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NACC presents: James Ehnes (with Andrew Armstrong)

May 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$12 – $30

JAMES EHNES
Grammy, JUNO and Gramophone award winner

Known for his virtuosity and musicianship, Manitoba-born violinist James Ehnes first began studying music at the age of four. He gained national recognition in 1987 as winner of the Grand Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Competition and in 1988 became the youngest musician ever to win First Prize in Strings at the Canadian Music Festival. At age 13 he made his major solo debut with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

A graduate of New York’s Juilliard School, Ehnes also holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Brandon University and, in 2007, became the youngest person ever elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. In 2010 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada and was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in 2013, an honour limited to a select group of 300 living distinguished musicians.

Ehnes’ extensive discography of over 40 recordings features music ranging from J.S. Bach to John Adams. Upcoming releases will include works by Debussy, Respighi, Elgar, Vivaldi and Tartini. His recordings have received many international prizes, including a Grammy, a Gramophone and 10 JUNO Awards.

In addition to numerous international shows planned for the 2015-2016 season, Ehnes will embark on an extensive recital tour of Canada and will appear with the Ehnes Quartet in Europe, Korea and North America. He also leads the winter and summer festivals of the Seattle Chamber Music Society, where he is the Artistic Director.

Accompanist: ANDREW ARMSTRONG

Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences around the world. He has appeared in solo recitals and with orchestras in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the United States and in chamber music with James Ehnes and cellist Robert deMaine. He has also performed with the Elias, Alexander, American and Manhattan String Quartets and as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Amelia Piano Trio.

Show is approximately 90-mins in length, with a 15-min intermission.

Details

Date:
May 19, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$12 – $30
Event Category:
Website:
http://naccnt.ca/events/nacc-special-shows/james-ehnes-andrew-armstrong

Venue

Northern Arts And Culture Centre (NACC)
4701 52nd Ave.
Yellowknife, NT Canada
Phone:
766-6101
Website:
www.naccnt.ca

Organizer

Northern Arts and Cultural Centre Box Office
Phone:
(867) 766-6101
Email:
boxoffice@naccnt.ca
Website:
http://naccnt.ca