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Vestard Shimkus, piano

Elina Shimkus, soprano

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Glenn Gould Studio

Canadian Broadcasting Centre

250 Front Street West

Toronto, ON

Elina Shimkus Vestard Shimkus

"Being a published composer himself, Vestard Shimkus is a SUPERB pianist and gives the music everything the composer could ask for."

(American Record Guide, November 2010)

Elina Shimkus - “The best performance – vocally and dramatically. Petite, but full of energy. Musical, with beautiful and flexible voice.”

(G. F. Handel’s opera "Acis and Galatea", Krakow Opera Festival, Poland 30.06.2011.)

(Gazeta Wyborcza - Kraków, 06.07.2011.)

The Toronto Latvian Concert Association presents the Canadian premiere performances of internationally-recognized pianist Vestard Shimkus and soprano Elina Shimkus. The first half of the programme will feature Vestard Shimkus in works by Richard Wagner, Janis Medins, Peteris Vasks and a new work composed by the artist himself. The second half of the concert will feature Elina Shimkus in works by Janis Medins, Lucija Garuta, Jazeps Medins, Jazeps Vitols, W.A. Mozart and G. Rossini.

For a complete programme listing,
click here. For complete biographical information about the artists, click on the links above.

See photographs from the 3 April 2013 concert.