Piano improvisations


Jean-François Zygel  I  Piano
Bruno Fontaine  I  Piano
Serhiy Salov  I  Piano
Jean-Michel Malouf  I  Conductor
I Musici de Montréal  I  Chamber orchestra

Two of the world’s most eminent piano improvisers, Jean-François Zygel and Bruno Fontaine, join hands to create a highly entertaining improvisation program in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Montreal International Musical Competition and its novel prize awarded to the best classical piano improvisation.

The festive concert evening culminates with the world premiere and real-time creation of the Fantasy for Ghost Piano and Orchestra by Jean-François Zygel, accompanied by I Musici Chamber Orchestra performing the original orchestral score written by Canadian composer François Dompierre.


Zygel/Fontaine: Piano improvisations, with special guest Serhiy Salov – 48’

> François Dompierre: Fantasy for Ghost Piano and Orchestra (world premiere), piano part improvised by Jean-François Zygel on an orchestral score by François Dompierre – 30’


■  Run time: 83′

■  Year: 2017

■  Date & venue: Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada) – April 26, 2017

■  Director: Ian Cameron

■  Format: Full HD

■  Audio signal: Stereo

■  Cat. no.: R-101P