Canadian musicians delight Peruvian audiences


Musicians Nadia Monczak and Steven Massicotte performing Chopin pieces at the American-Peruvian Cultural Institute.

During the holiday season, Polish-Canadian violinist Nadia Monczak and Canadian pianist Steven Massicotte visited Peru to give a series of concerts in Lima and Cajamarca.  

While in Lima, the duo performed at the end-of-year recital of the Inca Garcilaso Cultural Centre of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organized a special Chopin concert co-hosted by the American-Peruvian Cultural Institute and the Polish Embassy. The musicians also travelled to the city of Cajamarca in northern Peru to perform classical pieces by international composers at the Mayo Cumbe arena and the Belén Church on New Year’s Eve.  

Both Nadia Monzcak and Steven Massicotte have won numerous competitions in North America and Europe. Nadia Monzcak is president of the Chopin Music Society of Montréal and has performed in several recitals and chamber music concerts in Canada, Poland, Mexico and the United States. Steven Massicotte is a member of the McGill Conservatory and has won several awards, such as the “Prix d’Europe” and the Joseph Rouleau award for best piano player at the Montréal International Music Competition.   

Canadian educational institutions are a top destination for music students around the world thanks to their wide range of competitive music-related programmes. To find out more about these programmes, please visit: www.educationau-incanada.ca