Lucas Porter

Lucas Porter

March 14th to 30th, 2015

A recent graduate of the Glenn Gould School’s Performance Diploma Program, Lucas Porter is the youngest student to ever win the school’s Concerto Competition. Other competition highlights include his recent success at the Montreal International Musical Competition where he was an audience and media favorite. The Montreal Gazette described his double octaves as being “the fastest since Horowitz, and even cleaner.”

Winner of the Canadian Music Competition in 2007 and 2010, Lucas has had the pleasure of playing Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra after winning their concerto competition in 2007. That same year, he made is orchestral debut with Symphony Nova Scotia, performing Shostakovich’s Concert No. 2.

Chosen to represent Canada at Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan, Lucas took part in a series of concerts along with Canadian soprano, Measha Brueggergosman. At the invitation of the Honourable Peter McKay, he played for Condoleezza Rice at the Halifax 9/11 Ceremony in September of 2006. He also performed at the 2011 Canada Winter Games which were held in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

As a composer, Mr. Porter has written for piano, orchestra, and film. He has won the Notions Realize Music challenge, an international composing competition sponsored by Virtuoso Works Inc., receiving first place in the 18 and under category for best Orchestral Composition. The premiere performance of his work “Port Williams Overture” was performed by the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. Other notable compositions include the score for Canadian director Navin Ramaswaran’s short film “A Fork in the Road” which premiered at the Mississauga Independent Film Festival in September of 2011.

Concert Program

24 Preludes, Op. 28                                        Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Prélude in C major: Agitato

Prélude in A minor: Lento

Prélude in G major: Vivace

Prélude in E minor: Largo

Prélude in D major: Allegro molto

Prélude in B minor: Lento assai

Prélude in A major: Andantino

Prélude in F-sharp minor: Molto agitato

Prélude in E major: Largo

Prélude 10 in C-sharp minor: Allegro molto

Prélude in B major: Vivace

Prélude in G-sharp minor: Presto

Prélude in F-sharp major: Lento

Prélude in E-flat minor: Allegro

Prélude in D-flat major: Sostenuto (“Raindrop”)

Prélude in B-flat minor: Presto con fuoco

Prélude in A-flat major: Allegretto

Prélude in F minor: Allegro molto

Prélude in E-flat major: Vivace

Prélude in C minor: Largo

Prélude in B-flat major: Cantabile

Prélude in G minor: Molto agitato

Prélude in F major: Moderato

Prélude in D minor: Allegro appassionato




Nocturne in B-flat Minor                                Lucas Porter


Sonata in B Minor, S.178                               Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

  1. Lento assai – Allegro energico
  2. Grandioso – Recitativo
  3. Andante sostenuto
  4. Allegro energico – Andante sostenuto – Lento assai