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Trumpet, Corno, Piano, Voice
“…one of the most brilliant brass players of his generation…”
The Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Capacoa Touring Artist of the Year 2009-10
Guy Few is a virtuoso. As a pianist, trumpeter, cornist, and singer, he delights audiences with his intensity and charm. Montreal's Le Devoir calls him "outrageously gifted" and "quite simply phenomenal". It is no wonder that he is in demand as a soloist, performing with many orchestras and festivals in Canada and the USA.
Guy is equally at home in classical or contemporary genres. Through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council, he has debuted new works by Canadian composers including Glen Buhr, Peter Hatch, Alain Trudel, Melissa Hui, Mathieu Lussier, Linda Bouchard, Boyd McDonald, Jacques Hétu and many others. He has recorded for S.N.E., Arsis Classics, CBC Musica Viva, CBC SM5000, ibs, Naxos, MSR and the Hänssler Classics labels. Recording awards include a Grammy for Credo of Penderecki (Hanssler) with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Helmuth Rilling conductor and a Just Plain Folks Music Award - Best Classical Orchestral Recording, 2009 for Bacchanale (MSR). Recent CD releases include Romanza, with Nadina Mackie Jackson and The Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan conductor, (MSR Classics).
Guy has been invited as a professor, adjudicator, soloist, principal and recitalist to many festivals including Festival of the Sound, Scotiafest, Orford Festival, National Music Festival, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Vancouver Chamber Festival, Elora Festival, Tanglewood, Takefu International Music Festival and Oregon Bach Festival. Clinics and master classes have been presented worldwide for festivals including Scotiafest, Takefu International Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre and the Banff Centre for the Arts, as well as post-secondary institutions such as the Montreal Conservatory, University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland, State University of New York at Fredonia and Sonoma State University.
Guy is a gold medal graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, and holds a Fellowship Diploma from Trinity College, London, England. He performs and records on a regular basis with Nadina Mackie Jackson (bassoon), Stephanie Mara (piano) and Bellows and Brass. New groups include Project Aria with Donna Brown, Leslie Fagan and Stephanie Mara. Guy has appeared on CBC-TV, CTV, BRAVO, TV5 and European television broadcasts and is heard regularly on CBC Radio, Classical 96.3 and NPR.
Guy is a part time faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches trumpet and chamber music. Guy is a Yamaha artist.