Richmond Hill United Church is excited to welcome Nadine Bargout (violin), Caara Yeung (flute) & Barbie Fong (piano), to our beautiful, resonate sanctuary on Saturday April 15th at 7 pm.
BLANC will take you on an incredible journey of the senses, where you can feel the purity and depth of the baroque style with J.S.Bach and A.Marcello, plunge into the contrast of the Franco-Spanish Interludes by J.Ibert, the Romanian folk world of Bela Bartok, romantic and deeply touching D.Shostakovich, F.Schubert, G.Faure and one of the gems by Ennio Morricone.
We are not selling tickets but there will be an opportunity to make a donation towards the upkeep of this historic space as a concert venue for the community. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE – see link.
Hailing from Belarus Nadine Bargout had an extensive concert career performing with the Minsk Philharmonic chamber orchestra and touring throughout Europe. Prior to her recent move to Canada, Nadine resided in Dubai for more than 10 years, where she became a founding member of the National Symphony Orchestra and eventually the Concertmaster. Nadine had many opportunities to perform as a soloist and lead the orchestras for such renowned international artists as Andrea Bocelli (performing in Winter Tantora Festival), Michael Buble, Jacksons 5, Pink Martini and Steve Vai. Nadine’s most memorable Solo performance was her favorite Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto at the prestigious Emirates Palace Auditorium.
Caara Yeung obtained her Bachelor of Music in flute performance with scholarships from the University of British Columbia. She completed her master’s degree with highest distinction under the tutelage Marc Grauwels at the Royal Conservatoire de Mons in 2022. Caara captivates the audience with her poetic and elegant playing, and she performs actively as a chamber musician. Caara made her debut with her duo at the Hong Kong cultural Centre and the same duo was invited by the Brussels City Council to perform on Christmas Eve at the Galerie Saint Hubert in 2021. Another highlight was her double concerto performance at the Theatre Royal du Parc in August 2022.
Barbie Fong Born in Hong Kong, Barbie is a pianist currently pursuing her master’s degree in piano performance at the University of Toronto. She holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with scholarships. Barbie has been recognized for her outstanding musical abilities, winning numerous competitions both in Hong Kong and abroad. As a performer, Barbie has showcased her skills in both solo and chamber concerts since a young age, having performed in cities such as Toronto, Los Angeles, Japan, Hong Kong and China. She has also had the opportunity to participate in master classes led by Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Jerome Lowenthal, Pascal Roge and Graham Scott.