Mark Fewer

Described as “genre-bending” by the National Post, and “intrepid” by the Globe and Mail, Mark Fewer has performed around the world to critical acclaim in virtually every role asked of a violinist, from the early baroque to the avant-garde.

Fewer has appeared as a soloist around the world, including with the Melbourne Symphony (Australia), the Fodens-Richardson Brass Band (UK), and the Zapp Quartet (Amsterdam). He has been featured on numerous recordings, including Changing Seasons, which won the 2012 Juno Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. The violin concerto was written by jazz great Phil Dwyer to feature Fewer’s unique abilities as both a classical violinist and improviser.

Mr. Fewer was concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony (2004-2008), artist director of the Scotia Festival of Music (2004-2009), and is the founding director of the SweetWater Music Festival. He has been on faculty of the Schulich School of Music, McGill University since 2007.