OSM Soloists

Performing in the serene Montreal Botanical Gardens

Andrew Wan (Violin)
Neal Gripp (Viola)
Anna Burden (Cello)

A trio of OSM soloists offering a unique concert in a bucolic setting. The concert will take place at 2pm,  just North of the Japanese Garden, before entering the Arboretum.

Musical program

Trio for Strings No. 2 in D major, Op. 8 (Serenade) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Marcia: Allegro – Adagio
Menuetto: Allegretto
Adagio – Scherzo: Allegro molto
Allegretto alla Polacca
Tema con variazioni. Andante quasi allegretto

Serenade in C major for String Trio, Op. 10 by Ernst von Dohnányi
Marcia: Allegro
Romanza: Adagio non troppo, quasi andante
Scherzo: Vivace
Tema con variazione: Andante con moto
Rondo finale: Allegro vivace

The soloists

Andrew Wan

Andrew Wan, violin
Crédit : © Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Andrew Wan was the first prize winner at the OSM Standard Life Competition in 2007 and was named concertmaster of the OSM in 2008. He has appeared in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Benaroya Hall, Jordan Hall and Salle Gaveau with artists such as the Juilliard Quartet, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Gil Shaham, and Cho-Liang Lin. Andrew Wan has recorded Grammy and Juno nominated albums with James Ehnes, the Metropolis Ensemble, and the New Orford String Quartet on the Bridge, Onyx and Naxos labels. He frequently appears at the St. Prex, Seattle, La Jolla, Aspen and Lanaudière Festivals. A graduate of the Juilliard School, he is currently on violin faculty at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Andrew Wan’s 1744 Michel’Angelo Bergonzi violin is generously loaned by philanthropist David Sela.

Neal Gripp

Neal Gripp, viola
Crédit : © Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

OSM principal violist Neal Gripp has performed solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall in London, and the Town Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, among others. He has appeared as soloist with the OSM and the Ottawa and Winnipeg symphony orchestras. An active chamber musician, he has directed chamber music festivals at the Canadian Centre for Architecture and at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Neal Gripp holds a doctorate from the Juilliard School in New York and teaches at Université de Montréal. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Anna Burden

Anna Burden, cello
Crédit : © Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

OSM associate cello since 2010, Anna Burden has performed as soloist with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Washington Chamber Symphony, the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and the Oak Park Symphony Orchestra. She was a member of the Saint Louis Symphony from 2009 to 2010. Anna Burden has received first prizes at the Music Teachers National Association Competition, the Society of American Musicians Competition, the Washington International Competition, the Stulberg International String Competition and the WAMSO Young Artist Competition. She holds degrees from Northwestern University, the Juilliard School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.

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