The French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, not least for exploring his interpretative voice across a broad repertoire rather than choosing to specialise in a particular style. Describing his playing as ‘ever immaculate, ever imaginative’, The Times identified a ‘combination of total spontaneity and meditated ripeness that only great pianists have’. He studied in Montreal with Yvonne Hubert, a pupil of Alfred Cortot, in Vienna with the Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with the Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher. He made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra at the age of thirteen, and his first appearance with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra three years later led to an historic tour of Japan and the People’s Republic of China. In 1984 he won First Prize in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition and was also a prize winner at the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.
Poulenc: Concertos for Piano, Etc.
Louis Lortie plays Chopin, Vol.4
Brahms - Violin Sonatas 1, 2 & 3
Louis Lortie plays Chopin, Volume 3
Liszt at the Opera
d'Indy: Orchestral Works, Volume 5
Szymanowski: Orchestral Works, Volume V
Chopin: Louis Lortie plays Chopin, Volume 2
Lutoslawski: Orchestral Works, Volume II
Schumann/ Chopin: Piano Concertos
Chopin: Nocturnes, Scherzos and Sonata, Volume 1
Liszt: Works for Piano & Orchestra, Vol. 3
Liszt: Works for Piano & Orchestra, Vol. 2
Franck: Orchestral Works