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Valerie Tryon (Eclectic Local)

July 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Eclectic Local | A free outdoor concert series showcasing Hamilton's diverse music scene.

A free outdoor series celebrating Hamilton’s diverse music scene, presented by the Hamilton Music Collective and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Brought to you by Lead Sponsor Incite Foundation for the Arts.

Saturday July 15: English classical pianist Valerie Tryon.

Valerie will be performing Liszt’s Liebesträume, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2,  and Chopin’s Polonaise in A flat. The program also includes Debussy’s Prelude La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral), and other favourites.


All shows: Saturdays from 5:00 – 6:00pm

Gates Open at 4:00pm, Rain or Shine.

No admission fee. All ages event.

Beer garden by Collective Arts Brewing

Outdoor Stage at The Gasworks (141 Park St N, Hamilton)

Chairs Provided


The series is co-curated by members of the HMC and the HPO with the goal to bring vibrant, accessible musical performances to the downtown community.

Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.


About Valerie Tryon:

Valerie Tryon is a world-renowned concert pianist. Born in England, the youngest student to be admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in London, she still travels to Europe annually to perform, and manages an extraordinary schedule, in North America and abroad, of recitals, recordings, master classes and teaching.

Valerie’s repertoire is vast and diverse and although her particular reputation is for her interpretation of the Romantics – Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov and others, she retains a lifelong and enduring passion for Debussy and Ravel, initiated by her prizewinning scholarship to Paris as a young student, to study with the distinguished French professor, Jacques Février.

Retiring with an honorary doctorate from McMaster University, where she was Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor for many years, Valerie continues as Artist-in-Residence and teacher at Redeemer University in between her many concerts and recitals worldwide. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, a Juno Award winner, a Gallery of Distinction Inductee, holds the Harriet Cohen Award for Distinguished Services to Music, and the Franz Liszt Medal, from the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, for her lifelong commitment to and promotion of Liszt’s music. In December of 2017 she was awarded Canada’s highest honour, The Order of Canada, performing at the Awards dinner for Governor General Julie Payette, at her request.

Valerie has made innumerable albums for many recording companies over the years, some of which are now regarded as collector’s items. The most recent series of discs are from Somm Recordings and include de Falla’s ’Nights in the Gardens of Spain’, César Franck’s Symphonic Variations released in 2013, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in 2014, a Ravel/Debussy disc in 2015, and a Mozart concertos disc in 2018. all with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She is presently preparing for a double disc recording of her favourite solo pieces for Somm.

Valerie’s Archives to date reside at McMaster University.


July 15, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Hamilton Music Collective
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra


The Gasworks
141 Park Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2N5 Canada
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