Program

Robert Schumann

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 8

Josef Suk

From Životem a snem (Things Lived and Dreamt), Op. 30

Vítězslava Kaprálová

Dubovná Preludes (April Preludes), Op. 13

Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61

Claude Debussy

Reflets dans l'eau (from Images Livre 1)

Minstrels (from Préludes Livre 1)

Les Collines d'Anacapri (from Préludes Livre 1)

Event Info

A faculty recital by pianist Francine Kay.

About the Artist:

Noted for “an extraordinary range of color” (Montreal Gazette), and “poetic brilliance” (Toronto Star), New York-based Canadian pianist Francine Kay has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America, and Asia, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, Salle Gaveau, The National Gallery, Roy Thomson Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, and Bargemusic. She has been soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony, the Princeton Symphony, New York’s West Side Chamber Orchestra, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Victoria Symphony and Sinfonia Toronto among others, under conductors such as Georg Tintner, Mark Laycock, Nurhan Arman, Agnes Grossman, Kevin Mallon, Jonathan Yates, and Simon Streatfeild.

Francine Kay’s recordings of piano works by Debussy, Satie and Ravel as well chamber works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy and Janacek with cellist Elizabeth Dolin, on the Analekta and Audio Ideas labels have received international acclaim. Ms. Kay’s performances have been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, WFMT, Radio France, and the CBC.

Ms. Kay’s collaborations include groups such as the Penderecki, Avalon, Harlem, Arianna String Quartets, Cantata Profana and the Richardson Chamber Players, and she has performed at festivals such as the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the Icicle Creek International Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, the Banff Summer Festival, and the International Course of Interpretation in Nowy Sacz, Poland.

Francine Kay made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as the winner of the New York Pro Piano Competition. She was the recipient of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award, the Chalmers Award, and grants from the Canada Council.

Ms. Kay received her Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Juilliard School studying with Adele Marcus, the Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in the class of Marek Jablonski and in the master classes of Leon Fleisher, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook studying with Gilbert Kalish. Francine Kay is currently on the faculty of Princeton University. Ms. Kay is also the piano faculty artist at the Zodiac Academy and Festival held in the south of France every summer.