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About Tate

Canadian cellist, Tate Zawadiuk, is both chamber musician and soloist. Most recently, he performed as a soloist with James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for their Centennial Celebration Gala Concert. Mr. Zawadiuk has also performed as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vancouver Philharmonic, New Westminster Symphony, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. This past November, as one of the Canadian Music Competition’s 60th anniversary ambassadors, he performed the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the Vancouver Academy of Music Orchestra with Ian Parker conducting. In February 2017, Mr. Zawadiuk was invited by Johannes Moser to perform cello ensemble repertoire at the Laguna Beach Playhouse.

During his summers, Mr. Zawadiuk has attended many festivals and workshops including Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, McGill International String Quartet Academy, ENCORE Chamber Music Festival, Morningside Music Bridge, and the Banff Centre for Performing Arts Masterclasses for Strings and Winds. In 2016, Mr. Zawadiuk received an Award of Excellence from the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and attended the Académie de Villecroze where he worked with Colin Carr.

Currently, he is in his final year of undergraduate studies with Clive Greensmith at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. He has performed in numerous masterclasses with world class cellists such as Aldo Parisot, Colin Carr, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Lynn Harrell, Andrés Díaz, Daniel Müller-Schott, Desmond Hoebig, Raphael Wallfisch, Denis Brott, Stephen Geber, and Peter Wiley.

Mr. Zawadiuk has studied with Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, with John Kadz and Johanne Perron at the Mount Royal Conservatory of Music, with Ariel Barnes at the Vancouver Symphony School of Music, and with Mary Thomson at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

Mr. Zawadiuk plays on a 1701 Tecchler on loan from David Kerr’s Violin Shop in Portland, Oregon.