Legends revealed by Min's classical fingers

Lorraine Min -
Lorraine Min
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The Michael's Presents concert series returns this weekend with the promise of a legendary performance.

Critically-acclaimed pianist Lorraine Min, who has impressed audiences worldwide will perform music based either directly or loosely on old stories depicting timeless themes of love, sorrow or loss.

Legends and Ballads will include works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Bartok from the fingers of a woman cited by the New York Times for her "impeccable phrase-shaping" and "crystalline sound."

A Victoria native raised in Vancouver, Min has doctoral and master's degrees from the Juilliard School.

"Min's vibrant and artistic talent was distinguished at a young age as she was the top-ranking Canadian pianist at 19 years old in the Harveys Leeds and Busoni International Competitions, and laureate in the Van Cliburn Competition," concert promotional material reads.

"She continued to impress her judges and listeners, landing numerous top prizes and prestigious awards of distinction in the Washington International, D'Angelo and William Kapell International competitions, along with several generous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts."

Tickets for Sunday's 2 p.m. concert at St. Michael's church in Chemainus are $15 or $20 at the door.

Advance tickets are available at Valley Vines to Wines in Mill Bay, Ten Old Books in Duncan, Ocean Soul Book Caffé in Crofton, Salamander Books in Ladysmith, Little Town Market Co. in Chemainus and the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383.



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