Virtuoso pianist performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Guelph, ON January 13, 2014 – Acclaimed Canadian pianist David Jalbert brings his spirited and engaging performing style to River Run Centre in a presentation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard masterpiece, The Goldberg Variations, on Friday, January 24 at 8pm in the Cooperators Hall. The concert is presented as part of River Run’s Arbour Trails Chamber Series.

Quebec-born Jalbert has been described as the flag-bearer for the next generation of world-class classical musicians. His solo performances across North America have garnered critical acclaim, and he has appeared as guest soloist with all the major orchestras of Canada.

Jalbert boasts an expansive repertoire that ranges from the classical and romantic works of Mozart and Schumann to the great contemporary works of 20th century composers.

In 2007 he was the winner of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Arts Council; he currently lectures at the University of Ottawa’s faculty of music. His recordings have also earned accolades, including an Opus Award, and a Juno Nomination.

Originally composed for harpsichord in 1741, The Goldberg Variations is a set of 30 variations based on a single ground bass theme. The composition is considered by many music scholars to be one of the most important examples of variation form from the Baroque period and a masterpiece that requires virtuoso technique from a performer.

Tickets are $26 for adults and $24 for students and seniors. $5 eyeGO tickets are available for high school students with valid ID. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. Tickets are available at the River Run Box Office at 519-763-3000, or online at

Ella Pauls | Manager of Cultural Development
Culture & Tourism| Community & Social Services
City of Guelph
T 519-822-1260 x 2589