PIANIST LOUIS LORTIE JOINS THE ROSTER

01.10.19
Louis Lortie

Opus 3 Artists is excited to welcome French-Canadian, virtuoso pianist Louis Lortie to our roster. For over three decades, Louis Lortie has performed world-wide, building a reputation as one of the world’s great pianists. He extends his interpretative voice across a broad spectrum of repertoire rather than choosing to specialize in one particular style, and his performance and award-winning recordings attest to his remarkable musical range.

Mr. Lortie has established long-term partnerships with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France and Dresden Philharmonic in Europe, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, San Diego Symphony and St Louis Symphony in the US. He served as the Artist-in-Residence of the Shanghai Symphony during the 2017-2018 season. Upcoming highlights include returns to the New York Philharmonic, and to the orchestras of Atlanta, Milwaukee, Dallas, Hamburg NDR, Sao Paulo, Vancouver, Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand.

Recent recital highlights include two performances at Wigmore Hall and one presented by the Chicago Symphony. To celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday year in 2020, he performs complete Beethoven sonata cycles and all of the Beethoven concertos in North America and in Europe.

Lortie has made over 45 recordings for the Chandos label. The complete Liszt “Annees de Pelerinage” was named one of the ten best recordings of 2012 by The New Yorker. His ongoing project to record all of Chopin's solo piano music for Chandos has yielded a Chopin recording that was named one of the best recordings of the year by The New York Times, and a recording of Chopin Waltzes which was hailed by Fanfare Magazine as "Chopin playing of sublime genius.” In duet with Hélène Mercier, he recorded Carnival of the Animals with Neeme Jarvi and the Bergen Philharmonic and Vaughan-Williams’ Concerto for Two Pianos as well as Rachmaninov’s complete works for two pianos. 

Louis Lortie is the Master-in-Residence at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel of Brussels and Artistic Director of the LacMus International Festival on Lake Como, Italy. 

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European representation - Victoria Rowsell Artist Management