Plawutsky has frequently performed on CBC radio and TV, as pianist, conductor, and chamber musician. As a performer of contemporary music he has played as duo-pianist with Louis-Philippe Pelletier, and as a member of Gropus 7 (1978-81) and of the SMCQ Ensemble, participating in the premieres of works by Somers, Tremblay, Hawkins, and Prévost. In 1986 he began to tour Canada and the USA with violinist Martin Foster, performing the complete works of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Ives, as well as Brazilian music, including the North American premieres of works by Guarnieri, Nobre, Mignone, and Miguez. In 1988 he was awarded the Villa-Lobos Medal by the Brazilian government in recognition of his work promoting Brazilian classical music. In 1989 he recorded the LP Virtuoso Profile: Solo Performances on Nine Wind Instruments (Classicord GK-0080-1) with Jeanne Baxtresser (flute), David Carroll (bassoon), Gerald Danovitch (saxophone), Nona Gainsforth (french horn), Emilio Iacurto (clarinet), Margaret Morse (oboe), Stuart Taylor (trombone), James Thompson (trumpet) and Ellis Wean (tuba).
Author Nadia Turbide
Eugene Plawutsky, 'The music of John Hawkins,' CAUSM J, Spring 1979