Chamber Music Masterclass with James Ehnes 

Sunday, July 16, 2:00 – 4:00pmjamesehnes_271_c_ben_ealovega
Walter Hall

James Ehnes, one of Canada’s most celebrated violinists, works with Fellows from the TSM Academy Chamber Music Institute.

James Ehnes, violin

James Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favourite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors and has performed with a long list of orchestras including Boston, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, DSO Berlin and the NHK Symphony orchestras. In the 2016/17 season and beyond, Ehnes premieres the Aaron-Jay Kernis Violin Concerto with orchestras including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra/Oundjian. In May 2017, Ehnes was announced as Instrumentalist of the Year at the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Alongside his concerto work, James Ehnes maintains a busy recital schedule. He has appeared at festivals such as City of London, Ravinia, Montreux, and the White Nights in St Petersburg. In 2016, Ehnes embarked on a cross-Canada recital tour to celebrate his 40th birthday. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with leading artists such as Andsnes, Lortie, Vogler and Yo-Yo Ma. In 2010, he formally established the Ehnes Quartet.

Ehnes began violin studies at the age of four, made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal aged 13 and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.

James Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.

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