Pouliot Plays Tchaikovsky
Naples Philharmonic Wang Chamber Music
Blake Pouliot, violin
Alexandra Carlson, piano
David Mastrangelo, violin
Sania Derevianko, violin
Suzannah Chalick, viola
Eric Dochinger, cello
Blake Pouliot, violin
Emerson Millar, violin
Jane Mitchell, viola
Lisa Mattson, viola
Adam Satinsky, cello
Joy Yanai, cello
Bartók — Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano
Grant Still — Lyric Quartet, “Musical Portraits of Three Friends”
Tchaikovsky — Souvenir de Florence
The Wang Chamber Music series is generously sponsored by David* and Cecile Wang.
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Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic normally performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts from September through June each year.
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Violinist Blake Pouliot has joined the upper echelons of brilliant soloists, establishing himself as a consummate 21st century artist with the rigor and passion to shine for a lifetime. At only 25-years-old the tenacious violinist has been praised by the Toronto Star as, "one of those special talents that comes along once in a lifetime."
Highlights of the 2019-20 season include Pouliot’s debuts with the Atlanta, Asheville, Sarasota and Madison symphonies and a collaborative experience as the featured soloist for the first ever tour of the European Union Youth Orchestra and National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Pouliot has twice been featured on CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30”. He’s also hosted CBC’s This is my Music, was featured on Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? series, and was NPR’s Performance Today Artist-in-Residence during the 2017-18 season in Minnesota.
Pouliot studied violin in Canada with Marie Berard and Erika Raum, and completed his training as an associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He graduated from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair.
Pouliot performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank as First Laureate of both their 2018 and 2015 Competition.