Luke Welch will be performing at TOSH on Sunday, Nov. 12. — Submitted by Ron Hadley

Pianist to perform Scarlatti, Chopin, more in Qualicum Beach

Luke Welch recently released second album

Canadian pianist Luke Welch will be performing at TOSH for Music on Sunday on Sunday, Nov. 12.

Welch was born and grew up in Mississauga, Ont. He played his first public performance at age seven.

He later completed bachelor and master of music degrees at the University of Western Ontario in Canada under the tutelage of John-Paul Bracey.

Welch has also participated in the classes of distinguished artists including Jean-Bernard Pommier, Cécile Ousset, Dang Thai Son, André Laplante, Jean-Paul Sevilla, and Stéphane Lemelin.

He has performed extensively on the international stage including appearances in Canada, the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and New Zealand. Highlight performances include recitals at St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh; St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London; Music Mondays at Holy Trinity in Toronto; Southminster United and Trinity Anglican in Ottawa; FCAP in Amsterdam; and Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Germany.

He made his concerto debut in 2004 with the Durham Chamber Orchestra, and has since performed with a number of orchestras including Greenway Strings, Mumbles Symphony Orchestra, and Winchmore String Orchestra. In addition to these recital and concerto performances, he also taught a masterclass in Alsager, England and in 2015, completed his first concert tour through New Zealand.

These performances, which received nation-wide exposure and critical acclaim.

He has received national and international awards and grants based in both North America and Europe, including sponsorship from FACTOR/Government of Canada for this 2016-17 season.

He has been based in the Netherlands and working with a number of national and international academies and arts institutions. Welch also released his highly-anticipated second album Crossing Borders earlier in 2017, which is now available in the web store and via CD Baby.

Sunday’s programme will include works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Oskar Morawetz.

The performance runs from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at TOSH on Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $18.

— Submitted by Ron Hadley

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