Please join us for a pre-concert intro session at 6:15
Daniel Bolshoy has been a prominent figure in Vancouver since 2011 when he moved from Montreal to head the guitar departments at UBC and the VSO school of music. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. His students have gone on to win competitions and become local performers. Now the Guitar Lecturer at The University of Georgia, the VCGS is excited to welcome Dr.Bolshoy back for this performance.
"Bolshoy, though he possesses a technique of the highest order, is a musician first. People who don't know the guitar well probably don't guess at the grueling difficulties that much of his repertoire presents... When he plays, one hears music, not technique, and you can't say that about many guitarists.
His rendition of Tarrega's Fantasia sobre motivos de La Traviata was a special delight, and his arrangement of the Granados Valses poéticos, op. 10 was full of charm and whimsy."
-The Ottawa Citizen
A note from William Liao, our Exhibition artist for this event.
Artistic inspiration began at an early age for me. Growing up in Beijing, China after the Cultural Revolution, I was surrounded by classical Chinese culture as well as new European art. These are the influences which continue to define and inspire my work today.
With 7 years of professional training, I graduated from Beijing Normal University, with a Bachelors of Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts.
Specializing in portraits and landscapes, I explorative drawings and paintings combine traditional mediums with modern techniques, providing my audience with another dimension of experience.
6:15 pm pre-concert session featuring performances by students from UBC.
Solo and ensemble performances by UBC students: