Juan Sebastian joins the Orchestre de Chambre McGill as principal cellist

October 31, 2015

Juan will be performing as principal cellist of the McGill Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Boris Brott in their next concerts. Founded in Montreal in 1939, the OCM is one of Canada’s most established chamber orchestras having performed with many legendary musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, David Oïstrakh, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Yehudi Menuhin, and Glenn Gould, among […]

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Awarded the 2015 McBurney Fellowship to collaborate with the Batuta Foundation, Colombia.

October 25, 2015

The McBurney Fellowship’s mandate is to make a significant contribution to improving the health and social conditions of poor and marginalized populations in Latin America through the delivery of concrete and measurable interventions or service-based projects.   As a current McGill doctoral student in cello performance and as a McBurney Fellow, my activities in Colombia […]

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Guest cellist at the Festival Internacional de Artes de Tiradentes, Brazil.

September 1, 2015

Juan Sebastian was invited this last September to the 4th edition of the International Arts Festival of Tiradentes, a pinturesque colonial town in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. There, he joined renowned musicians such as soprano Eliane Coelho and violinist Daniel Rowland to perform chamber music works by Shostakovich, Janacek, Brahms and Schoenberg’s Pierrot […]

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