Alison Kilgannon Piano
Sunday, February 4, 2018
2 PM (note special time)
Admission by donation
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue Edmonton, AB
A German Odyssey
Fantasy in D minor KV. 397
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major Op. 31 No. 3
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897))
Klavierstücke Op. 119
Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp Minor, Op. 11
Originally from Edson, Alberta, Canadian pianist Alison Kilgannon has performed in North America as well as in Spain, France, Switzerland, Holland, and Germany. She has appeared with the Orquesta Santa Cecilia Cullera, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the Edmonton Senior Youth Orchestra and has received awards at competitions including the Concours Prix d’Europe, the Northern Alberta Concerto Competition, the Festival de Musique de Bas-Richelieu, and the STARS Award for Young Artists. Her chamber music performances have been broadcast on the radio station Avenue Vincent D’Indy.
Alison completed a Doctor of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Montreal under the guidance of Dr. Jean Saulnier. Other teachers include Marc Durand, Janet Scott Hoyt, and Claudio Martínez-Mehner. To complement her formation, she has participated in numerous masterclasses with internationally known artists in Europe and North America.
Currently based in Alberta where she holds a position as Assistant Professor at Burman University, Alison remains active as a soloist, recitalist, collaborative artist, and adjudicator while still finding time to enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains. In 2014, she was honoured to become a fellow of the Schmeelk Canada Foundation in recognition of her interest in promoting understanding and exchange between Canada’s Anglophone and Francophone cultures.