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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Canada’s Bravour Piano Trio!

Get ready to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with the “flawless technique” and “dazzling panache” (as described by the Toronto Star) of the Canadian wonder: the Bravour Piano Trio! Composed of leading members of Canada’s great orchestras, we come together to celebrate the diversity and virtuosity of these phenomenal talents in two marvellous concerts on December 1st & 3rd, Friday at5 pm & Sunday at 4 pm, at St. Paul’s church on Calle Cardo.

The Bravour Piano Trio represents the collaboration of three of the most exceptionally skilled musicians in the country: Jethro Marks, principal viola with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Mauro Bertoli, Professor of Piano at Ottowa University, and Paul Marleyn, professor of Cello at Manitoba University. Friday’s concert includes the Brahms Trio, Piazolla's Grand Tango and Schuman's Marchebilder. Sunday's program showcases the Smetana Trio, Mendelssohn's Sonata and Prokofiev's Sonata, among other works.

Violist Jethro Marks was a founding member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, as well as the Principal Violist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Born into a musical family in Vancouver, Jethro studied violin as a child, debuting at 17 with the Loudoun Symphony in Virginia with a performance of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Shortly thereafter, he changed instruments, inspired by the viola, and grew as both an independent artist and chamber musician, performing at prestigious festivals and music halls around the world such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall.  

Italo-Canadian Pianist, Mauro Bertoli, established his residence in Ottawa in 2009 after taking the international community by storm with his incomparable technique and sensational sensitivity.

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After receiving the first prize in several International piano competitions, he recently debuted at the illustrious International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo. A very active international soloist and chamber musician, the Toronto Star Raved about Mauro’s performance, saying that the author felt "....dazzled by (the) up-and-coming pianist ...with deep musicality...Here is a newcomer to watch out for."

Cellist Paul Marleyn also resides in Ottawa, and mentors an award-winning studio of young cellists at the University. When he’s not touring in North America, Europe and Asia, he participates in a wide array of Summer festivals, including the International Cello Festival of Canada, and guides the Winnipeg’s Agassiz Chamber Music Festival as Artistic Director. A prolific recording artist, he has recorded with an abundance of music labels.

Tickets for the concerts at St. Paul’s are $150, $300 and $400 pesos donation each, and are on sale at La Tienda in the Biblioteca Pública; La Conexión; only at Aldama 3; the School of Arts at the Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 22, and at the concert 45 minutes before performance time.