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Event Archive - Black Pearl... Alkemykal String Quartet: Black Pearl Quartet, Featuring, Daniel Lapp, Cory Balzer, Kenji Fuse, Linda Bardutz

Sat. November 20th 2004 - Sat. November 20th 2004 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
8:00 pm
$20/$15 (students)
Presented by: Atomique Productions
Talented fiddler/trumpeter/composer Daniel Lapp has put together a hot and innovative string quartet, Black Pearl, to perform a modern masterpiece - Quartet #1 by Peter Schickele (American Dreams, 1984)- as well as works by Astor Piazzolla, Darol Anger, Mark Summer, Robert Johnson, Daniel Lapp, Kenji Fuse and Tchaikovsky.

The quartet consists of Daniel Lapp on first violin, Cory Balzer from the Victoria Symphony
on second violin, composer, grunge rocker and wild man of the viola, Kenji Fuse and the
cellist/knee fiddler Linda Bardutz.

Peter Schickele is best known for his comedy albums featuring the satirical music of P.D.Q.Bach, yet his 'serious' music combines elements of diverse modern musical styles including folk and jazz for something truly unique and beautiful. You'll be left wondering why every string quartet doesn't include a kick-ass modern age hoedown in it's repertoire, but then again, it takes eclectic musicians like those in Black Pearl to make this music come to life.

Tickets available from Lyles' Place and McPherson Box Office.

Info: 595-5593


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Black Pearl Quartet (Alkemykal String Quartet)

Black Pearl - Alkemykal String Quartet Featuring: Daniel Lapp - first violin Cory Balzer - second violin Kenji Fuse - viola Linda Bardutz - cello Talented fiddler/trumpeter/composer Daniel Lapp has put together an innovative string quartet, Black Pearl, to perform a modern masterpiece, String Quartet No. 1 "American Dreams," by Peter ... more info

Daniel Lapp (Fiddler, Jazz trumpeter, singer/songwriter)

As a fiddler, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, Daniel has played on over 100 albums and performed across Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Finland and Germany. At EXPO 2000 he represented Canada in Hanover, Germany with an ensemble of 10 violinists from all genres of music called �World On A String�. In this ensemble, now named ... more info

Cory Balzer

Cory is originally from Meadow Lake Saskatchewan and earned a Bachelors degree in violin from McGill and a Masters degree from Rice University. He is a member of the Victoria Symphony and the Galiano Ensemble. He has participated in the Shaw festival, the Charlottetown Festival and Les Jeune Virtuose Montreal. Cory has performed with Kenji Fuse in ... more info

Kenji Fuse (Viola Soloist)

Kenji Fuse received his B. of Mus. in performance from the University of Toronto, where he studied with Steven Dann and Lorand Fenyves, and has taught viola at the University of Victoria's School of Music. In 1996/97, Kenji was awarded a grant from the Canada Council to study Canadian compositions for viola with the legendary viola virtuoso Rivka G... more info

Linda Bardutz

Linda earned a masters degree and a prestigous performers certificate from the Indiana University where she studied with the legendary cellist Janos Starker. She completed a residence at the Banff centre in 1987 where she studied with Paul Tortellier, Zara Nelsova, Aldo Parizot and Anner Bylsma. For 15 years she was principal cello with the Saska... more info