Originally from Saskatchewan, Amy Hillis is quickly establishing herself as one of Canada's most versatile and vibrant violinists. As part of her busy solo, chamber music and orchestral performance schedule, Amy performs on the 1820 Joannes Franciscus Pressenda, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. She is the winner of the 2017 McGill Concerto Competition and will perform as soloist with the McGill Symphony Orchestra during their 2017-2018 season. Amy is also the recipient of the prestigious Sylva Gelber Foundation Music Award which is given to Canadian musicians of outstanding ability and career potential.
With funding and support from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Amy has performed for more than 30,000 young people in fifty different Canadian communities during four tours as first violinist in the Horizon String Quartet. She is concertmaster of Montreal’s Pronto Musica Chamber Orchestra and also performs with acclaimed orchestras such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Amy has been concertmaster of the Britten-Pears Orchestra in Aldeburgh, England and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Amy is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music in Violin Performance at McGill University in Montréal with the esteemed violin professor, Axel Strauss. Her studies are funded by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
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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 and the Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity.|
Bourgie Hall - 12:00 PM
1339 Rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, H3G 2C6
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