Sunday, November 6, 2022 – 2:30 pm
Elinor Frey, cello-viola da gamba
“impossibly virtuosic, prodigiously talented”
Elinor Frey is a leading Canadian-American cellist, gambist, and researcher who specializes in early music and new music. Her acclaimed CDs on the Belgian label Passacaille include La voce del violoncello (2013), Berlin Sonatas (2015) with Lorenzo Ghielmi on fortepiano, Fiorè (2017), which features soprano Suzie LeBlanc, and Giuseppe Clemente Dall’Abaco: Cello Sonatas (2020) which received a Diapason d’Or.
Frey’s honours include a US-Italy Fulbright Fellowship, the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, American Musicological Society, and Canada Council for the Arts grants.
Currently a course instructor at McGill University, and instructor of Baroque cello at the University of Montréal, Frey holds degrees from Mannes, McGill, and Juilliard, and is the Visiting Fellow in Music from 2019-2022 at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.
Frey was awarded Québec’s Opus Prize for “Performer of the Year” in 2021.