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FIRST CONCERT IN THE MONTREAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA'S DOMTAR LAUREATE SERIES THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4
MONTREAL, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for 2010-2011 Laureate Concert Series. Please join us for the first of four concerts in the series. Free admission to this concert is brought to you by Ogilvy Renault LLP and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP.
OBOE CONCERTO, AV144
Composer: Richard Strauss
Soloist: Tamąs Balla
Conductor: Wanda Kaluzny
When: November 4, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET
Saint-James United Church
463 St-Catherine St. West
Interested individuals and media can contact Mona Awad, MCO Executive Director at (514) 871-1224 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets, more information or to schedule interviews with the concert conductor and/or soloist.
About the soloist
Tamąs Balla is a young Hungarian oboist making his Canadian debut with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra. He won the National Oboe Competition of Hungary for three consecutive years and has gone on to win other competitions in France, Poland, England and Italy. In 2008, the Queen of Spain presented Mr. Balla with an award for best oboist of the year. Tamąs Balla was the winning oboist at the 2008 AudiMozart! Competition held in Rovereto, Italy.
About the conductor
Born in Montreal, Wanda Kaluzny started her musical studies with lessons in piano and organ. She began her conducting career at the age of 11 when she assumed the position of organist and choir director at the Holy Cross Parish in Montreal, a position she held for eight years. A year later at the age of twenty, she founded the Montreal Chamber Orchestra making her at the time, the youngest and only woman conductor of a professional Orchestra. Kaluzny's conducting studies include working with Stefan Stuligrosz in Poland and with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation in the U.S. She toured in Europe as Maestro Bruck's assistant and also guest conducted in North America and Europe. In April 1990, she was the first woman to guest conduct the Baden-Baden Symphony in Germany.
About the Montreal Chamber Orchestra
The Montreal Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1974 by its Artistic Director and Conductor, Wanda Kaluzny. Under her leadership the MCO has earned a reputation for excellence and has achieved international recognition: Korean tour including a television broadcast (1990-91); tour of Southeastern U.S.A. (Nov 1990); tour in California invited by Columbia Artist Management (Mar 1992). The MCO was also honoured to be the first Canadian Orchestra featured in two PBS programs produced by Vermont Public Television, which included the memorial concert entitled "Requiem for September 11". The Montreal Chamber Orchestra can be heard on the compact discs Suites for Strings and Cinématique.
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