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Friday, March 12, 2010

Crow, Solo Violin is Season


WINNIPEG­ On Saturday, March 20, 2010 Jonathan Crow will bring to an end another critically acclaimed season with Virtuosi Concerts. The violin virtuoso has attracted a capacity audience for his unaccompanied performance which will undoubtedly showcase the extraordinary talent that has become synonymous with the series.

Born in Prince George in 1977, Crow began the Suzuki violin method at age six and continued studies first at the Prince George Music School, then at the Victoria Conservatory of Music before earning his Bachelor of Music in Honors Performance from McGill University. 

Upon graduation from McGill University, Crow joined the Montreal Symphony at the age of 19 as Associate Principal Second Violin, and won the Associate Concertmaster chair 5 months later. He was appointed Concertmaster in 2002, a position he held until 2006, and was the youngest Concertmaster to lead a major North American orchestra. He is currently Head of Strings and Assistant Professor of Violin at McGill University.

Crow has been featured as soloist with most major Canadian orchestras including the Montreal, Kingston, London, National Arts Centre, Victoria and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. In 2009 he performed two world premiere concerti performances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Programme: J.S. BACH Partita No. 3 in E Major; PROKOFIEFF Sonata for Solo Violin, Op 115; ECKHARDT-GRAMATTÉ Selected Caprices;  BEN-HAIM Sonata in G for Solo Violin; YSAYE Sonata No. 3 “Ballade” 


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