March 14–16, 2018
Coffee 10am | Concert 10:30am
March 14 & 15, 2018 – Vancouver Academy of Music
March 16, 2018 – West Vancouver United Church
Adrian Anantawan, violin
"It is one of the most extraordinary things. He has a gift, and he has an additional gift to be comfortable to share it with other people."
Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan has established himself as one of the most dynamic young musicians of his generation. Born without a right hand, Anantawan has been playing violin since the age of ten using an adaptive device to aid his bowing arm. In the words of the Philadelphia Inquirer, “the hand is artifice, the talent quite real.”
Anantawan holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, and Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has studied with Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, and Anne-Sophie Mutter, and has performed extensively in Canada and the US as a soloist. Adrian also works to bring together researchers, musicians, doctors and educators to develop adaptive musical instruments for young people with disabilities.
Adrian is a Juno Award nominee, a member of the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, and was awarded a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions to the Commonwealth.