MARK FEWER (VIOLIN)


Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked of a violinist.


Mark appears regularly with the Duke Piano Trio and the
Smithsonian Chamber Players.  He has performed with artists such as Leon Fleisher, Edgar Meyer, Gilbert Kalish,  James Campbell, Matt Haimovitz and Elizabeth Wallfisch and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.  Mark’s most recent recording Changing Seasons, a jazz violin concerto written especially for him by jazz great Phil Dwyer, won a Juno Award. Other recordings include chamber works of Serge Arcuri (winner of the 2012 Prix Opus) and solo works of Pandolfi, Brahms, Antheil and Tovey.

 

Mark is the founding artistic director of the SweetWater Music Festival, former artistic director of the Scotia Festival of Music, and former concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony (2004-2008). He currently teaches at the Schulich School at McGill. Mark can be heard regularly on NPR, CBC Radio Two, BBC 3, RTVE, and ABC.