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Rota & Martinu: 20th Century Trios Concert

Sonia Vizante, David Gerry, Shoshana Telner


Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Convocation Hall (UH 213)

Tuesday Lunchtime Concert

(Violin, Flute, Piano)


Sonia VizanteSonia Vizante played with HPO for seventeen years as principal second violin and later, associate concertmaster. Her extensive orchestral and chamber music career includes concertmaster for Sir Ernest McMillan Ensemble, TOT, Amadeus Choir, just to name a few, playing with the TSO, Trio Vivant, Chamber Works, Shaw Festival, Boris Brott Academy Orchestra and many more. Besides being involved in many film and TV recordings her solos were featured on the Discovery and Learning Channels and in feature movies. Presently she is playing with NBOC, COC, Esprit orchestras, among many others. Her thirty five years career in teaching and coaching violin and chamber music includes McMaster School of the Arts and RUC.


David Gerry is currently on the faculty of the School of the Arts, McMaster University and is a core member of the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. Dr. Gerry received his Ph.D. from the School of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster, and also holds a M.Mus. and B.Mus. from the University of Toronto, an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a diploma from TERI in Japan where he studied with Shinichi Suzuki.  Recent appearances have included lecturing, playing and teaching in New Zealand, Japan, and Alaska.




ShoshanaTelnerDescribed as an “authentic musician with a sparkling technique” (Le Droit) and “full of fire and warmth” (the New York Times), Canadian pianist SHOSHANA TELNER has performed across Canada and abroad.  She débuted as soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed with orchestras including the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra. Shoshana received a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School, and a Doctorate from McGill University. Her recordings include works by Colin Mack (2009), the six Bach Keyboard Partitas (2012), and the Grieg violin/piano sonatas with Jeremy Bell (2015).


No registration necessary

Free admission

Phone: 905.525.9140 ext. 27671

Email: sota@mcmaster.ca


See the Rota and Martinu Programme here.


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Date(s) - February 7, 2017
12:30 pm

McMaster University, Convocation Hall, University Hall Room 213


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