MARK FEWER & HIS CLASSICAL FRIENDS
Haydn: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob. XV/25 “Gypsy”
Murray Adaskin: Sonatine Baroque for violin solo
Kodály: Duo for violin and cello, Op. 7
Dvořák: Piano Quintet No.2 in A major, Op. 81
SUNDAY SEPT. 16
St. Mary Magdalene
335 Main St., Picton
$5 under 18
Violinist Mark Fewer, who plays everything from early Baroque to avant garde, has appeard as a soloist with groups as wide ranging as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Fodens-Richardson Brass Band (UK), the Zapp Quartet (Amsterdam), and the McGill Percussion Ensemble. He is a dedicated chamber music player as well as a jazz musician whose performances have been described as ‘genre bending’ and ‘intrepid’.
Described as “beautiful to watch and breathtaking to hear”, violinist Bénédicte Lauzière earned the degree of Bachelor of Music at McGill University where she studied with Jonathan Crow. After completing a Masters degree at the Julliard School, she has gone on to forge a busy career on the Canadian stage, serving not only as Concertmaster of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, but also distinguishing herself as a soloist, chamber musician and recitalist.
Violist Eric Nowlin has been praised for “displaying the remarkable capabilities of the viola” and for his “rich tone, effortless technical command, warm tone and expressive phrasing.” The winner of many awards, Eric previously served as Associate Principal Violist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Currently, he is Principal Viola of the Detroit Symphony as well as a member of The New Orford String Quartet. In addition to solo, chamber music and orchestral performances, he is Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Toronto.
Cellist Joseph Johnson, graduate of the Eastman School of Music, has been heard throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician and educator. Highlights of his 2017/18 season include, among others, concerto performances of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, where he holds the position of Principal Cellist. A gifted and inspiring teacher, he is Assistant Professor of Cello at the University of Toronto, as well as cello coach for the Toronto Youth Symphony.
Wonny Song has an exciting and multifaceted career as one of Canada’s most outstanding young concert pianists. After earning a Bachelor of Music degree at Universite de Montreal, he continued his studies with Anton Kuerti at the University of Toronto and Mark Durand at the Glenn Gould Professional School. Widely recognized as a virtuoso, he has won prestigious awards and has appeared as featured soloist with many orchestras of international calibre such as the Toronto and Montreal Orchestras, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and others.