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ONMC Artistic Director 2014-16: Raphael Weinroth-Browne

It's my pleasure to announce the appointment of Raphael Weinroth-Browne to the position of Artistic Director, ONMC. One of Ottawa's most active musicians, his two year term will help define and establish ONMC as a cultural force in this city, providing innumerable opportunities for members, musicians, and the public to explore, discover, and cultivate all manners and modes of new music creation.

Many engaged in our local music scene know of Raphael's extensive work as a collaborator and performer. As a cellist, composer, and arranger, he has worked with:

Woods of Ypres, Laurent Bourque, Cholera, Amanda Cottreau, Ian Keteku, Capital Slam, Three Little Birds, Twigg, Erin Saorise Adair, Kristine St-Pierre, Little Suns, Loh El, Pony Girl, Tony Nesbitt-Larking, Musk Ox, Nathanael Larochette, The Musettes, Mellowkotzen, The Joint, Flute Siva, Gold & Marrow, The Visit, Elena Zavalishna, Lora Bidner, V, Roberta Bondar, Jan Jarvlepp, Sills & Smith, and Lukas Guyader.

I am extremely confident that Raphael's passion, expertise, and deep connections to Ottawa's new music community will enable ONMC to flourish under his direction. Please join me in welcoming and congratulating Raphael Weinroth-Browne.

– Curtis Perry, Executive Director


Raphael Weinroth-Browne: Short Biography

Cellist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Raphael Weinroth-Browne is rapidly making a name for himself as a versatile musician both in Canada and internationally. He has performed at Nouvelle Prague, an esteemed showcase festival in the Czech Republic, as well as Wave-Gotik Treffen, the largest international gothic music festival in the world. He was recently featured as a performer at the 2014 International Cello Festival of Canada, placing second in the finals of the Zara Nelsova Award for Canadian Cellists.

Raphael recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance at the University of Ottawa’s School of Music with Paul Marleyn, graduating summa cum laude in 2013. He is currently pursuing an Artist’s Diploma at the Glenn Gould School, studying with Andrés Diaz and Desmond Hoebig.

As a cellist and composer, he has worked in a wide variety of genres. Since 2009, he has composed and performed music on over 30 full-length albums (including the Juno Award winning Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light). His latest project, The Visit (www.thevisitmusic.com) is already garnering praise for its genre-defying fusion of dark chamber music, progressive metal, and middle eastern music.