Whistler Recital with cellist Rebecca Wenham

  • Maury Young Arts Centre 4335 Blackcomb Way Whistler, BC Canada

Outstanding cellist Rebecca Wenham joins Sarah for an evening of virtuosic and passionate works for cello and piano. 

Wine and cheese from 6:30pm | Show 7:30pm

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 About Rebecca:

Cellist Rebecca Wenham's performances have been described as "silken, highly refined" (the Globe and Mail) as well as having "extraordinary commitment and maturity" (La Gazette). Her animated playing style is often surprising, dramatic and impulsive, leaving a breathless audience on the edge of their seats. She has performed across North America, Mexico, Europe, Japan and Australia. As a member of the Cecilia String Quartet she has won prizes in the Osaka, Rutenberg, Bordeaux and Banff International String Quartet Competitions, and was a CBC Galaxie Rising Star in 2007. Rebecca has collaborated with many composers including Common Sense Composers Collective, Ana Sokolovic, Gilbert Amy, Kelly-Marie Murphy and William Bolcom. She recently premiered a new work for solo cello and chamber orchestra by Owen Underhill, The Curio Box, commissioned by Vancouver New Music. In March 2016, Music on Main will present Rebecca in a program of solo cello exploring works that highlight divergent musical styles, from classical to music by jazz cellist Peggy Lee and rock violinist Sarah Neufeld.
A member of Microcosmos Quartet since 2011, an ensemble committed to performing music of the last 100 years (or so), she presents programs in intimate settings such as private homes, art galleries, clubs and small halls. Microcosmos Quartet held its inaugural string orchestra mentorship program, the Kessler Academy, in September.  Rebecca was recently named principal cello of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Her projects have been generously funded by the Canada Council, the BC Arts Council and ProQuartet. She holds degrees from the HARID Conservatory of Music, and from Rice, San Diego State and McGill Universities.

Cellist Rebecca Wenham's performances have been described as "silken, highly refined" (the Globe and Mail) as well as having "extraordinary commitment and maturity" (La Gazette). Her animated playing style is often surprising, dramatic and impulsive, leaving a breathless audience on the edge of their seats. . As a member of the Cecilia String Quartet she has won prizes in the Osaka, Rutenberg, Bordeaux and Banff International String Quartet Competitions. Upcoming highlights include a performance of Elgar's cello concerto with the Vancouver Philharmonic on February 20; on May 31, Music on Main will present Rebecca in a program of solo cello. Currently Rebecca is principal cellist of the Vancouver Opera and a member of Microcosmos Quartet.