"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Monday, July 6, 2015

Music from the 45th Parallel North at the Elizabeth Bishop Festival: Profile of musician David Greenberg

The Elizabeth Bishop Festival on 8 August 2015 concludes with an exciting concert featuring four world-class artists: singer Suzie LeBlanc, and musicians David Greenberg, Nick Halley and Kiya Tabassian. Suzie has created a brand new program which is being shared first with Nova Scotia audiences. The EBSNS is partnering with Musique Royale (http://www.musiqueroyale.com/events.html), which is presenting this exciting concert in three other venues across the province. This post is a profile of David Greenberg.
David Greenberg (http://www.davidgreenberg.ca/) is a baroque violinist and fiddler in the Cape Breton and 18th-century Scottish styles. He grew up in Maryland, learning violin from age four and exploring various fiddling styles early on. David studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie at Indiana University in the 1980s and joined Tafelmusik for ten years, 1988–1998. With Kate Dunlay, he co-authored an influential treatise on Cape Breton fiddling, the DunGreen Collection. David co-founded several music ensembles, including the Medieval Quintet, Puirt a Baroque, Ferintosh, and Tempest Baroque Ensemble (http://www.tempestbaroque.ca/). He performs regularly with Chris Norman, Suzie LeBlanc, Red Priest (UK), Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien (France) and Tempest. He is featured on dozens of recordings, including those with Seattle Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, Ensemble Caprice, Les Voix Humaines, La Nef, Toronto Consort, Doug MacPhee, Suzie LeBlanc, Chris Norman, Ferintosh, Concerto Caledonia, and Tempest. David and Tempest were involved in the EB100 celebrations, collaborating with Suzie LeBlanc and writer Harry Thurston on a wonderful concert program inspired by Bishop's poem "At the Fishhouses."

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