Pianist to perform at Vail Cascade
VAIL, Colorado Pianist Christian Parent will perform a free show at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Vail on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The performance is part of the opening evening program of The Wisdom of Intention, a week-long empowerment retreat taking place at the Vail Cascade. As both a performance and recording artist, Parent completed his musical training in his native city of Lige in Belgium, where he graduated from the Conservatoire Royal de musique de Lige. As a student of Andr Dumortiers, he garnered a number of prizes and awards at prestigious competitions throughout Europe, including a prize at the Leeds Competition in England, an honorary diploma at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and a place as a finalist at the Concorso Alessandro Casagrande in Italy. After immigrating to Canada, Parent fine tuned his art with Irving Heller.In Canada and throughout Europe, Christian Parent appears regularly in recital and in concert with various orchestras, in performances that have been broadcast over both radio and television. Parent teaches piano at the Universit de Montrals faculty of music and at the cole de musique Vincent-dIndy at the college level.Parent will perform pieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Attendees are asked to be seated by 7:15 p.m. For information about the event, call Bill Rafferty at 303-774-8989.