Introspection: Solo Piano Sessions – Yannick Nézet-Séguin

June 14, 2021, 9:00 am

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Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin is also a versatile pianist. In the summer of 2020, when the pandemic shut down most of the cultural life all over the world, he found, as he describes it, “kind of a salvation” in playing the piano – and recorded his first solo album. Nézet-Séguin was inspired also by the memory of his admired teacher Anisia Campos who had passed away that year. Playing the piano “gave me an opportunity for introspection, something that I think most of us did – not only artists and musicians, but every human being – recalibrating our priorities, what our purpose is in life, and what our aspirations are. It was important for me to reflect the whole range of repertoire that Madame Campos taught me, and to offer this album as a journey through some very dark and intimate places, but also through some dreamy ones, more positive and hopeful. It’s a broad spectrum from Scarlatti to today.”