Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Sabatino Vacca, Music Director

Jeremy Findlay

Cello
Jeremy Findlay

Jeremy Findlay's passion for the cello began at an early age. Born into a musical family, he pursued his interest in both solo and chamber music performance. As a recitalist and chamber musician he has appeared in many prestigious venues including the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Rudolfinum Hall in Prague, Warsaw Philharmonic, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Coliseo in Buenos Aires, Weill Hall at Carnegie and Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, New York.

Featured as a soloist, Findlay has performed with orchestras including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonia, the Warsaw Radio Orchestra, the Cracow Philharmonic, the Poznan Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Malta, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Hermitage Chamber Orchestra in Moscow and the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo. His recording of the Saint-Saëns Cello Concertos nos. 1 & 2 was praised by Sir Roger Norrington: "This is superb playing by a fine young cellist who deserves to be heard worldwide".

Findlay has also been a guest at festivals including the "Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival" in Cracow, "Music in Old Cracow" Festival, International Musicians Seminar in England, International Chopin festival in Poland, Villach Festival Austria, Festival Pontino in Italy and plays regularly with ensembles including the Flatiron Trio, Okoun Ensemble and the Ensemble Salzburg. He has made numerous CD recordings of both solo and chamber music repertoire and has also been featured on radio and television networks including the ORF in Austria, Czech National Radio, the Polish Radio, NHK in Japan, the CBC in Canada and the National Public Radio in the USA.

Jeremy Findlay

Jeremy Findlay's cello lessons began with his father, William Findlay, as a scholarship student at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He continued his studies with Daniel Domb at the University of Toronto where he graduated in 1992. Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants provided the opportunity for further studies with Josef Chuchro at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and later with Christoph Richter in Germany. Findlay also studied chamber music at the European Mozart Academy, under the direction of Sándor Végh, and took part in the masterclasses of Boris Pergamenschikow and Yo-Yo Ma.

Ever since their meeting in Prague in 1994, Jeremy Findlay has played and recorded with pianist Elena Braslavsky. In addition to the standard repertoire for cello and piano, they take an active interest in contemporary music. The Czech composer Jiri Gemrot wrote them his Double Concerto for Cello, Piano and Orchestra and they premiered it at the Rudolfinum Hall in Prague with the Prague Philharmonia. Together Braslavsky and Findlay have performed in North America, South America, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. They make their home in Salzburg with their five-year-old daughter Alyssa.