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Trumpet, Corno, Piano, Voice
“…one of the most brilliant brass players of his generation…”
The Toronto Star (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Guy Few's instrumental versatility and fearless interpretations have been noted by the international press, "outrageous...simply phenomenal" (Le Devoir, Montreal) and "sheer brilliance" (L.A. Times). He has performed with many Canadian and US symphonies as both trumpet and piano soloist, remains a committed chamber artist in ensembles guy and nadina, Bellows and Brass and Project Aria, and has been a guest at many summer festivals including The Festival of the Sound, The Ottawa Chamber Festival, Tanglewood, Takefu International Music Festival and The Oregon Bach Festival.
Guy is equally at home in classical or contemporary genres. Through the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canada Council, Factor 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. A prolific recording artist, Guy has released CDs on numerous labels including S.N.E., Arsis Classics, CBC Musica Viva, CBC SM5000, Naxos, MSR Classics and the Hänssler Classics labels. Recording awards include a Grammy for Penderecki Credo (OBF/Rilling/Hänssler), and Best Classical Orchestral Album from Just Plain Folks Music Awards (guy and nadina/TCO/Kevin Mallon/MSR).
An intensely dedicated and successful teacher, Guy is based at Wilfrid Laurier University where he teaches trumpet and coaches chamber music. He has presented clinics and master classes 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, Canada, and holds a Fellowship Diploma from Trinity College, London, England. He has appeared on CBC-TV, CTV, BRAVO, TV5 and European television broadcasts and is heard regularly on CBC Radio, Classical 96.3 and NPR. In 2010 Guy was awarded Touring Artist of the Year by the Canadian industry leader, CAPACOA. Guy Few is a Yamaha artist.