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Home > Events > Festival > 2012

University Settlement Presents a Festival of Music and Culture


Presented by: University Settlement Music School

An afternoon of incredible music, culture and talent for the whole family

Born of Thai-Chinese ethnicity, Adrian Anantawan began the violin at nine, and has since established himself as “a rising star in classical music” (Globe and Mail). In 2001, he was accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music with a merit-based full scholarship, and completed his bachelor degree under the tutelage of Ida Kavafian and Yumi Ninomiya Scott. During past summers, he also studied with Pinchas Zukerman as part of the NAC Young Artists Program in Ottawa, and Itzhak Perlman at Shelter Island, NY. He also holds a Masters Degree from Yale University, studying with Peter Oundjian.
Adrian has performed extensively in Canada as a soloist with the Orchestras of Toronto, Nova Scotia, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. He has also presented feature recitals at the Aspen Music Festival, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and the White House. His proudest moments have included performances for the late Christopher Reeve and Pope John Paul II. He has also represented Canada as a cultural ambassador in the 2006 Athens Olympics, and was a feature performer at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies. His 2010/2011 includes collaboration with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as part of a ten-city European tour, with performances in the United States and Canada.
In 2006, he was nominated for a Juno for his work on the children’s album, “A Butterfly in Time” (Marco Polo Records) and is a 2009 inductee into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame. Other honours include winning the Rosemary Kennedy International Competition and the CBC Galaxie Award.
Adrian is a key proponent of the disabled arts, as he was born without a right hand. He is a national spokesperson for the War Amps of Canada, and the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Center. Active within Canadian media, his documentary “Adrian Anantawan: The Story Behind the Notes” is currently being broadcast across the country by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
He will be joined by performers representing the diverse cultural fabric that makes Canada such a vibrant arts environment including performances of Chinese erhu, Klezmer band, Iranian music, and performances from University Settlement’s Music School. A silent auction will also be included. Proceeds will support University Settlement’s many programs and services.

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Runs: Apr 29, 2012
At: Glenn Gould Studio, CBC, 250 Front Street West, Toronto
Playing: Sunday
Times: 2:00 P.M.
Cost: General $45; Student/Senior $20
Ticket purchase URL: http://www.roythomson.com/eventdetail?eventId=1083

Getting there:

For more information contact: Anne Yardley
Phone: (416) 977-8325
Email: anne.yardleySPAMFILTER@universitysettlement.ca

Web site: www.universitysettlement.ca