Thursday, June 13, 19 h 30

Salle Bourgie

Soirée virtuose – Obsession violon

World-renowned virtuoso violinist Kerson Leong joins international competition winners Ukrainian pianist Ilia Ovcharenko and the Barbican Quartet in a stunning blend of virtuosity, passion, and brilliance.


Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931)
Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 2 “Jacques Thibaud”
Obsession; Prelude
Danse des Ombres; Sarabande
Les furies

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano M.77
Blues. Moderato
Perpetuum mobile. Allegro

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op.21
Décidé – Animé
Sicilienne: Pas vite
Très animé

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Kerson Leong, violin
Illia Ovcharenko, piano
The Barbican Quartet
Amarins Wierdsma, Kate Maloney, violins
Christoph Slenczka, viola
Yoanna Prodanova, cello

Combine virtuosity, passion, and brilliance, and you get “Obsession Violon”. This program showcases the many colors of the violin played by the internationally renowned Canadian, Kerson Leong. Pianist Illia Ovcharenko, first prize winner of the 2022 Honens International Competition and the Barbican Quartet, first prize winner of the 2022 ARD International Music Competition (Munich), join hands in what will be a captivating blend of excellence and creativity. A winning program and a Festival opening not to be missed!

Salle Bourgie, MBAM
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1G2