October 12 & 13, 8 pm
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Daniel Bolshoy, guitar
Daniel Bolshoy is committed to bringing the guitar to the attention of audiences everywhere. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. His concert tours take him from prestigious international concert stages to remote villages and house-concerts.
Daniel Bolshoy has performed as a soloist with many orchestras internationally and across Canada, including: the Mexico City Philharmonic, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Beer Sheva Symphony (Israel), Volgograd Symphony Orchestra (Russia), New Mexico Symphony (United States), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Philharmonia, Edmonton Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, New Brunswick Symphony Orchestra, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Philharmonic, Vancouver Island Symphony, Peterborough Symphony, Huntsville Festival Orchestra, Red Deer Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays, Oakville Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the Kingston Symphony, the Canada West Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra,the Victoria Symphony, the Okanagan Symphony, the International Symphony Orchestra, The Saskatoon Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, The Mississauga Symphony and many others.
Daniel Bolshoy has performed for many prestigious festivals including, Guitar-Gems (Israel), Tabula Rasa (Russia), the Abbey Bach (United States), the International Music Festival in Macao, GuitarfestWest (Calgary), Halifax Guitar Festival, Music and Beyond (Ottawa), Indian River Music Festival, Guelph Spring Festival, Elora music Festival, Westben Arts Festival, Festival des arts Boré-Art, Ottawa and Vancouver International Chamber Music Festivals and many more. He has toured under the auspices of Prairie Debut, Debut Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada and Musique Royale; and has performed for the Début Series in Montreal and Vancouver and for the CBC/NAC Début series in Ottawa. Concerts in the United States include a tour for Live on Stage and numerous appearances at music festivals and universities. Daniel Bolshoy appears on seven commercial CD recordings: Resonance, España (Boldan Music). McGillicuddy’s Rant (Centaur Classics), and as guest artist on Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian’s Tango Notturno (CBC Records) Tenor Marc Hervieux’s A Napoli (ATMA) and with Pinchas Zukerman and members of the NAC in a special CD to benefit the homeless in Vancouver. His most recent solo CD Soñando Caminos (ATMA) is devoted to the works of Spanish composer Eduardo Sainz de la Maza. His recitals are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio, and he has also appeared in two documentary films for the Bravo! (TV) series entitled The Classical Now.
Daniel Bolshoy has been invited to participate as a jury member in several international music competitions, including the Guitar-Gems festival in Israel, the Tabula Rasa festival in Russia, and the National Finals of the Canadian Federation of Music Festivals.
Dr. Bolshoy holds a D.M. Degree from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and directs guitar studies at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. He previously headed the guitar program at the University of British Columbia School of Music as well as the guitar department at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. His students have won awards in competitions, and scholarships to leading Universities and Conservatories, including awards in the Federation of Canadian Music Festival, The Northwest, The Guitar Foundation of America, the Parkening, and the Alessandria (Italy) International Guitar competitions.
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David Lockington, conductor
Over the past thirty years, David Lockington has developed an impressive conducting career in the United States. A native of Great Britain, he served as the Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony from January 1999 to May 2015, and is currently the orchestra’s Conductor Laureate. He has held the position of Music Director with the Modesto Symphony since May 2007 and in March 2013, Mr. Lockington was appointed Music Director of the Pasadena Symphony. He has a close relationship with the Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, where he was the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor from 2012 through 2016, and in the 15/16 season was named one of three Artistic Partners with the Northwest Sinfonietta in Tacoma, Washington.
In addition to his current posts, since his arrival to the United States in 1978 Mr. Lockington has held positions with several other American orchestras, including serving as Assistant Conductor of the Denver Symphony Orchestra and Opera Colorado, and Assistant and Associate Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. In May 1993 he accepted the position of Music Director of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra, assumed the title of Music Director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in September 1995 and was Music Director of the Long Island Philharmonic for the 96/97 through 99/2000 seasons.
Mr. Lockington's guest conducting engagements include appearances with the Saint Louis, Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Oregon and Phoenix symphonies; the Rochester and Louisiana Philharmonics; and the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall. Internationally, he has conducted the Northern Sinfonia in Great Britain, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the China Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Beijing and Taiwan,and led the English Chamber Orchestra on a tour in Asia.
Recent and upcoming guest conducting engagements include appearances with the New Jersey, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Utah, Pacific, Colorado, Nashville, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Edmonton, Alabama, Tucson and Kansas City symphonies, the Florida and Louisville Orchestras, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Buffalo, Calgary and Oklahoma Philharmonics. Mr. Lockington's summer festival activities include appearances at the Grand Teton, Colorado Music, Interlochen, Chautauqua and Eastern Music festivals.
David Lockington began his career as a cellist and was the Principal with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years. After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar, Mr. Lockington came to the United States on a scholarship to Yale University where he received his Master's degree in cello performance and studied conducting with Otto Werner Mueller. He was a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and served as assistant principal cellist with the Denver Symphony Orchestra for three years before turning to conducting.