The vibrant young Canadian pianist Jean-François Latour has established a reputation as a poetic and imaginative artist with brilliant technique and a strong personal voice. A protégé of Leon Fleisher, he is enjoying a rapidly growing prominence on the international scene including engagements in Paris, Toulouse, Geneva, Hamburg, Brussels, Moscow, Washington, Baltimore, and Chicago. His debut on ATMA is a solo recording consisting of a microcosm of Chopin’s pianistic art: the Préludes opus 28 — music closely identified with the relationship between the composer and Georges Sand; the Polonaise in C sharp minor opus 26, no. 1, the Mazurkas opus 33 and the Nocturnes (opus 9 no. 2 and opus 15 no. 3).