Louis Lortie | Photo : Elias Photography


Louis Lortie


8 June 2023
7 p.m.


conducted by
Jean-François Rivest

Louis Lortie, piano 

± 70 minutes
without intermission

Louis Lortie’s reputation is well established… He is one of the most prestigious pianists from Canada (born in Montreal) and his long and fruitful career (both in Europe and America) attests to this.  For this benefit concert, the pianist offers you the two concertos of Mozart that he endisqués with I Musici de Montréal and Yuli Turovski in 1985: the Concerto K. 414 in A major and the Concerto K. 449 in E flat major.  It was then his very first Chandos record. Since then he has signed more than fifty! 

—    Jean-François Rivest

Thursday, 8 June 2023
7 p.m.


Pierre-Mercure Hall of the Pierre-Péladeau Centre




Concert ticket only

Ticket with cocktail party
With tax receipt

The funds raised during this event will allow us to continue our mission and activities in cultural mediation in the community.

In the last two years, more than 4,400 young and old have been able to receive the orchestra in their schools, parks, low-income housing and residences.

Come feast after the concert at the cocktail party prepared by our caterer Olive Orange that will take place on the stage in the presence of Louis Lortie, Jean-François Rivest and our Musici!

Agenda of the evening


6 p.m. | Guest reception and welcome cocktail
7 p.m. | Concert of Louis Lortie at the Pierre-Mercure hall
8:15 p.m. | Cocktail party with Louis Lortie, musicians and conductor Jean-François Rivest

Louis Lortie | Photo : Elias Photography

Louis Lortie


For over three decades, French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has performed world-wide, building a reputation as one of the world’s most versatile pianists. He extends his interpretative voice across a broad spectrum of repertoire, and his performances and award-winning recordings attest to his remarkable musical range. 

In recital and chamber music, Louis Lortie appears in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, including London’s Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie de Paris, Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, the Beethovenfest Bonn, and Liszt Festival Raiding. Recent special projects have included performances of Liszt’ complete Années de Pèlerinage in one evening and a complete Beethoven sonata cycle filmed at Salle Bourgie in Montreal, and broadcast on Medici TV in 2021. 

Together with fellow pianist Hélène Mercier, as the Lortie-Mercier duo, he has also shed new light on the repertoire for four hands and two pianos both in the concert hall and on several best-selling recordings.  

Louis Lortie is co-founder and Artistic Director of the LacMus International Festival on Lake Como and a Master in Residence at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Brussels. During his formative years in Montreal, Louis Lortie studied with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of the legendary Alfred Cortot), later in Vienna with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher. In 1984 Lortie won First Prize in the Busoni Competition and the same year he was a prize-winner at the Leeds Competition. 





Divertimento K. 138 in fa major
Duration: approx. 13 minutes


Concerto for piano K. 414
Duration: approx. 23 minutes


Concerto for piano K. 449
Duration: approx. 23 minutes

Julie Triquet joue sur un violon Giuseppe Odoardi 1726, généreusement prêté par M. David B. Sela.
Amélie Benoit Bastien joue sur un violon Nicolas Vuillaume 1850 et avec un un archet Sartory, généreusement prêté par CANIMEX.
Annie Guénette joue sur un violon Josef Gagliano 1768 et avec un archet Lamy, généreusement prêté par CANIMEX.
Tim Halliday joue sur le violoncelle Kolia (2014) de Mira Gruszow et Gideon Baumblatt, généreusement prêté par M. David B. Sela.
Marieve Bock joue sur le violoncelle Maucotel Paris 1849 mis à sa disposition à titre gracieux par CANIMEX.