Denis Plante

Director/Co-Creator
American Skies

The creator of last season’s multi-media event “Bach and Piazzolla” and Mercury’s 14th  season audience-favorite “Crimson Prince”, Denis Plante has long been a partner in Mercury’s creative endeavors.  His unusual career as a performer and com­poser has made him THE bandoneón artist in Canada, and an exceptional figure in contemporary tango on the world scene.   Denis is frequently invited to perform as a soloist with symphony orchestras or chamber-music ensembles. A spiritual son of Astor Piazzolla, he has enriched the bandoneón repertoire with dozens of works capturing the essential pulse of the tango. He has recorded seven CDs of his work, com­posed two operas and a ballet, and has been awarded the title of Creator of the Year by Quebec’s Art Council and an Opus prize for best Global album.