Hart House is proud to continue its tradition of supporting some of Canada’s best talents as they tour the country.
The Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition attracts the best vocal and classical instruments players from across the nation. This year’s winner is Amy Hillis for violin performance accompanied by pianist Katherine Dowling.
Please note that refreshments will no longer be available at concerts.
When: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 3-4:30 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Amy Hillis was a 2017 artist-in-residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a residency awarded by Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Amy collaborates with musicians from around the world to explore new approaches to classical and contemporary music. She is pursuing a Doctor of Music in Violin Performance at McGill University.
“Amy Hillis has a rich, warm sound and has mastered the violin with such ease, that it is impossible to ignore her passion in performance.” —Ludwig Van Montréal
Award-winning pianist Katherine Dowling has been praised by the New York Times for her “crystalline performances, gestural expressiveness, and careful attention to color” and by the Boston Globe for her “effortless incisiveness.” Katherine performs across North America and the United Kingdom and holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University.
Sunday Concerts is the grand dame of Hart House’s concert series. Sunday Concerts has been making music and history in the Great Hall since 1922, featuring such Canadian music icons as Glenn Gould and Anton Kuerti to more recent stars such as Patricia O’Callaghan and Juno award winner Jane Bunnett. From new musical voices, to the best in classical content to world music traditions, the Sunday Concert series offers students and community a chance to experience and explore music in all its majesty!