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Work E-mail: atunis@uOttawa.ca
Andrew Tunishas led a distinguished career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher over the past four decades. has been living and performing in the Ottawa area for over 20 years. He has given concerts in Canada, U.S.A., North America, Europe, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia, and has collaborated in chamber music with many renowned musicians. Among the many musicians with whom he has collaborated are violinists Pinchas Zukerman and Martin Beaver, cellists Desmond Hoebig, and Steven Isserlis, and Philippe Muller, as well as the Philharmonia Quartet of Berlin and St. Lawrence String Quartet. He has appeared as guest soloist with many North AmericanCanadian orchestras, including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, Manhattan Philharmonia, Chautauqua Symphony and the Ottawa and Edmonton symphony orchestras. After studies at the University of Ottawa with Jean-Paul Sevilla and Douglas Voice, Andrew Tunishe went on to study with Artur Balsam at the Manhattan School of Music where he received the Pablo Casals Award for outstanding musical achievement. He won first prize in several top Canadian music competitions, andnational and international competitions and, with cellist Desmond Hoebig, first prize at the 1984 Munich (ARD) International Competition. With Hoebig he made several highly acclaimed recordings and received a 1989 Juno nomination. His Atma recording of chamber music by Schubert with the Chamber Players of Canada was named one of the top five recordings of 2005 by La Presse newspaper. In 2011 he released an acclaimed recording of the late piano works of Johannes Brahms on the Cansona label.
- Applied music
- Chamber music
Awards and achievements
1984 – 1st Prize (Chamber Music), Bavarian Radio Competition, Munich.
1981 –1st Prize, CBC Talent Competition.
1980 –1st Prize, CMC Tremplin International.
1980 – Winner, New York Young Artists in Recital Competition.
Recordings on the CBC Records, Analekta, Centrediscs, Atma, Cansona labels.