Andrew Kwan Artists Management

MARTIN BEAVER

VIOLIN

 

"His playing is energetic and musical at the same time...his attack is forceful, his effects strong...no easy sentimentality, flawless accuracy of tone backing up a flawless technique."

- JOURNAL et INDEPENDENCE

 

REVIEWS

"...Beaver kept the excitement high from beginning to end. His passionate playing maintained a drive and focus that never wavered."

- THE OTTAWA CITIZEN

 

"The performance was rich in expression and lucid in its ideas."

- SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

 

"His playing is energetic and musical at the same time...his attack is forceful, his effects strong...no easy sentimentality, flawless accuracy of tone backing up a flawless technique."

- JOURNAL et INDEPENDENCE

 

 

“A renowned soloist and chamber musician, Beaver shows off his amazing talents presentation of Russian compositions…Beaver gives a stellar rendering from start to finish.” [Russian Serenade: CBC Records]

- PERFORMING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT IN CANADA

 

"All were delivered with aplomb by Beaver, with firm, warm tone and disarming ease in the passage work."

- THE FREE PRESS, Winnipeg

 

"His tone was beautiful and vibrant throughout, and his playing was consistenly smooth and expressive through all the difficulties and transitions in the [Brahms Concerto]."

- ERIE DAILY TIMES

 

BIOGRAPHY

Recognised as a soloist, chamber musician, and as first violinist of the renowned Tokyo String Quartet from 2002-2013, Martin Beaver is in demand all over the world. After a remarkable career, the quartet concluded their final season in the summer of 2013. Remaining one of Canada's violin ambassadors to the international concert stages, Martin is an active musician for recital, concerto and chamber performances.

 

Martin has been a concerto artist with orchestras around the world, including the San Francisco Symphony, the National Orchestra of Belgium, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Portuguese Radio Orchestra and all major orchestras of Canada. He has collaborated with many esteemed artists including violinist Pinchas Zukerman and eminent conductors such as Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Raymond Leppard, Leon Fleisher, and Charles Dutoit. In recital, Martin has enchanted audiences in cities across North America and Europe. He has also been invited to such festivals as the Ravinia Festival (Rising Stars Series), Concerts Under the Dome (Chicago), Seattle Chamber Music Festival, OstBelgien Festival (Belgium), Music in Blair Atholl (Scotland) and major Canadian festivals.

 

A recipient of many awards, Mr. Beaver was the first to be awarded the use of the 1729 `ex-Heath' Guarneri del Gesù violin on loan from The Canada Council for the Arts-Musical Instrument Bank. He has also been the recipient of the Canada Council's prestigious Virginia Parker Award, received top prizes at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, the 1990 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and the 1991 Montreal International Music Competition.

 

A former pupil of Victor Danchenko, Josef Gingold and Henryk Szeryng, Martin Beaver has served on the faculties of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, University of British Columbia, Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University, the Steinhardt School at New York University and the Yale School of Music. Mr. Beaver has been appointed to the faculty at The Colburn School in Los Angeles. He acts as co-director of the chamber music program and maintains his own studio in the school's Conservatory of Music.

 

October 2016

PHOTOS

Photography

Marco Borggreve

J. Henry Fair

 

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PREFERRED CONCERTO LIST
2015-18

Bach

Concerto BWV 1041 & BWV 1042

Double Concerto

 

Beethoven

Concerto

Romance No. 1 & No. 2

Triple Concerto

 

Brahms

Concerto

Double Concerto

 

Bruch

Concerto No. 1

 

Chausson

Concerto for Violin and Piano & String Quartet

 

Glazunov

Concerto

 

Haydn

Concerto No. 1 & No. 4

 

Lalo

Symphonie Espagnole

 

Alexina Louie*

Thunder gate, Arch

 

Mendelssohn

Concerto in e minor

Concerto in d minor

Double Concerto for Violin & Piano

 

Mozart

All Concerti

 

Paganini

Concerto No. 1 in D Major

Concerto No. 2 in b minor

 

Prokofiev

Concerto No. 1 & No. 2

 

Saint-Saëns

Concerto No. 3

 

Sibelius

Concerto

 

Stravinsky

Concerto

 

Tchaikovsky

Concerto

 

Henri Vieuxtemps

Concerto No. 5

 

Vivaldi

The Four Seasons

various Concerti

 

Henryk Wieniawski

Concerto No. 2

 

*Denotes Canadian composer

Recital repertoire available upon request

Master classes and workshops available

Other concerti available upon request

DISCOGRAPHY

Bach: Goldberg Variations
(w/ Triskelion)

CBC MVCD 110

 

Brahms & Jenner Trios
(w/ Coop and Hackelman)

CBC MVCD1133

 

Festival of Sound - Compilation
(Strauss, Saint Saens et al)

CBC MVCD1089

 

Mozart Flute Quartets
(w/ Forysthe, G'froerer and Zukerman)

CBC MVCD1143

 

Music of de Fossa
(w/ Wynberg and Epperson)

Naxos 8.550760

 

Russian Violin Concertos

(w/ Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Komatsu)

CBC SMCD5209

 

Shattered Night, Shivering Stars

(music by Alexina Louie: National Arts Centre Orchestra, Bernardi)

CBC SMCD5190

 

WITH THE TOKYO STRING QUARTET

Beethoven String Quartets. Op. 74 and 95

Harmonia Mundi

 

Beethoven String Quartets op. 18 Nos. 1-6

Harmonia Mundi

 

Beethoven "Razumovsky" Quartets Op. 59, No. 1-3

Harmonia Mundi

 

Mozart String Quartets K.575, K.589, K.590

Biddulph Recordings

 

 

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