Guest Artist Recital
John Grew, university organist at McGill University in Montreal, performs music of the Baroque and modern eras on the UW’s famed
John Grew, organ
John Grew is a leading figure among Canadian organists. He is the University Organist and chair of the organ area at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. His teaching career has spanned over thirty years. He established the Early Music program, the largest of its kind in Canada. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill University in recognition of his outstanding achievements with his students.
In 1986 he founded, in his native province of Nova Scotia, Musique Royale, an early music festival for which he is still musical advisor. His recordings have been received with critical acclaim. Grew's artistry is best described by a critic for London's "Daily Telegraph" who wrote "...it takes an artist of Mr. Grew's exceptional quality to stress the scale, variety and eloquence of Couperin ... he relishes the music's gravity and boldly-questioning manner."< Back