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Rehearsal Hall Sessions: Royce Rich

sat29jun8:00 pmsat9:00 pmRehearsal Hall Sessions: Royce Rich8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

Time

(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-07:00)

Location

Evergreen Cultural Centre Rehearsal Hall

1205 Pinetree Way

Event Details

ABOUT THE SHOW

Royce Rich, a rising virtuoso, plays at Evergreen for one night only! An award-winning violinist who has performed all over the world, Rich has already established himself as a force of nature in Canada. Join us for a spectacular program that includes classical and contemporary pieces, accompanied by the piano, and witness the stunning display of musicianship that will enthral you.  

ABOUT ROYCE RICH

Royce Rich is establishing himself as one of Canada’s up-and-coming concert instrumentalists.  In July 2021, he was listed as one of CBC Music’s “Top 30 Under 30 Hot Canadian Musicians” for the release of his debut studio album entitled Short Stories. In July 2015, Royce was awarded the coveted Gabora Prize in Italy at the Casalmaggiore International Festival, and has since appeared on concert stages as a solo artist and chamber musician across Canada, the USA, Italy, and Germany. He has performed as guest artist with the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, Lions Gate Sinfonia Orchestra, Durham Chamber Orchestra, Smazal Chamber Orchestra, and twice with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra.  

Royce’s violin students have graduated with top marks in performance exams through the methodologies of The Royal Conservatory of Music. He completed his formal post-secondary classical music training at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he obtained his Bachelors of Music Degree, as well as completed one full year in the conservatory’s Artist Diploma Program as a full-scholarship recipient of The Jack Whiteside Scholarship. Royce started taking violin lessons and performing at the age of five years old – he has studied with some of North America’s leading violin pedagogues, namely, with Victor Danchenko, Martina Smazal, Taras Gabora, and Mayumi Seiler.  

In March of 2021, Royce was thrilled to have self-produced and released his debut album entitled Short Stories – a collection of beloved encore pieces with pianist, Jeanie Chung. Short Stories the album is currently available to stream and download on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Amazon Music. 

He has performed solo recitals and chamber music recitals for such concerts series across Vancouver and Toronto, such as West Vancouver Community Arts Council, Arts at One hosted by Douglas College, Music Friends, The Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, Chabad Richmond, Vancouver Chinese Garden, Newmann Production, Concerts @ 100, St. Andrew’s Noon Hour, KnoxVan Events, Clearly Musical Home Concerts, West Vancouver Memorial Library, Vancouver Playback Theatre, Richmond Potters’ Club, Civic Plaza North Vancouver, Shipyards Square, among other concert and recital series.  

Royce has cultivated a following on the internet via his online community on the social media app Instagram (@roycerichmusical). As of February of 2023, he has produced weekly music-related content for his curated series: “Tuesday Tunes”. 

Aside from performing, recording and teaching music across Vancouver and Toronto, Royce loves swimming, cycling, running, hiking, listening to Retrowave and Dreamwave music, and getting together with friends over coffee.