2019-20 SEASON
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ROAD TRIP! A PAN CANADIAN PARTNERSHIP | Piano & VIOLIN

meagan&amy share an intense passion for interesting programming and fearless music-making. Selected the winner for a Pan-Canadian tour offered by Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, and Prairie Debut in 2019-2020, pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis, who formed this musical union in 2011, will share with audiences across Canada a unique program that reflects their Saskatchewan origins, their Montreal studies, their international musical experiences, and connect them with music that has inspired them along the way. meagan&amy will program works by the celebrated European masters and pair them with works by composers across Canada. These composers who have a connection to their home, their studies, and their Canadian travels. This tour, Road Trip! A Pan-Canadian Partnership, will not only be a partnership of the touring networks, but a partnership of composers, and a partnership of artistic excellence.

SHOWCASE

Regina OSAC Showcase | Saturday October 13 2018

BIOGRAPHY

Piano and violin duo meagan&amy are praised for their energy, sensitivity, and musical maturity. Pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis began their partnership in 2011 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, even though both hail from Saskatchewan. From the very beginning, the natural chemistry between their two artistic styles led to a musical union. Drawing from their individual strengths—Milatz’s affinity for the fortepiano repertoire and Hillis’s aptitudes for contemporary music—their artistic acumen combines to create programs of interest, intrigue, and informative concert experience for all audiences. The first-ever Pan-Canadian Partnership tour will tour over 40 different Canadian cities during the 2019-20 season.

Pianist Meagan Milatz has appeared as soloist with several Canadian orchestras including Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, McGill Symphony Orchestra, and most recently, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have brought her to international stages, including Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Bruges, Belgium; Gijón, Spain; and Gdańsk, Poland. She is a 2017 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award recipient.

LudwigVanMontréal.org states of Amy Hillis that she possesses “a rich, warm sound and has mastered the violin with such ease, that it is impossible to ignore her passion in performance.” In 2018, she was the prizewinner of the Canada’s Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition. The previous year, she was the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a residency awarded by the Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. That same year, she won the 2017 McGill Concerto Competition, and was awarded the Sylva Gelber Foundation Music Award, and a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In 2018, Hillis was awarded the loan of the 1902 Enrico Rocca violin from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

PHOTO CREDIT | Donald Robitaille OSA

Listen

Claude Debussy | Sonate pour violon et piano I. Allegro vivo

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Sonata for violin and piano in A major, K. 305 I. Allegro di molto

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Claude Debussy | Sonate pour violon et piano II. Intermède fantasque et léger

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André Mathieu | Sonate pour violon et piano I. Allegro presto

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Claude Debussy | Sonate pour violon et piano III. Finale_ très animé

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Olivier Messiaen | Thème et variations

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