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with Canadian pianist 

Cecilia Ignatieff

De Hartmann said of his work with Gurdjieff:

Mr Gurdjieff’s music had great variety. The most deeply moving was that which he remembered hearing in remote temples during his Asian travels. Listening to this music one was touched to the depth of his being...”

For many years G.I. Gurdjieff travelled though the Middle East and Central Asia to discover and develop the teaching which now bears his name. This music, an integral part of his teaching,  encompasses deeply evocative themes from ancient and sacred music of different traditions.  Thomas de Hartmann, a gifted composer, collaborated with Gurdjieff to notate and transcribe the music for piano. The selection being played at this concert are primarily drawn from the body of work entitled  Asian Songs and Dances, and Sayyids and Dervishes. 


The presentation will take place at 2:30 pm, on April 4, 2020, at The Music Room, 6181 Lady Hammond Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

The Halifax Gurdjieff Group presents


Cecilia Ignatieff plays the Gurdjieff/de Hartmann music London Ont. 2019

Pianist Cecilia Ignatieff  has been active as a performer since her University years when she played with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist, she has played at the National Gallery, the National Arts Centre, and on CBC radio. Now retired, she is engaged in promoting the compositions of Thomas de Hartmann and performing  the music of Gurdjieff/de Hartmann.

 There will be one intermission during the presentation, and an opportunity for comments and questions after the presentation.  For more information on this music please click here

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