Musique Royale bringing Vincent Lauzer, Mark Edwards to Colchester County

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TRURO – Two rising stars from the Canadian music scene will descend on Colchester County next week with Musique Royale.

Vincent Lauzer, Opus Award’s 2012 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Mark Edwards are scheduled to perform in both Tatamagouche and Truro.

Lauzer, on the recorder, and Edwards, who plays the harpsichord, will first perform at the Sharon United Church in Tatamagouche on July 16. Tickets are available at Village Florist on Main Street, as well as the Chatterbox Café in Pugwash.

On July 18, the duo will perform at St. John the Evangelist Church in Truro. Tickets for that performance are available at MacQuarries Pharmasave and the door.

Both concerts begin at 7:30. Admission is $20 for adults, and $10 for students.

Lauzer graduated from McGill University and has won a number of national and international competitions. He is a founding member of the ensemble Recordare, which was one of five finalists in the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition.

Edwards began studying the piano at the age of 11 and turned to the organ five years later. At the age of 19, Edwards picked up the harpsichord. He attended Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy and the Eastman School of Music in New York before furthering his studies at the Schulich School of Music and the Department of Early Music at McGill University, as well as the Hochschule für Musik in Germany.

Organizations: McGill University, Sharon United Church, Evangelist Church Interlochen Arts Academy Eastman School of Music Schulich School of Music Department of Early Music

Geographic location: TRURO, Colchester County, Tatamagouche Pugwash Michigan New York Germany

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