Eve Egoyan / pianist
Eve Egoyan is a concert pianist who specializes in the performance of new works. Her intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations, and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between them and contemporary composers.
Concert of works by Finnissy, Vivier, Susam, Hellawell and Southam
April 19, 2013 8pm
Glenn Gould Studio
250 Front Street West, Toronto, Canada
CD Launch of "5"
World Premiére recordings of posthumous pieces by Ann Southam
Tickets are available by phone through Roy Thomson Hall box office, 416-872-4255
or online at: http://www.roythomson.com
Prices: Regular $30; Student, Senior, Arts Worker $20
General Admission ticketing
5 World Premiére recordings of posthumous pieces by Ann Southam
The pieces on this disc were discovered in Ann Southam's house following the composer's death in November 2010. They are related to Returnings and Returnings II: A Meditation which Eve Egoyan recorded in 2011 on "Returnings: Music of Ann Southam"
- - Review - - The Toronto Star - Published on Mon Apr 15, 2013
Eve's new disc RETURNINGS
Compostions by ANN SOUTHAM
Released December 2, 2011 at the Glenn Gould Studio with a world première performance of: Returnings II: A Meditation and Toronto première performances of Qualities of Consonance (1998) and Returnings I (2010).
This latest recording by Eve features works, all world première recordings by Ann Southam, one of Canada’s finest composers.
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from The Globe and Mail "Year in Review"
Published Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 7:00PM EST
Our verdict is in: This was the year’s best music
ELISSA POOLE’S PICKS
1. Ann Southam: RETURNINGS
Eve Egoyan, piano
So different from the joyful minimalism of her earlier music, the late Ann Southam’s final works for piano, written for Eve Egoyan, are spare and haunting, inhabiting a circumscribed world where the expressive resonance of even the simplest musical element is questioned, and where resolution is always possible but rarely permanent.
Please read below for reviews of Simple Lines of Enquiry by Ann Southam.
"2009 : Ten Exceptional Recordings"
Alex Ross, The New Yorker magazine
“The test of a great recording is whether you find yourself temporarily unable to live without it. For certain overlapping periods this year, I couldn’t stop listening to…Ann Southam’s immense, mysterious piano piece Simple Lines of Enquiry.” - Alex Ross, The New Yorker
Simple Lines of Enquiry by Ann Southam performed by Eve Egoyan on Centrediscs (a world première recording of a one-hour long Canadian composition performed by a Canadian pianist on a Canadian label funded by the Canada Council for the Arts) has been selected as one of this year’s top ten classical recordings by one of the world’s most renowned classical music reviewers, Alex Ross (music critic of The New Yorker since 1996 and author of “The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century” which won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Royal Philharmonic Society Creative Communication Award; appeared on the New York Times's list of the ten best books of year; and was a finalist for the Pulitzer and the Samuel Johnson prizes).
"I can't say enough about the quiet, simple beauty of Canadian composer Ann Southam's new, one-hour piano suite Simple Lines of Enquiry, or about its sparkling interpreter, Toronto pianist Eve Egoyan. Just released on the Centrediscs label, piece and pianist create a profound experience that transcends any and all musical genres." - John Terauds, The Toronto Star
“On his New Yorker blog, the magazine’s music critic Alex Ross singles out ‘Ten Exceptional Recordings’ of 2009. One, sharing the hit parade of the most prominent U.S. writer on classical music with recordings of Mozart, Schubert and Ravel, is Canadian…clearly it has a powerful hold on the attention of at least some people who hear it, and more should hear it. Southam’s work, already one of the most prominent Canadian compositions of the past 30 years because it has caught the fancy of one prominent critic, sounds as though it was written as a response to Feldman’s question: “Do we have anything in music for example that really wipes everything out? That just cleans everything away?” If you have an ear for quiet adventure I cannot recommend Southam’s piece highly enough.” – Paul Wells, Macleans.ca
To purchase this disc online please visit the Canadian Music Centre’s Boutique.
Also available at the following stores: L'Atelier Grigorian, Soundscapes, and Musideum in Toronto.
Surface Tension (2009) by David Rokeby and Eve Egoyan. Eve's most recent collaboration Surface Tension with media artist David Rokeby (structured improvisations on a disklavier piano and real-time images) View Video
More about Eve´s CDs: RETURNINGS, Simple Lines of Enquiry, thethingsinbetween, Hidden Corners (Recoins), The Art of Touching the Keyboard, Wu, Weave and Asking.