VIRTUOSO DUO

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 2:30 pm

Laurence Kayaleh, violin
Michelle Mares, piano

Laurence Kayaleh Michelle Mares

Laurence Kayaleh

Michelle Mares

Laurence Kayaleh is an artist of deep musical insight – a noble essence. She possesses the impeccable technique and innate musicality of the grand tradition of violin playing. Her career has taken her to prestigious music centers internationally, including Paris, Prague, Moscow, Brussels and Geneva. She has been the soloist with Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and Geneva’s Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Laurence Kayaleh performs on a magnificent 1742 Pietro Guarneri violin, which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch.

Michelle Mares, a native of Vancouver, amassed significant performing experience from an early age as a child prodigy. An insightful and expressive artist, she received her performance degree from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and later studied with Alfred Brendel and György Kurtág who had great influence on her as a musician. She has led an active performing career in both Canada and Europe spanning the entire repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed with virtually every major orchestra in Canada.

Concert sponsors:
Maribel’s Fine Fashions
Strait Coffee

Photo credits:
Laurence Kayaleh: Michael Slobodian
Michelle Mares: Anthony Turano