Violist Keith Hamm, a native of Rosebud, Alberta, is rapidly gaining recognition as a dynamic and exciting young presence on the Canadian music scene. Upon completion of his studies, Keith was named Principal Violist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. In fall of 2019, Keith takes up the same position with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Keith received his training at The Glenn Gould School of Music under the instruction of Steven Dann, and at the Mount Royal Conservatory under Nicholas Pulos. Other influences include Pinchas Zukerman, Mark Fewer, Richard Lester, the London Haydn Quartet, and especially formative summers at the Chamber Music Programme at Le Domaine Forget.
Keith is an alumnus of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove; the Sarasota Music Festival; Masterclasses at The Banff Centre, and Morningside Music Bridge. Keith has been featured on CBC Radio, Classical 96.3, Minnesota Public Radio and has been named one of Canada’s Hottest 30 Classical Musicians Under 30 by CBC.
A dedicated chamber musician, Keith has shared the stage with Anssi Kartunnen, Ernst Kovacic, Richard Lester, David Geringas and members of the Smithsonian Chamber Players Keith has been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival as guest violist with the Royal Conservatory’s ARC Ensemble; the Toronto Summer Music Festival; Ottawa Chamberfest, Stratford Summer Music and at Music By The Sea in Bamfield, BC. Keith has been a guest with the Juno-winning Amici Ensemble and is a frequent guest with Continuum Contemporary Music. Keith performs regularly on the Skylight Series in Toronto’s Distillery District and is co-founder and producer of Stereo Live at The Campbell House Museum. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Rosebud Chamber Music Festival in Rosebud, Alberta.
Keith plays on a viola made by Joseph Curtin in 2001 and a bow by Eric Gagné
Catch Keith Hamm in performance at SweetWater 2019.
Saturday Early Evening - Beginnings & Endings
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee Finale - Reasons to Celebrate
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON 2:00 p.m.