with Vernon Regehr
Performed on Saturday, September 10 2011, at Bianca’s, St. John’s, NewFoundland and Labrador, Canada
Live painting with cellist Vernon Regehr, accompanying the opening of “No. w. here,” an exhibition of landscape paintings at James Baird Gallery.
A native of Winnipeg, Vernon Regehr has performed across Canada and the United States, having made numerous festival appearances including the University of Victoria, Artspring (BC), First Avenue Chamber Players (New York), the SoundaXis New Music festival (Toronto) Hilton Beach (ON) and the Chamber Music Societies of Quebec and Kitchener-Waterloo. Regehr is a founding member of the Cardinal Points Ensemble, having recently appeared at the International Festival of Ensembles in St. Petersburg Russia. Of a performance of Elliott Carter’s sonata at the Groundswell new music festival in Winnipeg, one reviewer said that his playing‘…showed a clear understanding of the work, while handling its hefty technical demands with finesse.’ As a member of the faculty at the Tuckamore chamber music festival in Newfoundland, he has performed with Mark Fewer, James Campbell, the Shanghai and Lafayette string quartets, soprano Suzie Leblanc, and has been broadcast nationally on CBC radio in performances of commissioned works by Katarina Curcin and Jocelyn Morlock. He is also a founding member of the Ora Ensemble, which specializes in the fusion of new music, visual art and performance theatre. Vernon served as guest principal cellist of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra for a concert tour featuring internationally renowned soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, with concerts in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, and New York’s Carnegie Hall. He is currently on faculty at Memorial University’s School of Music, and will be releasing a solo record of 21st century works by Canadian composers at the end of this year.