An Evening of Chamber Music
Guitar, Voice, Cello
                     James Renwick                                          Richard Cunningham                                        Alice Kim

The Guitar Society of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
An Evening of Chamber Music
Friday April 26, 2019, 7:30pm
Advance tickets $20.00 available online or at Glenhyrst
Tickets $25.00 at the door
An Evening of Chamber Music

Guitarist James Renwick

James Renwick was born in Hamilton, Ontario and grew up with many musical opportunities. However, it was not until he 

discovered the classical guitar that he decided to pursue a formal education in music. His studies on the classical guitar began at McMaster University under Patrick Feely. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Music, he entered the Master’s Performance program at the University of Toronto. At U of T, he studied with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden for two years. James is continuing his 

musical education by pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Toronto with Dr. McFadden.

In his doctorate, James has been studying Julian Bream and Peter Pears’ celebrated collaboration as a tenor-guitar duo. In particular, he is looking at the new works composed for the duo such as Britten’s Songs from the Chinese, Walton’s Anon in Love and lesser-known works such as James Bernard’s Shepherd’s Warning and Raymond Warren’s Pity of Love. He hopes to bring further exposure to this repertoire in the near future.

James also has a particular interest in chamber music and regularly performs with a variety of ensembles. Flutists, cellists, choirs, vocalists and violinists are just some of the collaborators with which James has worked. Most recently he has been a part of the Elysian duo – a duo that features the unique combination of trumpet and guitar

ConterTenor Richard Cunningham

Richard, a graduate of the University of Toronto, took further studies in Britain, having received scholarships from the Canada Council.  Richard has had a career as a vocal soloist, chorister, composer and conductor, and has performed across Europe and North America. He is also on the music staff of McMaster University, teaching occasional courses in vocal methods and conducting as well as private singing lessons.

Cellist Alice Kim

Toronto Cellist, Alice Kim, received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at McGill University and her Master's Degree from the University of Toronto. She also holds an Artist Diploma in Cello Performance at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. Her principal teachers over the years include Professor Matt Haimovitz, Professor Denis Brott, and Joseph Johnson & Shauna Rolston. Ms Kim is active in the Greater Toronto Area as a collaborative musician in both chamber and orchestral music. She is regularly in high demand as a freelance musician and maintains a busy teaching schedule throughout the Greater Toronto Area. She was recently featured in a concert with the Women's Musical Club of Toronto which was broadcasted on CBC Radio, and has collaborated with contemporary dancer, Julie McLachlin and Toronto Filmmaker, Stelth Ng in a recent dance film, in partnership with Triple Pointe Media.
Cancelled due to travel visa issues
Guitar Virtuoso Vladimar Gorbach
Friday January 18, 2019, 7:30pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant
20, Ava Road
Tickets $20.00 advance sales or $25.00 at the door

Vladamir Gorbach Cancelled due to visa issues

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States and his native country of Russia.


His international success began in Germany where he was selected as a soloist for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" outreach program. He then went on to win many international guitar competitions and prizes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece and USA. His win at the Guitar Foundation of America Concert Artist Competition earned him an over 50- cities concert tour throughout North America, including at Debut Carnegie Hall, NY; Canada, Mexico and South America.


In 2013 Vladimir took on his new role as the International Artist Fellow in Music at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, one of America’s most elite fellowships awarded in music, drama and visual arts. In addition, he was appointed as a faculty in the guitar program at the California State University, Fullerton.


He has performed in recital and as soloist with chamber ensembles of Orchestra de Las Beiras, the Orchestra de Aveiro (Portugal), the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, and Junge Philharmonie Köln , as well as appearances at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, Koblenz International Guitar Festival (Germany), Guitar Art Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna Guitar Forum  (Austria),  Nantes Summer Guitar Academy (France), Vondelpark Festival (The Netherlands), and Sydney Crows Nest Concert Cycle (Australia), in addition to giving master-classes at numerous festivals.


He has published arrangements of lute music by Giovanni Antonio Terzi with MelBay, and recorded with the world’s largest label Naxos.


In 2015 Vladimir started his appointment at The University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he leads the guitar department.


Mr. Gorbach plays Daniele Chiesa 2012 instrument fitted with Augustine Strings.