Blair Burns – Cello

Specializes In:

Cello

Biography

Blair began studying cello at age 12 through the Regina Conservatory under Cameron Lowe.  He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Manitoba where he studied under Bryan Epperson.  Blair was prinicpal cellist of the Orchestral Training Programme at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto and received his Master of Music from McGill University, studying under Antonio Lysy.  Blair studied period cello with Tafelmusik’s Christina Mahler and the AIMS Festival orchestra in Grax, Austria.  Upon completion of AIMS, Blair remained in Europe for eleven years.  During this time he was a member of the LOH-Orchester Sondershausen and Stadtisches Orchester Bremerhaven, as well as playing as a guest with several orchestras in Germany.  Blair was the String Adjudicator fo the Southeastern Manitoba Music Festival in 2010.

Education/Training

Blair holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Music from McGill University.

Career Highlights

Principal cellist with the Orchestral Training Programme, Royal Conservatory of Music, member of the LOH-Orchester Sondershausen and Stadtisches Orchester Bremerhaven.

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