Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with many of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. Recent performances include concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, Vienna, and Boston symphony orchestras. James has over 30 recordings which have been honored with many international awards and prizes, including a Grammy, a Gramophone, and nine Juno Awards.
James has won numerous awards and prizes, including the first-ever Ivan Galamian Memorial Award. In July 2007 he became the youngest person ever elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society of Canada. On July 1st 2010 the Governor General of Canada appointed James a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2013 James was named an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music. James Ehnes plays the "Marsick" Stradivarius of 1715.
Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences around the world. He has performed solo recitals and appeared with orchestras in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Warsaw's National Philharmonic. He has performed with such conductors as Peter Oundjian and Itzhak Perlman and in chamber music with violinist James Ehnes, cellist Robert deMaine, the Elias, Alexander, American, and Manhattan String Quartets, as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, and as a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. Since 2010, Andrew has been a member of the Amelia Piano Trio.
Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes Hits 40 and Hits the Road
on a National Recital Tour
Wednesday, January 27 2016 – Today James Ehnes turns 40! To celebrate, he’s throwing a super-sized birthday party in the form of a national recital tour featuring stops in all of Canada’s provinces and territories from April 28to May 30 and September 14 to November 5.