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WMC 2017-2018 Concert Series #1 - Gregory Lewis, violinist

Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg

Sunday, 15 October 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Gregory Lewis, violin.  Praised for his “brilliant technique and control” (Chronicle Journal) and “wonderful musical personality” (Winnipeg Free Press), Gregory Lewis has established himself as one of Canada’s most prominent rising violinists. Appearing with the Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, and Kitchener-Waterloo symphony orchestras, Lewis has also had numerous engagements with student and chamber orchestras, including Consortium Aurora Borealis and the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist, he has been featured from coast to coast in Canada, with highlights including the Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax), Virtuosi Recital Series (Winnipeg), the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg, Ottawa Chamberfest, and most recently a recital tour of British Columbia. He has also appeared in recital in New York, Indiana, and Colorado, most notably in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall twice in 2015.

Lewis is a laureate of several national and international competitions, including First Prize in the 2015 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition and Second Prize in the 2016 WMC McLellan Competition, the 2015 Canadian Music Competition National Finals, and the 2016 Enkor International Piano and Violin Competition. He will be competing in the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals National Finals this August. During his undergraduate degree, Lewis won nearly every major competition in Winnipeg, including the University of Manitoba Concerto Competition, the Genser Scholarship Competition, the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Competition, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Up Close and Orchestral Competition.

Lewis has held distinguished positions at a number of North America’s top summer institutions, including the Aspen Music Festival and School (Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Award), the Juilliard School Starling-DeLay Violin Symposium (Student Artist), and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (David Bythell Award of Excellence), of which he served as concert master on their 2015 national tour. Through his studies, he has had the chance to work with many of the world’s most respected pedagogues and performers, including Midori Goto, James Ehnes, Giora Schmidt, Donald Weilerstein, Stephanie Chase, and Paul Kantor.

Growing up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Lewis studied with Olga Medvedeva for eleven years before moving to Winnipeg at the age of sixteen. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Manitoba with Dr. Oleg Pokhanovski, where he received the gold medal for highest academic standing in his graduating class. In September 2017, Lewis will begin his Master’s Degree in Violin Performance at the Yale School of Music with Ani Kavafian.

We are pleased to have him perform a recital for us this year after winning first place in the 2016 WMC Scholarship auditions and performing in the 2016 WMC Scholarship Winners' Recital in December 2016 as well as taking second place in the 2016 WMC McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in April 2016!

Paul Williamson, pianist. A native of British Columbia, Paul Williamson currently studies at the University of Manitoba where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance under Dr. David Moroz.  An award winner at local, provincial, and national competitions, Paul received first place in the piano category at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals' National Music Festival in Kelowna, 2014.  He has received 1st place in the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association Piano Competition and was showcased in the BC Young Artists Tour during 2012-2013.  Paul has also received 1st place in the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Association Piano Competition.  He has participated in masterclasses with Yoheved Kaplinsky, John Perry, Andre Laplante, Lee Kum-Sing, Marc Durand, and others while attending summer festivals including Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre and the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival.

In his first year of studies, Paul won the school's annual concerto competition and received 1st prize in the Lawrence Genser Scholarship Competition.  He has performed as soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra, the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra, and the Fraser Valley Symphony Orchestra with whom he will be a returning performer later in the 2016-2017 season.Paul has had the opportunity to perform for and support several outreach programs including the Bakerview Music Academy, Hope for Korah, and Communitas Supportive Care Society.  Paul is a grateful recipient of the Sharon Stevenson Career Development Scholarship.

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Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1

Sunday, 15 October 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)

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Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg

The Women's Musical Club (WMC) of Winnipeg, formed in 1894, is the oldest continuously operating musical organization in Winnipeg. WMC continues its long tradition of providing a stage for talented young Canadian artists about to embark on an international career.

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