Web site: http://www.yaple-schobert.com/
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Derek Yaple-Schobert (rhymes with "Maple-Show-Bert") is a well-traveled American / Canadian pianist, based in Montreal, who brings classical music to a wide audience. With his own engaging and insightful commentary, he guides newcomers to the classical genre, as well as seasoned concertgoers, taking them on memorable musical journeys. His fully memorized programs played without sheet music, feature a broad spectrum of the immortals: the wit of Haydn, the emotional pathos of Beethoven, the unearthly beauty of Schubert, the dazzling virtuosity of Liszt or the intensity of Prokofiev, as well as rarely heard yet captivating Nordic music. He leaves his audiences with a refreshing feeling of discovery, as he takes them through the breathtaking musical landscapes of the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, the individualistic music of the Dane Carl Nielsen or the evocative sounds of the Swede Erland von Koch.
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