As folks I know who support culture and the arts in general in our area, I wanted to alert you to a rare opportunity to see a very talented classically-trained pianist perform live here in the Kootenays. My friend Amy Zanrosso has her Masters degree from McGill University and has lived in Montreal for the past 16 years. A sensitive and dynamic musician, Amy has worked within a wide range of musical genres – classical, contemporary, musical theatre, German cabaret and tango. After receiving a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Victoria, Amy moved to Italy for two years in order to study privately and attend public master classes. She travelled again to Italy as the recipient of a summer scholarship awarded by the Italian Embassy to study with Michele Campanella at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. She has studied with Bruce Vogt, Dorothy Morton, Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Maria Tipo, Michele Campanella and Marian Mika. After graduating from McGill, Amy developed a strong interest in tango music and was the pianist for The Sweatshop Tango Ensemble from 2003 to 2007. They released a CD in 2006, entitled de la Main à la Boca, and performed at the 2007 Montreal Jazz Fest. She has been freelancing as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician in Montreal since 2001. She is originally from Castlegar, and is here briefly to visit family before moving to San Francisco. Who knows where her career will go from there? This is a rare opportunity to see a world-class pianist perform live right in our lovely little corner of the planet! She’s teamed up with Nelson cellist Jeff Faragher for a concert on Thursday, July 17th at 7pm called Small Worlds. The show will be at the Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street. Tickets are $10 at the door.
What a lovely way to spend a warm summer evening!
A glimpse of Amy’s playing – with cellist Thomas Fortner, Redpath Hall, Montreal 2013
More about Jeff Faragher here: http://www.mountainsidechambermusic.com/#!faculty/c14e3
I hope to see you there! Please feel free to pass along this info to anyone else you think may be interested.
World-Class pianist performing live in Nelson July 17th