Peter Lekx, baroque violin


Peter Lekx, based in Montreal, Quebec, performs across Canada and the United States on Baroque violin & viola. He has been praised for his “moving and sensitively played” performances (Boston Musical Intelligencer), with “dazzling” violin playing full of “wit, elegance and verve” (Cleveland Classical). Mr. Lekx was the founding Artistic Director of Burning River Baroque, and has appeared with numerous early music groups, including Aradia, Bourbon Baroque, Chicago Bach Ensemble, Compagnie Baroque Mont-Royal, El Fuego, New Comma Baroque, Mercury, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Opera da Camera, Ottawa Baroque Consort, and Quicksilver. Peter also toured Japan with Cambridge Concentus, performing Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under the baton of Joshua Rifkin.

Known also for his exciting interpretations of contemporary music on modern viola, he has premiered numerous solo, chamber and orchestral compositions, and performed in chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout New England and the Midwest. As a teacher, Peter maintains a private studio, has taught courses and been guest lecturer at several universities, and is on the string faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival.

Peter attended Wilfrid Laurier University, Penn State University and Boston University for his Bachelors and Masters in viola performance, and diplomas in Chamber Music and Performance. Highlights from the past year include concerto performances in North Carolina, Boston, and at Northwestern University in Chicago; as well as concerts on the Boston SoHIP series and at the Amherst, Boston, and Vancouver Early Music Festivals. Peter performs on Baroque violins by Eugene Holtier, and violas by Warren Ellison and John Newton.

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