Blake Pouliot
Colburn Young Artist Violin Recital
October 21, 2017

Boston Court's Fall Music Series generously sponsored by Elaine Kramer and Al Latham.

Boston Court's Fall Music Series is made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 8pm

"Pouliot has the whole package… the look, charisma and talent.”—The Toronto Star

Twenty-two year old award-winning Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot brings an evening of classical music to Boston Court. If you have not seen Pouliot before, you will soon--in addition to his accolades and honors as a violinist, he also also starred in two successful films, made numerous television appearances and performed as keyboardist in an award-winning pop band.

This concert is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Colburn Foundation

Twenty-two-year-old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) Manulife Competition, as well as the 1st Laureate of the Canada Council for the Arts’s 2015 Musical Instrument Bank Competition. A charismatic and multifaceted performer, Mr. Pouliot has garnered many accolades as a concert violinist, starred in two successful films, made numerous television appearances, and performed as keyboardist in an award-winning pop band.

Since his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Trinity Chamber Orchestra at age 11, Mr. Pouliot has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (Colorado), North York Concert Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and with conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Nicolas McGegan, Tito Muñoz, Carl St. Clair, Alain Trudel, and Hugh Wolff. Mr. Pouliot has also performed recitals in Chicago, Los Angeles, and was featured on Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? series at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.  Upcoming performances include debuts with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko; recital engagements at the National Arts Centre, Northern Arts & Cultural Centre and Orford Arts Centre, and a South American solo tour with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas in July 2017.

Mr. Pouliot has been featured on national radio by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and received the Canada Council for the Arts’s Michael Measure Prize in 2013. As a result, he toured Canada that summer performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Mr. Pouliot has also had the honor of performing a private recital for Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper in 2012. Twenty-two-year-old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) Manulife Competition, as well as the 1st Laureate of the Canada Council for the Arts’s 2015 Musical Instrument Bank Competition. A charismatic and multifaceted performer, Mr. Pouliot has garnered many accolades as a concert violinist, starred in two successful films, made numerous television appearances, and performed as keyboardist in an award-winning pop band.

Photo Credit: Jeff Fasano Photography (posed photos)

Since his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Trinity Chamber Orchestra at age 11, Mr. Pouliot has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (Colorado), North York Concert Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; and with conductors including Sir Neville Marriner, Nicolas McGegan, Tito Muñoz, Carl St. Clair, Alain Trudel, and Hugh Wolff. Mr. Pouliot has also performed recitals in Chicago, Los Angeles, and was featured on Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? series at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.  Upcoming performances include debuts with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko; recital engagements at the National Arts Centre, Northern Arts & Cultural Centre and Orford Arts Centre, and a South American solo tour with the YOA Orchestra of the Americas in July 2017.
Mr. Pouliot has been featured on national radio by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and received the Canada Council for the Arts’s Michael Measure Prize in 2013. As a result, he toured Canada that summer performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Mr. Pouliot has also had the honor of performing a private recital for Canadian Prime Minister Stephan Harper in 2012. Twenty-two-year-old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestre
Symphonique de Montreal Manulife Competition. A charismatic and multifaceted performer, Mr.
Pouliot has garnered many accolades as a concert violinist, starred in two successful films, made
numerous television appearances, and performed as keyboardist in an award-winning pop band. Since
his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Trinity Chamber Orchestra at age 11, Mr. Pouliot has
performed as soloist with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic
Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (Colorado), North York
Concert Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, and the Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He has performed with
many of the world’s most celebrated conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Nicolas McGegan, Tito
Muñoz, Carl St. Clair, Alain Trudel, and Hugh Wolff. Mr. Pouliot has also performed recitals in Chicago,
Los Angeles, and was featured on Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? series at the Cerritos Center for
the Performing Arts. Upcoming performances in 2017 include debuts with the Montreal Symphony
Orchestra and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Pouliot is currently studying with Robert Lipsett, the
Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn Conservatory. As first laureate of their 2015
competition, Mr. Pouliot performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada
Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. Visit his website at blakepouliot.com.Twenty-two-year-old Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot is the Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Manulife Competition. A charismatic and multifaceted performer, Mr. Pouliot has garnered many accolades as a concert violinist, starred in two successful films, made numerous television appearances, and performed as keyboardist in an award-winning pop band. Since his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Trinity Chamber Orchestra at age 11, Mr. Pouliot has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (Colorado), North York Concert Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Colburn Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. He has performed with many of the world’s most celebrated conductors, including Sir Neville Marriner, Nicolas McGegan, Tito Muñoz, Carl St. Clair, Alain Trudel, and Hugh Wolff. Mr. Pouliot has also performed recitals in Chicago, Los Angeles, and was featured on Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? series at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. Upcoming performances in 2017 include debuts with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Pouliot is currently studying with Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn Conservatory. As first laureate of their 2015 competition, Mr. Pouliot performs on the 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. Visit his website at blakepouliot.com.
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