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Valerie Milot provides fresh perspective with 'Orbis' / Musical Toronto

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It is not easy being a harp soloist; the repertoire is small with very few acknowledged masterpieces, and the cost of transporting the massive instrument around is pretty daunting. Although the harp is difficult to play and few are capable of mastering it, several Canadian soloists have risen to prominence, among them Judy Loman and Erica Goodman. Now we can add 31-year old Quebecker Valérie Milot, who is defying the odds – she has made six albums for Analekta and was chosen to be artist-in-residence for Orchestre Métropolitain next season – to that list.

Milot's latest CD is titled Orbis, suggesting "the loop as a musical concept," an idea leading to repetition and minimalism, which, for the most part, is what we have on this CD.     READ THE FULL Musical Toronto ARTICLE