|NEW ORFORD STRING QUARTET with |
JAMES EHNES, violin and viola
CHARLES RICHARD-HAMELIN, piano
|May 2, 2021|
Jonathan Crowe - violin Sharon Wei - viola
Andrew Wan - violin Brian Manker - cello
with James Ehenes - violin and viola
and Charles Richard-Hamelin - piano
The New Orford String Quartet gave its first concert in 2009 with the goal of developing a new model for a touring string quartet. Its members all hold first-chair positions in the major orchestras of Toronto (Jonathan Crow, violin), Montreal (Andrew Wan, violin; Brian Manker, cello), and Sharon Wei, associate professor of viola at Western University. First appearance in this formation.
Canadian violinist James Ehnes has performed in over thirty countries on five continents and his discography extends to over forty recordings. The Times of London declared his playing to be ‘of phenomenal control allied to musicianship of the highest order’.
Quebec-born pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin makes his LMMC debut today as Silver Medalist at the 2015 International Chopin Competition in Warsaw and Second Prize winner at the Montreal International Musical Competition in 2014. He has performed with more than fifty orchestras and ensembles around the world, from Montreal and Toronto to Seoul and Singapore.
BEETHOVEN String Quintet in C major, Opus 29 (1801)
(1770-1827) Allegro moderato
Adagio molto espressivo
Presto - Andante con moto e scherzoso
CHAUSSON Concert for violin, piano and string quartet,
(1855-1899) Opus 21 (1891)