Calgary Festival Highlights #0306
They are fleet of foot and finger, and are the hope for our future. This week, revel in the talent of an international array of soloists, recorded during one of the world’s most prestigeous contests for young players. You may already know about Bach and Widor, even Messiaen, Middleschulte and Calvin Hampton. But soon you’ll know why they applauded mightily for Christian Schmitt, Hyun Jung Kim, Eva Bublova and Cameron Carpenter. Prizes of up to $25,000 were offered. Can you pick the winners. Tune in for Part 1 of 3 in a series of Calgary Festival Highlights.
Messrs. Carpenter, Schmitt and Schwandt were recorded at Spivey Hall of Clayton College in Morrow, Georgia (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA). All others performed in the Jack Singer Concert Hall of the Calgary Center for the Performing Arts (1987 Casavant Frères). Thanks to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for collegial support!