (In progress) Doctorate degree, Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • 2016: Master’s degree, Université de Montréal, Montréal
  • 2014: Rebanks Family Fellowship, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
  • 2013: Artist Diploma degree, The Glenn Gould School, Piano performance
  • 2011: Bachelor degree, Montréal Music Conservatory, Piano performance
  • 2011: Artist Diploma degree, Montréal Music Conservatory, Piano performance
  • 2010: Chamber Music Prize with Great Distinction, Montréal Music Conservatory

Musical Education

  • 2012-present: Piano studies with Marc Durand, Glenn Gould School
  • 2011-2013: Piano studies with John Perry, Glenn Gould School
  • 2008-2011: Piano studies with André Laplante, Montréal Music Conservatory

Prizes and Distinctions

  • 2018: 2nd prize and audience award at Orford Music Award, Québec, Canada
  • 2018: Semi-finalist at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Salt Lake City, USA

Notable Performaces

  • 2018: Performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto no.1 in C Major with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Oakville, Ontario
  • 2017: Performance of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor with the Université de Montréal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yoav Talmi
  • 2015: Performance with the Orchestre national Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon of Beethoven’s triple concerto with violinist Valeriy Sokolov and cellist Aleksey Shadrin. Pavel Baleff, conductor. Montpellier, France

 

Envisaged programme

 

First round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major “Quasi una fantasia”, Op. 27, No. 1

M. Ravel: Miroirs, II. Oiseaux tristes,; IV. Alborada del gracioso

 

Second round

F. Busoni: Elegies BV 249, No. 4 & 7

F. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

J.S. Bach – F. Busoni: Four Chorale Preludes for Organ, BV B 27, BWV 639, “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”

 

Semifinal

D. Scarlatti: Sonatas K. 107 in F maior & K. 208 in A maior

W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F maior, K. 332

S. Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 23, No. 1, 7, 6, & 9

I. Stravinsky – G. Agosti: The Firebird

 

Final

L. van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C maior, Op. 15,