The Slocan Lake Gallery Society Presents
An evening of beautiful & moving Sonata’s for Cello and Piano. Works by Dvorak, Debussy, Faure, Foss and Shoshtakovich
Saturday, August 2, 2014, $10 at Memorial Hall 7pm- Silverton
Pianist, Amy Zanrosso
A sensitive and dynamic musician, Amy Zanrosso has worked within a wide range of musical genres – classical, contemporary, musical theatre, German cabaret and tango.
After receiving a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Victoria , She travelled to Italy as the recipient of a summer scholarship awarded by the Italian Embassy to study with Michele Campanella at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena . In 2001, Amy completed all requirements for a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from McGill University . She has studied with Bruce Vogt, Dorothy Morton, Louis-Philippe Pelletier, Maria Tipo, Michele Campanella and Marian Mika.
After graduating, Amy developed a strong interest in tango music and was the pianist for The Sweatshop Tango Ensemble. Amy has been working at McGill as a string collaborative pianist since 2007 and has played for cello and bass master classes at the Summer Music Academy of Domaine Forget for the past two summers. Since 2009 Amy has performed with numerous finalists and winners for the Prix d’Europe, the MSO Competition, the CMC Competition and the McGill Concerto Competition. She has been freelancing as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician in Montreal since 2001.
Cellist, Jeffrey Faragher
Known for diversity, innovation and passion, cellist Jeff Faragher has excited audiences across North America and in Europe with his dynamic musical style in classical, folk and jazz genres.
Born and raised in Edmonton , Alberta , Jeff studied music at the University of Alberta under renowned cellist and teacher, Tanya Prochazka. With a focus on chamber music, Jeff was one of the founding members of the Pretorius String Quartet which received the prestigious Malcolm Forsyth String Quartet Scholarship four years running as they worked through their undergraduate degrees as Edmonton ’s foremost performing string quartet. In addition, Jeff spent many summers touring the world and studying with famous cello teachers such as Janos Starker, Aldo Parisot and Yo-Yo Ma.
In Montreal , Jeff pursued a Masters of Music degree studying with Montreal Symphony’s principal cellist, Brian Manker and the Orford String Quartet founding member, Marcel Saint-Cyr. Jeff moved back to Edmonton to start his family and his professional career as a cellist, teacher and music director. In his two short years in Edmonton he built a cello studio of over thirty private students, was head cello instructor with the Edmonton Public Schools music enrichment program and was department head of strings at Grant MacEwan College . He also performed regularly with chamber and folk groups and symphonies.
Since moving to Nelson, BC, Jeff is an active performer in both classical and folk style as well as being the Principal Cellist and now musical and Artistic Director of the Symphony of the Kootenays. As Director of Mountainside Chamber Music he offers lessons and ensemble work for string players of all ages and levels of experience. Cellist Jeff Faragher is always looking to innovate, perform and inspire his audiences, colleagues and students alike. Contact Jeff at 250-505-2508 or visit www.jefffaragher.com