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Cheryl Duvall and Andrew Sords
June 25 – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CMSM introduces our new Artistic Director, pianist Cheryl Duvall with long-time collaborator, American virtuoso violinist Andrew Sords in a program of Romantic Favourites for violin and piano.
Works by Brahms, Beethoven, Sarasate, Chopin and Saint-Saens
American violinist Andrew Sords has a celebrated career as a soloist on 4 continents and in performances with his trio. Having appeared with nearly 300 orchestras, Sords has been cited for combining visceral virtuosity with a ravishing tone, while international critics endorse Sords as “a fully formed artist” (Kalisz-Poland News), “utterly radiant” (Canada’s Arts Forum), and “exceptionally heartfelt and soulful” (St. Maarten’s Daily Herald).
Toronto-based pianist Cheryl Duvall has established herself as one of Canada’s foremost contemporary music interpreters. A dynamic soloist and in-demand collaborator, Duvall has immersed herself in a wide variety of compositional aesthetics and collaborative endeavours. In 2012, she co-founded the “adventurous and smartly programmed” (Musicworks Magazine) chamber group Thin Edge New Music Collective, commissioning over 70 works, mounting multidisciplinary productions, touring worldwide, and collaborating with leading artists and composers. TENMC was awarded the 2020 Friends of Canadian Music Award by the CLC and CMC. Cheryl has worked with the likes of choreographer Peggy Baker, film composer Darren Fung, and has been the collaborative pianist for the Oakville Children’s Choir for 15 seasons. She was appointed Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga in Feb 2022. Her debut solo recording, Harbour featuring the music of composer Anna Höstman, has been featured on the CBC radio, was chosen as the #1 Modern Composition Recording of 2020 by UK’s ‘The Wire’ Magazine and was nominated for a Juno for Classical Composition of the Year.