Bach Intime

Friday, February 8, 2019, 7:30pm at the Mary Irwin Theatre with a Post-Concert Q & A at approximately 9:30pm

Mark Fewer, violin

Hank Knox, harpsichord

The rarely performed Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord of J.S. Bach have been called “miracles of music”, where a single violin embarks on some of the most remarkable musical discourses ever written. 

Juno Award- winning violinist Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked for of a violinist, from the early Baroque to avant-garde. His varied career includes concert master of the Vancouver Symphony, performing in chamber music ensembles, arranging works for, and conducting I Musici de Montreal, recording, performing as a soloist with ensembles in Australia, Canada, USA and the UK, and teaching at McGill University.

“He’s a master, someone to see whether playing a jig at a pub, jazz at the club, or Shostakovich with the symphony.” –Phoenix Star

Harpsichordist Hank Knox performs with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and is a founding member of Montreal’s Arion Baroque Orchestra.  He teaches Early Music at McGill University, and conducts the McGill Baroque Orchestra and Baroque operas. Hank Knox’s discography is extensive with over thirty recordings.

“Colorful, kinetic performances” –All Music Guide

“Virtuosity, imagination and a keen sense of rhythm” –Musica Sett (Italy)