Guy Few, trumpet, corno,
Nadina Mackie Jackson, piano with bassoon
Known internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, recitalists and fashionistas, Guy & Nadina are “completely engaging from the moment they walk on stage” (THE CHRONICLE, Oliver BC). Performing in Canada and the United States as concerto soloists, a multi-instrumental recital duo and recording artists, this musical union has already seen the commission of four new solo concerti, three double concerti, one triple concerto and one symphony.
” … exquisite virtuosos…tossing melodies seamlessly between two instruments … amazing musicality … their duet is super-heroic … ”
– VERNON MORNING STAR
Successful recording artists, Guy & Nadina released their first CD titled Baccahanale in 2006. Recorded with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, this disc won the “Best Classical Orchestral Album 2009” from Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Their second CD, Romanza, followed in 2007 and was recorded with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra. This past season, the duo released their latest CD titled, After Hours. Guy & Nadina are also heard regularly on CBC radio.
As dedicated teachers and music advocates, Guy & Nadina have given educational concerts across Canada and have been featured speakers, master class guests and interpretational coaches. Guy Few maintains a studio at Wilfrid Laurier University, while Nadina teaches at the University of Toronto and The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School. The Duo have also made their mark as artistic directors, co-directing the Grand River Baroque Festival for two successful seasons in 2008 and 2009.
Determined to expand the boundaries of classical concerts, The Duo’s virtuosic playing and lively interpretations impress both the novice and experienced audience.
Storytellers’ Recital with Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson
Carnet de Voyages: The Travel Book
Modern day traveling musicians, Guy & Nadina have been touring since they were teenagers, performing across Canada and around the world as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. From their beginnings as farm kids in western Canada to the international concert stages of the world, their lives and music weave a fascinating story. The Travel Song Book is an album of audio snapshots featuring a vast variety of music and personal stories. An intimate performance, the duo takes the audience on a touring journey and performs favourite selections that they have played together over the years.
Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson are represented by Andrew Kwan Artists Management Inc.
“with polished tone, immaculate intonation and infectious high spirits; it’s obvious they’re having a blast”
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Monday, February 24/14 Snow Lake MB
Presented by Ravna House Concerts in Ravna House
Sunday, March 9/14 Lacombe AB
Presented by Canadian University College in Canadian in the Auditorium Theatre at 7:00PM
Thursday, March 20/14 Fort McMurray AB
Presented by Keyano Theatre in the Keyano Recital Theatre at 8:00PM
Saturday, March 22/14 High River AB
Presented by High River Gift of Music Society in the High River United Church at 7:30PM
Sunday, March 23/14 Saskatoon SK
Presented by Gustin House Concerts in the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at 7:30PM
Wednesday, April 9/14 Kindersley SK
Presented by Kindersley &n District Arts Council in St. Paul’s United Church at 7:30PM
Thursday, April 10/14 Rosthern SK
Presented by Station Arts Centre in the Station Arts Centre at 7:30PM
Friday, April 11/14 Melfort SK
Presented by Melfort Arts Council in Kerry Vickar Centre at 7:30PM
Saturday, April 12/14 Estevan SK
Presented by Estevan Arts Council in St. Paul’s United Church at 7:30PM
Sunday, April 13/14 Regina SK
Presented by Regina Musical Club in Riddell Centre, University of Regina at 2:00PM
Monday, April 14/14 Yorkton SK
Presented by Yorkton Arts Council in Anne Portnuff Theatre at 8:00PM
Tuesday, April 15/14 Swift Current SK
Presented by Swift Current Arts Council in Sky Centre at 8:00PM
Performance dates and venues are subject to change. Schools shows, workshops & master classes may be scheduled in addition to these concerts. Please contact the local presenter to confirm performance details.
For information regarding these tours, please contact Prairie Debut.