Known for his exceptional versatility, violinist Mark Fewer is a highly-respected soloist and chamber musician who performances of both classical and jazz have been described as “genre-bending” (National Post), “intrepid” (Globe and Mail), “profound” (The WholeNote) and “freaky good” (the Gazette).He has appeared widely in North America and abroad throughout Europe, Australia, and the Far East. In 2013 he performed concerti of Bach, Vivaldi, Berg, Prokofiev and John Adams around the world, conducted Vivaldi’s Gloria with the McGill Baroque Orchestra and Cappella Antica, recorded Mozart Piano Quartets at the Smithsonian Institution using Thomas Jefferson’s violin, directed SweetWater Music Festival’s 10th Anniversary season, performed tributes to Stephane Grappelli, and hosted CBC Radio’s This is My Music. In 2014 he performed new works written for him by Brad Turner, Phil Dwyer, Matthias Maute and Bramwell Tovey. In 2015, Fewer will conduct I Musici de Montreal, tour with pianist John Novacek, and record a new album of works written for him by composer Daniel Janke. Mr. Fewer is a Juno and Prix Opus winner and is the subject of an episode of the Biography Channel’s People Uncut.
He is a William Dawson Scholar at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, an appointment which began in the summer of 2015. Prior to that he was Artist-in-Residence at Stanford University, where he performed regularly as a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet.