Montreal pianist the focus of candlelight concert at Nativity

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A candlelight concert is slated to take place in June at the beautiful Nativity Co-Cathedral in the heart of Le Village.

Concerts Under Candlelight will take place June 16 at the co-cathedral beginning at 8 p.m. and will feature a performance by renowned Montreal-based pianist Alejandra Cifuentes Diaz.

Since 2011, Diaz has presented over 60 recitals in Quebec and Ontario as part of Concerts Under Candlelight. In 2012, she released an album entitled Alejandra Cifuentes Diaz…under Candlelight, which has been featured on Montreal’s Classical Radio 99.5 FM. That same year, Alejandra was selected by the Quebec Music Council for the “Adopt-a-Musician” program; she also won the “Self-Employed Musician of the Year” prize from the Latin-American Chamber of Commerce of Quebec.

In 2013, she formed a piano duo with Russian pianist Tatiana Dvorianskaya; they produced their first album of 4-hand piano repertoire in 2014. In 2015, Alejandra produced her second solo album dedicated entirely to the music of Chopin which has been touring in the province of Quebec during 2016. 2017 will be the beginning of a new musical program Under Candlelight with pieces by Bach.

The concert will feature the works of Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician of his era, who experts suggest was a “poetic genius…based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.”

Tickets for the show ($30) can be purchased in advance at Melody Music on Pitt Street, or at the door the night of the performance.

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