Cello Recital and Masterclass featuring David Campbell
David Campbell, cello
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, David Campbell is an active cello performer and teacher currently based out of Austin, Texas where he is working to complete his Doctor of Musical Arts.
David has performed extensively in solo recitals, chamber ensembles, masterclasses and with orchestras – in Canada, the United States, England, Holland, Austria, and Japan. In addition to classical training and performance, he has had multiple collaborations ranging from Hollywood film and television scores, to being a featured soloist with jazz orchestra, to touring and recording with award-winning pop artists. His diverse performance resume has taken him to more than fifty U.S. and Canadian cities, performing in venues as varied as New York's Bowery Ballroom Terminal 5 to Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall – the Banff Centre for Performing Arts to San Francisco's Fillmore West.
David 's formative instruction came from Sally Gross at the Suzuki String School of Guelph, before continuing studies in Toronto, then at the University of Western Ontario, and finally at the University of Texas at Austin with Professor Bion Tsang.
In both his teaching and performing, David seeks to be a relevant and responsible artist. This means engaging his musical skill and knowledge in works that are informed by his passion for making art a tool that responds to and shapes the community he inhabits.
Tuesday, March 10 at 7:45 p.m.
David Campbell, cello
Todd Yaniw, piano
Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Barber: Sonata for Violincello and Piano, op. 6
Schumann: Abendlied op. 85, no. 12 (arr. Joachim)
Beethoven: Sonata in A Major, op. 69
Todd Yaniw, piano
Canadian pianist Todd Yaniw is a young artist praised for his “atmospheric contrast of poetry and power ... a hair-raising performance”. Since his debut with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Mr. Yaniw has performed frequently in Alberta and Ontario; at festivals and venues including the Banff Centre for Music, Edmonton’s Winspear Centre for Music, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Toronto’s Arts & Letters Club, the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and Toronto's new Koerner Hall. Mr. Yaniw has performed with the symphony orchestras of Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Windsor, and Guelph. Mr. Yaniw toured the Canadian maritime provinces as a soloist in February 2013, under the auspices of Debut Atlantic. Todd has been interviewed and broadcast on several occasions on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [CBC], and Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM. In December 2012, Todd recorded a one-hour program for the CBC as part of its NEXT series, a radio program that promotes talent on the rise. Internationally, Todd has performed at the Monte Carlo Opera House in Monaco, the Jamaica School of Music in Kingston, Jamaica, several concert halls in China and Italy, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and St. James’s Piccadilly in London England, and the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York. Yaniw’s debut CD, “Todd Yaniw: Scriabin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin” was released on the Chestnut Hall Music label in September 2006.
Todd’s extensive prize list includes Winner of the Roy Thomson Hall First Prize at the 2005 Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee’s TD National Piano Competition; two-time national winner of the Canadian Music Competition, as well as silver medalist at the Eastman International Piano Competition. Mr. Yaniw has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and was a recipient of the 2010 and 2012 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Awards.
Todd Yaniw was born in Edmonton, Alberta and his main teachers include Michael Massey, Dr. James Parker, Professor James Anagnoson (The Glenn Gould School), and Dr. Jon Kimura Parker, where he earned his master's (Rice University). Mr. Yaniw is currently working on his doctorate with Dr. Anton Nel at the University of Texas at Austin.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
David Campbell as a student in Sally Gross' studio (1991)