Amy Hillis has "a rich, warm sound and has mastered the violin with such ease, that it is impossible to ignore her passion in performance" (Ludwig Van Montréal). Amy was a 2017 artist-in-residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a residency awarded by the Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec and wins the McGill Concerto Competition. She is also the winner of the 2018 Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition. Her principal teachers have been Axel Strauss, Ian Swensen, Denise Lupien and Eduard Minevich. Amy is a member of the Montreal-based SOMA Quartet as well as first violinist and manager of the prairie-based Horizon String Quartet. In 2019-2020, Amy will perform across Canada with pianist, Meagan Milatz as part of the inaugural Pan-Canadian Recital Tour in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Prairie Debut and Debut Atlantic. She performs on the 1902 Enrico Rocca violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
Byungchan Lee was named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30” in 2017. Prizewinner of the Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, he appeared as soloist with the McGill and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. He performed alongside Stevie Wonder in Montréal, and at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Lee received his master’s degree from Juilliard where he served as co-concertmaster of the orchestra, and was awarded a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant upon graduation. He is also a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.
He plays on an 1869 J.B. Vuillaume violin and Vuillaume model bow on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.
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|This concert is made possible thanks to the generous support of BMO, the Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity and The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.|
Bourgie Hall - 12:00 PM
1339 Rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, H3G 2C6
Categories: Festival Concerts, Free Events, LES CLASSIQUES
Starts: 2019-06-13 12:00:00
Ends: 2019-06-13 13:15:00