Bell is well-known as violinist with the Penderecki String Quartet and
as Artist in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches
violin and chamber music.
has been increasingly in demand as solo violinist, appearing with the
Toronto Symphony, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, performing concertos of Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Hatzis,
Locatelli, Lutoslawski, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Päart, Prokofiev,
Saint-Saens, and Schoenberg.
A newly released Chestnut Hall Music
recording features Jeremy performing the complete violin sonatas of
Edvard Grieg, with pianist Shoshana Telner. "Bell and Telner
are obviously in their element, capturing the contrasting moods and
meeting the various technical demands with aplomb. This is an
outstanding first release and my only question is what took Bell so
long?" (Wholenote Magazine Jan/Feb 2016).
Beginning with the DaCapo Chamber Choir
recording of Silent Dawn (produced by Earl McCluskie), Timothy
Corlis’ growing opus of choral music has been commissioned by Canada's
leading choirs and performed across the nation to critical acclaim – in
2009 he was nominated for a Juno award for his Margaret Attwood
inspired "Notes Towards a Poem that can never be Writtten" and he has
been described as “a composer of great depth and passion, not to
mention a pristine, polished craft” (The WholeNote, Toronto).
and the First Men" responds to Bill Reid’s monumental sculpture of the
same title that depicts an ancient Haida legend about the very first
moment in history, a moment when an enormous raven opened up a
clamshell and found little men hiding inside... the first human
A trailer taken from a performance by the New
Zealand String Quartet with clarinetist James Campbell recorded at the
Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ontario features excerpts of this
inspiring work, and points towards an eventual Chestnut Hall Music full
With the most recent Chestnut Hall Music
release of SANDRA MOGENSEN: Piano Music of Edvard Grieg Volume 3,
Sandra completed a trilogy of uniquely programmed discs honouring the
great Norwegian composer that began with her 2007 release in
conjunction with the centenary of Grieg’s death.
The CDs have
been warmly received and praised: "That is the deftest feather-lightest
touch I’ve ever heard for the Grieg.”(Jurgen Gothe, CBC Radio Two), "A
satisfying disc, worth repeated listening." (Wholenote Magazine).
Sandra Mogensen, performing Edvard Grieg's
Wedding March of the Goblins in the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto,
February 11, 2012 as part of the CD recording "The Piano Music of
Edward Grieg: Volume III.
Kevin has delighted listeners and critics
with music that is "passionate," "beautifully contemplative," and
"entirely satisfying" (Wholenote Magazine; The Record). With his honest
vulnerability and skillful musicianship, he draws listeners into an
emotional journey through heartfelt stories and captivating songs.
With five CDs (Echoes, St Jacob's Faith, Sojourn, Acoustic Christmas and
Snow on Snow) to his credit, Kevin is charting a now more-familar path with the upcomimg
release of a long-anticipated Chestnut Hall Music CD/video studio recording.
Kevin is one of the finest interpreters of popular song and in addition
to his explorations of the music of Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, the
Beatles and Neil Young, in recent
concerts he has been re-imagining the music of some of
his favourite women singers such as Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Sade,
Petula Clark, and Reba McIntyre.