August 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Market Room at The Court House
Tickets $47 at the door – The Market Room
Jonathan Crow – violin, Philip Chiu – piano, Gabriel Radford – french horn.
Jonathan Crow, Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony returns to Music Niagara with a great selection of strings, piano and wind pieces highlighting the love triangle between Johannes Brahms and Clara and Robert Schumann.
R. Schumann Adagio and Allegro for horn and piano
C. Schumann Three Romances for violin and piano
J. Brahms Sonata no.3 in d minor for violin and piano
J. Brahms Horn Trio
The 2018-2019 season marks Canadian violinist Jonathan Crow's eighth season as Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A native of Prince George, British Columbia, Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Music in Honours Performance from McGill University in 1998, at which time he joined the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Second Violin. Between 2002 and 2006 Jonathan was the Concertmaster of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; during this time he was the youngest concertmaster of any major North American orchestra. Jonathan continues to perform as guest concertmaster with orchestras around the world, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Filarmonia de Lanaudiere and Pernambuco Festival Orchestra (Brazil). Jonathan has also performed as a soloist with most major Canadian orchestras including the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, the National Arts Centre and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestras, the Victoria, Nova Scotia and Kingston Symphonies, and Orchestra London, under the baton of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sir Andrew Davis, Peter Oundjian, Kent Nagano, Mario Bernardi and João Carlos Martins.
Beyond his technical mastery and musical abilities, pianist Philip Chiu has become one of Canada’s leading musicians through his infectious love of music and his passion for communication and collaboration. Lauded for the brilliance, colour and sensitivity of his playing, he is particularly noted for his ability to connect with audiences on and offstage, Philip is one of Canada's most sought-after chamber musicians. He has appeared in recitals with leading musicians of the world stage. Dedicated to elevating the standard and art of collaborative piano, Philip is the creator and director of the new Collaborative Piano Program at the Domaine Forget International Festival and Academy. Philip was the inaugural recipient of the Prix Goyer (2015) one of Canada’s largest classical music prizes, in recognition of his artistic achievements and contribution to Canadian classical music.
Gabriel was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He is currently Third Horn of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2002.
Over the course of his career, Gabriel has played with many orchestras, including several guest appearances and Carnegie Hall performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. He has also played with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Kirov Orchestra and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec. He frequently records for movies, TV shows and commercials such as Hockey Night in Canada, the Olympics, Murdoch Mysteries, and the feature film Burn Your Maps.
In 2017, Gabriel joined the Boston Symphony in Boston, and on tour in Japan, and this year, he will perform at Tanglewood and join the BSO on a tour of the finest concert halls in Europe.
Gabriel often plays the great chamber works written for Horn. Recently he has worked with artists such as André Laplante, Jonathan Crow, David Louie, Frank Morelli, Joaquin Valdepeñas, the Penderecki String Quartet, James Campbell and many others.
Gabriel is a devoted teacher. He teaches a full studio of students at the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory, is a member of the faculty at the NYO Canada, and spent several years teaching at the Banff Centre. Gabriel was honoured to adjudicate auditions for the first-ever YouTube Symphony Orchestra.
In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work fundraising, mentoring, coaching and teaching at the NYO Canada.