Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC), is very pleased to invite you to see an exeptional documentary, Pipe Dreams, following five young organists as they compete in the CIOC.
Who will master the ‘king of instruments’ and come out victorious in Montreal? Pipe Dreams will give you an inside look into the wonderful world of competitive organ playing. From the quietest tinkling of a bell to the rumble of a locomotive… this is organ playing like you have never heard it before!
An exclusive video of Yuan Shen, one of the organists, will be provided with your reservation.
Reserve a free viewing link to access the film for 24 hours from Friday, May 7 at 8 p.m. The film is in the original version with French subtitles.
Yuan Shen is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Piano at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. A young, world-renowned organist from Beijing, Yuan Shen has won several international and national music competitions. She was the first recipient of a PhD in Organ at the Seitoku University where she completed her thesis on the integration of conventional pipe-organ and electronic-organ education. Yuan Shen performs extensively at international festivals and concerts. Yuan Shen won the Richard Bradshaw Audience Prize at the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition in Montréal, and is a featured organist in the documentary film, Pipe Dreams, by Montréal director, Stacey Tenenbaum of H2L Productions.
Stacey Tenenbaum is an award-winning creative producer and director. In 2014 she founded H2L Productions, a boutique documentary film production company specializing in crafting character driven stories which are shot internationally. H2L Production’s award-winning documentary feature Shiners, was sold to TV5 Quebec- Canada, Documentary Channel Canada, and Independent Lens / PBS. Stacey also produced The Beat (OLN), a documentary series she co-created. In 2012 Stacey was nominated for an International Emmy for In Real Life III, a factual tv series she co- created and produced.
Yuan Shen – Organist