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Recital

GILLES-LEFEBVRE CONCERT HALL

Marika Bournaki, Piano

MOZART Sonate n° 8 en la mineur, K 310
POULENC Novelette sur un thème de Manuel de Falla
POULENC Deux Novelettes
POULENC « Toccate », Extrait de Trois Pièces
RACHMANINOV Préludes op. 23, no 4 et no 7
RACHMANINOV Étude-Tableau op. 33, no 9
RACHMANINOV Étude-Tableau op. 39, no 3
PROKOFIEV Sonate no 2 en ré mineur, op. 14
CHOPIN Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61
RAVEL Sonatine

This talented young artist will treat us to a concert built around the theme “Voyage à Paris.” She will perform pieces by composers who lived in or were influenced by the “City of Light.”

Recital

Described as “the Celine Dion of classical” by The Huffington Post, Marika Bournaki is at once a world class performer, brilliant pianist, vivacious young woman… and the freshest face on the classical music scene. Marika’s innovative approach to her art and performance is reflected in a number of multimedia projects intended to reach out to new audiences.

The award-winning documentary I Am Not a Rock Star, featuring Marika and directed by Bobbi Jo Hart, has captivated audiences of all ages in festivals around the world. The feature-length film chronicles Marika’s evolution as an artist from the age of 12 to 20. A runaway success at multiple international film festivals, screenings of I Am Not a Rock Star and solo performances were most recently presented in Memphis, Chicago, Dallas, Palm Springs, Miami, Napa Valley, Vancouver, Toronto, Mexico, Barcelona and Thessaloniki, among others. To date, the title was sold to BBC4 in the U.K., ERT in Greece, NRK in Norway, NTS in the Netherlands, SVT in Sweden, Sky in New Zealand and SBS in Australia.

Marika has appeared as guest soloist with the Quebec Symphony,  Yannick Nézet Séguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain, the Montreal Symphony, the Timisoara Philharmonic, the St-Petersburg Symphony, the Verbier Chamber Orchestra, among others. She has performed recitals at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, the EMMA Concert Association in Florida, Chamber Music Northwest in Oregon, the Luminato Festival in Toronto, and a benefit recital for the Glenn Gould Foundation at New York’s Carnegie Hall.  Marika has also given solo recitals in Greece, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, South Korea, Romania, Italy, and England. Marika holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music and is currently enrolled in the Masters program.

Screening of “I am not a rock star”

I Am Not A Rock Star is a documentary that gives viewers a rare and candid look inside the world of classical music – a world that demands an elusive alchemy of sacrifice, talent and serendipity. As Marika Bournaki seeks her place and identity in this world, we witness her conflict-ridden evolution from child to adult.

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