About this project
With “exceptional intonation and a tangible empathy” (Gramophone Magazine), Canadian violinist Kerry DuWors is an acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, and Associate Professor at Brandon University. Described as having a “commanding combination of strength, sweetness and brightness” (WholeNote Magazine), she has performed across Canada, the US, Japan, Central Asia, Europe, Mexico and New Zealand. She recently toured Portugal, Armenia and Georgia with Juno-award-winning jazz pianist and composer David Braid. DuWors has won prestigious awards including Grand Prize at the 26th Eckhardt- Gramatté Competition, Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music Excellence, and two Canada Council Career Development Grants. She is a four-time laureate of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank. DuWors currently plays on a modern Felix Krafft violin modelled after the 1735 ‘Plowden’ Guarneri.
2023 projects include guest artist residencies and Sonata Seminar at Indiana University with long-time duo526 piano partner Futaba Niekawa, Turkish-Classical Music project “Continuum” for Winnipeg’s Virtuosi Concert Series, Prairie Debut violin-piano recitals in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Manitoba première of Luis Ramirez’s Immigration Suite, and classical-folk-electronic-hip-hop collaborations with
violist Ryan Davis a.k.a Radia for GroundSwell.