“Laplante has worn the mantle of “romantic virtuoso” since he won a silver medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978. …his leonine style, titanic power and profound musicality all seem to belong to some past golden age. Laplante [is an] artist whose sensitivity and deep emotions transcend technique.” – The Ottawa Citizen
Quebec pianist André Laplante has performed extensively throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and has released a series of ever more impressive CDs. Critics have compared him with Ashkenazy, Horowitz and Rudolph Serkin, placing him in the elite circle of virtuoso pianists who do not hesitate to take risks.
Bach/Busoni Adagio in a minor, from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Mozart Piano Sonata in E-flat Major K 282
Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 26, in E-flat Major, Op. 81a (Les Adieux)
François Morel Deux Études de Sonorité
Schubert Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major, D 960