Guest Masterclass with Cellist Elinor Frey
Saturday, October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guest cellist Elinor Frey coaches School of Music cello students in this masterclass open to the public.
Elinor Frey is a leading Canadian-American cellist, gambist, and researcher who specializes in early music and new music. Her acclaimed CDs on the Belgian label Passacaille include many world premiere recordings. Frey’s honours include a US-Italy Fulbright Fellowship, the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, American Musicological Society, and Canada Council for the Arts grants facilitating her work on Italian cello music. In recent seasons she has performed throughout N. & S. America and in Europe including as a soloist with Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Rosa Barocca, Il Gardellino, and Les Idées heureuses, and in chamber music with Constantinople and Pallade Musica. Currently a course instructor at McGill University, and instructor of Baroque cello at the University of Montréal, Frey holds degrees from Mannes, McGill, and Juilliard, and is the Visiting Fellow in Music from 2019-2022 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. Frey was awarded Québec’s Opus Prize for “Performer of the Year” in 2021.