Beethoven & The Wheel of Life

Sunday April 23rd, 3pm
St. John’s United Church, 262 Randall Street, Oakville

Charles, our Music Director, is writing a piece to accompany interactive video by our Concertmaster, David Rehner. The three movements will be based on The Shah Mosque of Isfahan, Suprematist Composition (1915) by Kasimir Malevich, and the Buddhist Wheel of Life from Bhutan. This will be a beautiful and fascinating experience! In the second half, Emily Bosenius returns from London, England to perform Beethoven’s concerto with us.

Beethoven – Turkish March (from the “Ruins of Athens”)

Charles Demuynck – The Wheel of Life and the Monster of Impermanence (World Première)

Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances

Beethoven – Violin Concerto
– Emily Bosenius, soloist

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Praised for performances of imagination and conviction, Canadian violinist Emily Bosenius has performed solo and chamber music in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Scotland, and the United States and Canada.  Emily is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Performance at London’s Royal Academy of Music on scholarship, studying with violinists Michael Foyle and Maureen Smith.  In the UK she is a frequent recitalist in London, performing for Princess Antonia of Prussia at Apsley House, and has performed side-by-side with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall, and with the Royal Academy’s Sainsbury Soloists ensemble at Gloucester Cathedral. Emily holds principal positions in the Academy’s Symphony and Opera Orchestras and performs on a 1794 Giovanni Battista Ceruti violin, generously on loan from the Royal Academy.

Emily completed her BMus (Hons) from the University of Toronto, studying with Jonathan Crow, Concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  There Emily won all major prizes for her instrument and was awarded the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Centennial Scholarship and the Gerhard Kander Graduating Award for highest graduating violin mark.

Emily attended the 2021 Aspen Music Festival on Fellowship, and has taken part in London’s Bach in Leipzig Festival, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and the VERÃO CLÁSSICO and Wuppertaler Musiksommer Mastercourses.  She has received mentorship from violinists Simone Lamsma, Pavel Vernikov, James Ehnes, and Martin Beaver, and has worked with conductors Edward Gardner, Ludovic Morlot, John Wilson, and Peter Oundjian.  Emily is greatly looking forward to returning to Canada for performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra and the Korngold Violin Concerto with the Guelph and University of Toronto Symphony Orchestras.