Emerging Artist

Jacques Forestier Violin    Susanne Ruberg-Gordon Piano

Jacques Forestier violin Susanne Ruberg-Gordon piano

Sunday, May 5, 2019
2 PM


Holy Trinity Anglican Church
10037 84 Avenue NW  Edmonton, AB

Born into a family of musicians, fourteen-year-old Jacques Forestier has been playing the violin since the age of two. Currently studying with Bill Van der Sloot at Calgary’s Mount Royal University, Jacques is also part of their Academy Program for gifted youth.

Jacques has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the Winspear Scholarship, The Ranald and Vera Shean Scholarship and the Alexandra Munn/John and Andrea Wallin Scholarship. He also has placed 1st at The Alberta Provincial Finals and the Canadian Music Competition.

In 2015 Jacques performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall in the Winner’s recital of the American Protégé International Music Competition.

Making his orchestral debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age eleven, Jacques has also been a featured soloist with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Edmonton Youth Orchestra and the Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra.

In September of this year, Jacques won 1st place at Lethbridge Symphony ‘s biennial Young Artists’ Competition. He will be a guest artist with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra in their 2019-2020 season performing Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto.

Over the last few years Jacques has had the great opportunity to study with world class instructors such as Midori, Ida Kavafian, Patinka Kopec, Itamar Golan, and Pinchas Zukerman.

Jacques participated in the prestigious 2018 Menuhin International Violin Competition in Geneva, Switzerland, being the only Canadian to qualify for this competition.

In March 2019, Jacques was accepted as the first Canadian member of the European Ensemble LGT Young Soloists. He will tour South East Asia with them in May 2019.

Jacques has been chosen to perform as one of the student artists at the Starling/Delay Symposium at Juilliard this spring.

Susanne Ruberg-Gordon is Swedish-born and a highly regarded chamber musician and collaborative pianist. She has shared the stage with artists such as James Campbell, Desmond Hoebig, Jens Lindemann and Dame Evelyn Glennie. She is pianist and core member of the Juno-nominated Land’s End Ensemble in Calgary. Suzanne has been on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory since 1991, where she teaches chamber music and is Collaborative Pianist Coordinator. She has been the pianist for the acclaimed Morningside Music Bridge program in Canada, China and Poland since 2001.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata No.7 in C minor

  1. Allegro Con Brio
  2. Adagio Cantabile
  3. Scherzo-Trio
  4. Finale

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)
Fantaisie Brilliante on Themes From ‘Carmen’

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Sonata No.2 in G major

  1. Allegretto
  2. Blues
  3. Perpetuum Mobile

Jascha Heifetz/George Gershwin (1901-1987)/(1898-1937)
Porgy and Bess
(Transcriptions for Violin and Piano)                  

  1. Summertime
  2. My Man’s Gone Now
  3. Bess You Is My Woman Now
  4. It Ain’t Necessarily So