3:00pm December 16, 2018
Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue
Susan Telner, piano, and Jeremy Bell, violin
Shoshana Telner, piano
Canadian pianist Shoshana Telner has performed across Canada and abroad. Described as an “authentic musician with a sparkling technique” (Le Droit) and “full of fire and warmth” (the New York Times), Shoshana has a passion for engaging audiences with exciting performances. She made her solo orchestral début with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed as soloist with several orchestras including the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra.
Shoshana received a Bachelor’s degree on full scholarship from Boston University, a Master’s degree from the Juilliard School in New York, and a Doctorate in performance from McGill University. She has taught piano and coached ensembles at McGill University, the University of Ottawa, Wilfrid Laurier University, and currently teaches piano at McMaster University. She frequently gives masterclasses, adjudicates competitions, and examines for the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Telner has performed at numerous summer festivals including the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Elora Festival, the Kincardine Summer Music Festival, the Brott Music Festival, and the Blueridge Chamber Music Festival. She has been awarded honors at the International Stepping Stone Competition, the Esther Honens International Piano Competition and the Canadian Concerto Competition. Shoshana’s recordings include solo works of Canadian composer Colin Mack (Cansona), the Grieg violin/piano sonatas with Jeremy Bell (Chestnut Hall Music) and the six Bach Keyboard Partitas (Centaur Records).
Jeremy Bell, violin
Toronto native Jeremy Bell earned a B. Mus degree from the University of Toronto, and his Masters and Doctor of Music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Bell is a recipient of numerous grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts and is a prize winner of the Eckhardt Grammatté National competition and the Conseil Québécois’ Prix Opus. He has studied with David Zafer, George Neikrug, Joyce Robbins, Metro Kozak and with members of the Orford, Juilliard, Tokyo, and Orion string quartets. Joining the Penderecki String Quartet in 1999, Dr. Bell is Artist in Residence at Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches violin and chamber music.
Described by the Toronto Star as a violinist who “agitates in the most intelligent and persuasive manner”, Bell has performed recently with the Penderecki Quartet all over the world including the Arsenale Festival in Poland, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, State Museum of Music in St. Petersburg, REDCAT/Disney Centre in Los Angeles, Fundacion Juan March in Madrid, Paris University 8, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City Casalmaggiore Festival in Italy, Virtuosi Festival Brazil, Adam Festival New Zealand, the Hong Kong Academy, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and many more prestigious venues.
Bell has recorded over 25 discs with the Penderecki String Quartet. From 2000-2007, he was the artistic director of NUMUS Concerts where he created several multi-media events at the Perimeter Institute and with Dancetheatre David Earle. Bell has performed a wide range of music, performing baroque with Consortium Aurora Borealis and Les Violons du Roy, Cuban jazz with Hilario Duran, as well as collaborating with pipa virtuoso Ching Wong, NYC’s DJ Spooky, and rap star Jay-Z. In addition, Bell has performed as soloist with many orchestras in Canada, USA and Mexico.
Works by Beethoven, Liszt, Grieg, Canadian composer: Kelly Marie Murphy
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