Lulu Presents: The Borealis String Quartet & David Braid, pianist

Lulu Performing Arts

Press Release

Tuesday, April 5 2016

One of the most dynamic and exciting world-class ensembles of its generation, the Borealis String Quartet has received international critical acclaim as an ensemble praised for its fiery performances, passionate style, and refined, musical interpretation.

Founded in Vancouver, British Columbia in the fall of 2000 and rapidly establishing a stellar reputation, the Borealis has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia and performed to enthusiastic sold-out audiences in major cities, including New

York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Rome, Mainz, Shanghai, Taipei, Beijing, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and, of course, in their home town of Vancouver.

Hailed in the Canadian press as “A jazz genius to call our own” (Macleans Magazine), multi-Juno Award winner and Steinway Piano Artist David Braid has performed concerts of his original music and improvisations across The United States, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Brazil and Canada.

Recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada, Braid is also a recipient of SOCAN Composer of the Year, recognizing his output of over one hundred works including compositions for solo piano, jazz ensembles chamber groups, and symphony orchestras. 

He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ “JazzID Award”.

David Braid is an artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.

Join Lulu Performing Arts on Thursday, April 14th, 7:30pm, in the Phoenix Auditorium at The Haven for an evening of moving music! Advance tickets are $20 at North Road Sports and Clothing, $25 at the door, and $5 for Youth (16 & under). 

For more information please visit www.luluperformingarts.ca or email info@luluperformingarts.ca. See you at the show!