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MARIKA BOURNAKI – Invited as a special guest to perform at the opening ceremonies of the exhibition Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius



MARIKA BOURNAKI – Invited as a special guest to perform at  the opening ceremonies of the exhibition Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau (Quebec), September 10, 2007 – Marika has accepted an invitation to perform as a special guest, at the opening ceremonies of the exhibition Glenn Gould:The Sounds of Genius on September 27, 2007 at 6 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. During her performance, Marika will play selected Bach and Chopin pieces.

“I am also very proud to participate in the opening ceremonies of this exhibition, and want to take this opportunity to send a special invitation to young people of my generation to come to the Museum of Civilization and discover, or re-discover, the musical genius and non conventional style of this prodigal artist!” says Marika Bournaki.

Sixteen year-old Marika Bournaki has just returned from three weeks in Switzerland where she was one of eight pianists from around the world selected to participate in the 14th annual Verbier Festival, renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious classical music events. In addition to performing with Joshua Bell, Marika benefited from master classes with Claude Frank and Dmitri Bashkirov, and additional coaching with Gabor Takacs Nagy. She was invited to perform with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra (Bach concerto), she played a solo recital at the Verbier Cinema (works by Bach and Chopin) as well as a chamber music concert at the Verbier Church (quintet for piano and strings op. 84 by Edward Elgar). While in Verbier, Bournaki attended a concert by Martha Argerich, someone she has always admired and whom she finally had the opportunity to meet.

After sharing her passion with many of the world’s greatest musicians, Marika Bournaki is excited to return to New York this fall to continue her academic studies at the Professional Children’s School and musical studies at the Juilliard School of Music under the direction of Yoheved Kaplinsky.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169
Fax: 819 776-7187


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