Cellist Kerri McGonigle is the Artistic Director of the Academy Concert Series. A recipient of the Margarita Heron Pine String Prize and the Beryl Barns Graduate Scholarship, Kerri won Premier Prix with unanimous distinction in violoncello and chamber music from the Gennevilliers Conservatory while studying in Paris. While completing an Advanced Certificate in Baroque cello through the University of Toronto, she performed as a soloist with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
Programme conceived by Tafelmusik’s cellist Christina Mahler, “Sweet for Bach” has four Baroque cellists each playing a different Bach cello suite: 2, 4, 5, & 6. The cellists will join together to play cello quartet arrangements of well-loved Bach arias and Canadian composer Morris Surdin’s Bach inspired Adagio.
The Final concert of the season sees the return of violinist Scott St. John and guitarist Lucas Harris in a remounting of one of ACS’s most talked about and popular concerts from five years ago “A Portrait of Paganini.” The repertoire will include Paganini’s rarely performed chamber music and a virtuosic Caprice!
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