Celebrity organist Luc Beauséjour kicks off Calgary Organ Festival

Organist Luc  Beauséjour is performing at Calgary Organ Festival. Photo: Patrick Young
Organist Luc Beauséjour is performing at Calgary Organ Festival. Photo: Patrick Young

Hear Montreal’s Luc Beauséjour tonight.

Award-winning harpsichordist and organist Luc Beauséjour is renowned for the elegance, virtuosity, and expressiveness of his playing, which has won him an enthusiastic audience and the continuing praise of critics and music specialists.

Beauséjour performing schedule sees him travelling throughout Canada, France, the United States, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, and Bermuda. He has performed in Paris, Boston, Washington D.C., Vienna, Munich, and Montreal, as well as at numerous festivals, including the Festival d’Uzès (France), the Lanaudière International Festival, the Festival d’Ambronay, the festival Un été à Bourges, the Lamèque Early Music Festival (New Brunswick), and the Vancouver Early Music Festival. He was invited to perform the Goldberg Variations at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for a CBC commemoration of the great pianist’s birthday—testimony to the recognition he has earned as one of Canada’s finest musicians. He is also heard regularly on both CBC and Radio-Canada.

He was born in Rawdon, Quebec, and holds a doctorate from the Université de Montréal. He studied harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé and organ with Bernard Lagacé. He also trained in Europe under Ton Koopman and Kenneth Gilbert. He was first-prize winner of the 1985 Erwin Bodky International Harpischord Competition in Boston, he has also won prizes at several other competitions and received a number of grants from the Canada Council and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Mr. Beauséjour teaches harpsichord and organ in Montreal.

What a great way to start Organ Festival!

8 p.m.: Celebrity Organ Recital — Luc Beauséjour (Montreal)

  • Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 206 University Court N.W.
  • Tickets: $25 regular, $18 student/senior. On sale at the University of Calgary Campus Ticket Centre.
    This event is hosted by the School of Creative and Performing Arts (Music) of the University of Calgary.


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