April 3rd brings us violinist Alexandre Da Costa accompanied by Hélène Mercier on the piano. Montreal born, she now lives in France with her family.
She has been playing piano since the age of six and has many awards to her credit including winning the International Competition of Chamber Music in Prague. She started her studies in Montreal at École Vincent D’Indy and then attended the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna at the age of 15. She continued studying at Juilliard (winning a scholarship) and then over to France at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and the École Normale de Musique.
She performs as a chamber player and soloist around the world. Mercier has recorded with Louis Lortie, Vladimir Spivakov, and Cyprien Katsaris.
We look forward to having her on our stage in collaboration with Alexandre Da Costa – sure to be a great evening! If you haven’t heard Mercier play before, check out this YouTube clip with Louis Lortie from April 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Q9HiiRtEc