Serenade to Humanity 1 piano, 4 hands

ARTISTS

LA FIAMMATA PIANO DUO
Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas, piano

La Fiammata, a duo composed of pianists Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas, explore the importance of community through music. Their four-handed interaction on a single piano invites us to be joyful, to come together and to celebrate the beauty of humanity. The duo addresses various social themes through a varied repertoire that includes works by Alice Ho, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.

As part of Road Trip! a Pan-Canadian Parternship with Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut.

A FIRST LOOK AT THE REPERTOIRE*

L. BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
8 Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein, WoO 67

ÉCOUTEZ

F. SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Rondo in A Major, D. 951

ÉCOUTEZ

J. CORIGLIANO (born in 1938)
Gazebo Dances
I. Overture
II. Waltz
III. Adagio
IV. Tarantella

ÉCOUTEZ

 

BIOGRAPHY

LA FIAMMATA PIANO DUO
Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas, piano
Praised for their “dizzying musicality” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Canadian piano duo La Fiammata, composed of pianists Linda Ruan and Charissa Vandikas, are the Second Prize winners, the Henle Urtext Prize winners and the youngest piano duo finalists of the 70th ARD International Music Competition. Since their formation in 2015, La Fiammata has quickly emerged as one of the most promising young duos in the world, garnering top prizes at the 2021 Lancaster International Chamber Music Competition, the 2019 Suzana Szörenyi International Piano Duo Competition, and at the 2018 Northwest International Piano Ensemble Competition. As the Grand Prix Winners of the Canadian Music Competition, La Fiammata made its orchestral debut with Orchestre de la Francophonie and conductor Nicolas Ellis in 2017. Since then, they’ve performed with orchestras in Europe and North America, and have been featured on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, BR24 Rundschau (Bavarian Radio), Art Channel Romania, and EnjoyTV Romania.
The duo was formed in Toronto where they were both full scholarship students of The Glenn Gould School. During this time, they primarily worked with James Anagnoson of the renowned Anagnoson-Kinton Duo. They have also received coachings from Anagnoson-Kinton Duo, Emanuel Ax, Hung-Kuan Chen, Michael Esch and John O’Conor.

 

*JM Canada reserves the right to modify the repertoire without prior notice.

Concert dates

March 16, 2024 at 07:30PM
Théâtre du Cuivre Rouyn-Noranda (QC)

| French
March 20, 2024 at 07:30PM

| Bilingual
March 21, 2024 at 07:30PM

| French
March 24, 2024 at 02:00PM
Quai des arts Carleton-sur-Mer (QC)

| Bilingual
March 25, 2024 at 07:00PM

| French
March 28, 2024 at 07:30PM

| Bilingual
March 29, 2024 at 07:00PM

| French
March 30, 2024 at 07:30PM
Théatre L.E.R Dalhousie (NB)

| Bilingual
April 2, 2024 at 07:30PM

| French
April 5, 2024 at 08:00PM
Auditorium Polyvalente des Îles Iles-de-la-Madeleine (QC)

| French
April 7, 2024 at 07:00PM

| Bilingual
April 11, 2024 at 07:30PM
Café-théâtre Graffiti Port-Cartier (QC)

| Bilingual
April 21, 2024 at 02:00PM

| English
April 25, 2024 at 07:00PM
Salle Joseph-Rouleau Montréal (QC)

| French
April 28, 2024 at 03:00PM
Salle J.-Antonio-Thompson Trois-Rivières (QC)

| French
Online brochures
  • Joseph-Rouleau Hall 2023-2024
  • Brochure Young Audience 23-24
  • Brochure Digital Ballads 23-24