Performing

Sharing music through performance is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a musician. I have been performing for most of my life: I started playing guitar and piano at age 5 or 6. I enjoy the thrill of being on stage and relish the opportunity to share music that I have been working on and discovering for weeks/months/years.

Over the past year, I have had the incredible opportunity to record and release my first solo CD with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. You can view and purchase the CD here.

My second CD is in progress, with the support of the Ontario Arts Council again. This CD will be released in March 2021, and will feature new compositions and arrangements for the guitar by Amy Brandon, Elissar Hanna, Anya Gowan, Christina Volpini, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Clara Schumann.

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Upcoming/Recent Events

October 18, 2020 – 7:30pm Recital with soprano Aditi Magdalena at St. Luke’s Anglican Church (760 Somerset St. West, Ottawa). Freewill Offering.

August 7, 2020 – 6pm NST (4:30pm EST) online concert for the Atlantic Guitar Society’s Virtual Guitar Retreat. I will also be running daily luthier workshops/lectures from August 3-7 for this festival. Follow the Atlantic Guitar Society’s facebook page to stay up to date with concert and event details: https://www.facebook.com/atlanticguitarsociety/

June 30, 2020 – 7:30pm recital at Grace United Church in Hanover, ON (310 12th street) with soprano Terri-Lynn Mitchell (more details on our website: Duo Estelle). Admission by donation. POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

June 29, 2020 – Paint your music workshop with soprano Terri-Lynn Mitchell (more details on our website: Duo Estelle) at the Hanover Public Library. Space is limited—please RSVP to emilyshawguitar@gmail.com if interested. POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

June 28, 2020 – 2:30pm recital at Elmwood Ave Presbyterian Church in London ON (111 Elmwood Ave East) with soprano Terri-Lynn Mitchell (more details on our website: Duo Estelle). Admission by donation. POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

February 11, 2020 – Tuesday noon concert with soprano Aditi Magdalena at Dominion Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper St, Ottawa). Freewill Offering

November 30, 2019 – 7:30pm Salon 135 concert in Hamilton, Ontario. For details and to reserve your spot, email Emma Rush: emmaguitar@hotmail.com

November 5, 2019 – Tuesday noon concert at Dominion Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper St, Ottawa). Freewill Offering

October 2019 – performances in Saskatchewan with soprano Terri-Lynn Mitchell (more details on our website: Duo Estelle). Admission is by donation for all concerts.

  • October 20, 2019 – 7:30pm concert in Saskatoon at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • October 25, 2019 – 7:30pm concert in Yorkton at St. Andrew’s United Church
  • October 27, 2019 – 7:30pm concert in Regina at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral

October 5, 2019 – 7:30pm CD release concert at St. Bart’s in Ottawa (125 MacKay Street). Tickets $10, Ticket&CD $25


Recordings

The first movement of Craig’s Vespers performed on my most recently completed guitar, No. 022.

Etude No. 3 en pensant à Bach – Ida Presti

(recorded and Mixed by Andrew Brittain of Mudshark Audio in September 2017)

Arabesque – Anne Lauber 

(recorded and Mixed by Andrew Brittain of Mudshark Audio in September 2017)

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