For immediate release: February 21, 2023
18 year old Toronto pianist and composition prodigy Jonathan Kravtchenko will be premiering new chamber music and piano solo compositions at Calvin Presbyterian Church in midtown Toronto on March 18 at a concert that is also being produced by the young musician and entrepreneur. Jonathan’s compositions have gained a loyal following at this acoustically rich midtown performance venue, which is also used by the TSO. His music is known for its harmonies and expressiveness. All of his previous concerts were performed to sold out audiences!
Composition aside, Jonathan also seems to have learned early in life that if you want to be an artist, you also have to be an entrepreneur. Coming up to the one-year anniversary of his first concert, these intimate performances are the brain child of the teenage composer, in collaboration with his startup production company InterMusic Group. Each of the concerts has included premiers of Jonathan’s work and favorite pieces from the romantic period.
From handling bookings, to ticket sales and marketing, the young entrepreneur is without a doubt very driven. Putting up posters, sending out fliers and promoting a concert can be more than a full-time job, however Jonathan’s huge efforts are paying off and he has an ever growing audience that looks forward to hearing his new compositions.
The March 18 concert is entitled “Music and Love!” – A night of Poetry and Music! It features Jonathan on piano and other talented young Toronto musicians: Qiyue He on Violin, Richard Cao on Piano, Sirui Chen on Cello and Kyunkrok Moon on Viola. The programme features Faure’s compelling and whimsical Piano Quartet in C minor, which will be performed alongside Jonathan’s new works.
The new compositions are closely tied to poetry. The March 18 programme presents several works, some inspired by poetry and others whose poetry and music were written together by Jonathan. Bringing form to Jonathan’s expressions of Music and Love, the thematic concert presents a fitting framework for his characteristically light-hearted and joyful music.
People have asked where does the future of Canadian Classical Music lie? It seems that Jonathan Kravtchenko has the answer – the future of Canadian Classical Music is now.
by: Alan S.
“Music and Love!” – A night of Poetry and Music!
March 18, 2023, 8PM
Tickets from $25
Calvin Presbyterian Church, 26 Delisle Ave.