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Valerie Tryon

February 16, 2020, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$20 – $30

Valerie Tryon is a world-renowned concert pianist. Born in England, the youngest student to be admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in London, she still travels to Europe annually to perform, and manages an extraordinary schedule, in North America and abroad, of recitals, recordings, master classes and teaching.

Valerie’s repertoire is vast and diverse, with particular renown for her interpretations of the Romantic composers. Retiring with an honourary docorate from McMaster University, where she was Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor for many years, Valerie continues as Artist-in-Residence and teacher at Redeemer University in between her many concerts and recitals worldwide. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, a Juno Award winner, a Gallery of Distinction Inductee, holds the Harriet Cohen Award for Distinguished Services to Music, and the Franz Liszt Medal, from the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, for her lifelong commitment to and promotion of Liszt’s music. In December 2017, she was award Canada’s highest honour, the Order of Canada, performing at the awards dinner for Governor General Julie Payette, at her request.  

Valerie Tryon


Haydn (1732-1809)

Fantasy in C major        (Hob. XVII:4)                           

Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata in C minor, op.13 (Pathétique)                            

Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio

Adagio cantabile

Rondo: Allegro

Debussy (1862-1918)

Reflets dans l’eau  (from “Images,” 1905)                      

L’ isle joyeuse  (1904)                                                          


Brahms (1833-97)

Sechs Klavierstűcke,  op. 118                                         

  1. 5,  Romance in F major                
  2. 1,  Intermezzo  in A major                    
  3. 3,  Ballade in G minor         

Liszt (1811-86)

Ave Maria   (Schubert – Liszt) 

Six “Paganini” Studies (1851)

  1. 4 in E major
  2. 5, in E major                                                

Note on Accessibility: The limitations imposed upon us by budget constraints and building design mean that Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts cannot provide the accessibility we would like at this time; however, we are working on methods to better serve patrons with all manner of disabilities and special needs.


February 16, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 – $30


HCA Recital Hall
126 James Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2Z4 Canada


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