The Montreal Chamber Orchestra, with whom Brian is scheduled to perform the Schumann Cello Concerto, is seeking $40,000 on Kickstarter. Without funding after the departure of key board members, the money will fund the first concert of their 42nd season. Read more about it on CBC Arts and Kickstarter.
Check out the results of a recent session with Jon-Mark here!
Brian returns to Spoleto, Italy this summer to perform with Claudia Warburg and Niccolo Muti, violin; Robert Dan, viola; and Evan Mitchell, piano. Highlights include Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 13, Barber Cello Sonata Op. 6, Beethoven String Quartet Op. 95, Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello, and Brahms Piano Quintet Op. 34. In the fall, he will be performing the Schubert Quintet for Strings as a guest with the Emily Carr String Quartet. Next spring, he makes his concerto debut with the Victoria Symphony performing the soulful Schumann Cello Concerto.
Brian is being featured as one of CBC Music’s Next! artists for 2013, which is a series that presents eight rising Canadian stars in classical music, recorded for broadcast on CBC Radio 2’s In Concert. The broadcast on Sunday, February 17 will include music by Haydn, Poulenc, Martinu and Vincent Ho. In case you miss it, you can check out Brian’s performance here.
Check out Brian’s conversation last spring with Sheryl MacKay, the host of North by Northwest on CBC Radio One: http://www.cbc.ca/video/watch/AudioMobile/North by Northwest/ID=2241594816
Brian is performing a 10-concert Canadian tour from November 4 to November 25, 2012 as first-prize winner of the 35th Eckhardt-Gramatté (E-Gré) National Music Competition. He will be joined by pianist Eliza Ching of Houston, TX. Check out the schedule.
Each concert will feature the 2012 commissioned work—String Theory by John Burge. Other works to be performed are by Elizabeth Raum, Francis Poulenc, Vincent Ho, and Gary Kulesha.