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Brian Manker plays Bach's 5th Cello Suite

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Join us for an evening of solo Bach with the principal cellist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Brian C. Manker!

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This spring, Müzewest Concerts will be presenting the entire cello suites!

Cellist Brian Manker joins us for an intimate performance of Bach's Cello Suite no. 5 in c minor and a conversation about the piece.

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The concert link will be sent to you via email 10 minutes before the performance. You can watch it in high definition on YouTube. We recommend using headphones or decent speakers for your best listening experience.

Principal Cellist of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 1999, Brian Manker enjoys a diverse and varied musical career as a performer and teacher. In addition to being a frequent concerto soloist with the OSM, Mr. Manker is a member of the highly acclaimed New Orford String Quartet. A Grand Prize winner as a member of the Harrington Quartet at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Mr. Manker also received a special commendation from Sir Yehudi Menuhin at the Portsmouth International String Quartet Competition. Formerly the co-director of Festival Alexandria, he can be heard on his 2010 recording of the complete Bach Cello Suites on STORKCLASSICS, as well as numerous recordings of chamber music and of course with the OSM. Mr. Manker served on the jury of the prestigious and historic Prague Spring International Cello Competition in 2006. Currently on the faculty of McGill University, in 2007, Mr. Manker launched the Beethoven Project, which aimed to perform all the quartets of Beethoven in their proper context, the private salon. Brian Manker plays on a cello made by Pietro Guarneri of Venice in 1729, and a bow by René Lafleur, loaned by Canimex.

PROGRAM - J.S. Bach - 5th Cello Suite


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