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Virtuoso oboist/celtic violinist Colin Maier will give a free guest recital on Oct. 26
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Virtuoso oboist/celtic violinist Colin Maier will give a free guest recital on Oct. 26

Virtuoso oboist/celtic violinist Colin Maier will present a uniquely theatrical and entertaining free concert on Oct. 26.

Virtuoso oboist/celtic violinist Colin Maier will give a free guest artist recital Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.

His recital will include standard repertoire for the oboe along with celtic music played on violin, sometimes with a theatrical twist. Colin will be joined in this concert with School of Music pianist I-Fei Chen, oboe faculty Dr. Sarah Hamilton and Mark DuBois, and students Alec Dube, Ian Liedke and Emma Garcia. Mr. Maier will also be the guest artist the next day at the School of Music's annual Double Reed Day. For more information on Double Reed Day, go to www.fredonia.edu/music/community/drd.asp.

Born and raised in Calgary, Mr. Maier graduated from the University of Calgary in 1997 with a degree in oboe performance. He is currently the oboist for the internationally renowned and critically acclaimed ensemble Quartetto Gelato, playing 50 to 70 concerts a year. During that time he has been heard on national radio broadcasts, seen on the BRAVO network and received the 2010 INDIE award for best classical ensemble. He has also played with orchestras including the the Calgary Philharmonic, National Ballet Orchestra, Mississauga Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays, Scarborough Philharmonic, Contact Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Maier is currently the oboe professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

In addition to being a musician, Colin has also worked for over 20 years as a dancer, actor, stuntman, singer, choreographer, acrobat and martial-artist. He had the honor of playing the devil fiddler in the flying blue canoe for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremonies. Mr. Maier had also been seen in, “Lord of the Rings” (Mirvish), "Fire" (CanStage), “Forbidden Phoenix” (LKTYP), “KA” (Cirque du Soleil), “Amadeus” (Alberta Theatre Projects), “That Dance Show” (Saltance Productions), “Cats” (Neptune Theatre), Joseph’s Dreamcoat (StageWest/Drayton), “A Chorus Line” (StageWest), Sarah Brightman’s World Tour, and TV’s “Honey I Shrunk the Kids!”

Colin's combination of music and theatre is quite unique and he continues to find new, exciting and ground breaking ways to combine his two passions.

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