An Encounter with Brahms, Henryson, and Rota


David Dias da Silva, clarinet
Cameron Crozman, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Together for the first time on stage, clarinetist David Dias da Silva, cellist Cameron Crozman, and pianist Philip Chiu will perform a repertoire marked by contrast. Discover a trio of JM Canada artists, brought together specifically for this recital, who will explore the neo-Romantic and postmodern styles of Rota and Henryson as well as perform the iconic and dramatic Brahms trio with passion.



J. BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Trio in A minor for clarinet, cello and piano, Op. 114

N. ROTA (1911-1979)
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano

S. HENRYSON (born 1963)
Suite Off pist



David Dias da Silva, clarinet
Born in Montreal and raised in a Portuguese family, David studied at the Escola Profissional de Música de Viana do Castelo and at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo in Porto, Portugal, with professors Iva Barbosa and Antonio Saiote. He has earned a master’s degree in orchestra performance and a Soloist Diploma from the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel, Switzerland, under the tutelage of François Benda, and an Artist Diploma from McGill University in Montreal, in the clarinet classes of Jean-François Normand and Alain Desgagné.
A grand prize winner of both the Prix d’Europe and the Canadian Music Competition’s Stepping Stone in 2016, he has earned national and international prizes (Canada, France, Italie, États-Unis, Suisse, Espagne, Belgique et Portugal).
He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and had a contract position as principal clarinet with the Sinfonieorchester Basel and as a co-principal clarinet with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. At the moment, apart his career as a soloist and as a chamber music musician, he lives a freelancing life playing regularly with the Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal, Musikkollegium Winterthur (Switzerland), Orquestra Gulbenkian (Portugal) Toronto Symphony Orchestra and East-West Chamber Orchestra.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Orchestre National des Jeunes de Montreal, Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville, Edmonton Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre Metropolitain de Montreal, Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland), among others.

Cameron Crozman, cello
A cellist “with a rich imagination and a keen mind” (Diapason), Cameron Crozman is recognized as one of Canada’s rising stars. Winner of the 2021 Virgnia Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, he is a Radio-Canada Classical Revelation artist 2019-2020 and regularly appears in recital and as a soloist with major orchestras in North America and Europe. An avid collaborator and chamber musician, Cameron regularly shares the stage with world-renowned artists including James Ehnes, Augustin Hadelich, André Laplante, and James Campbell. After studies with Paul Pulford in Canada, Cameron attended the Paris Conservatory in the class of Michel Strauss. He was also a laureate of Gautier Capuçon’s 2016–2017 Classe d’Excellence at the Louis Vuitton Foundation. His debut recording for ATMA Classique has known a critical and public acclaim. Cameron is the founder and artistic director of ClassicalValley—in the Okanagan Valley—and the Edeta Arts International Chamber Music Festival in Llíria in Spain.

Philip Chiu, piano
“A pianist painter who transforms each musical idea into a beautiful array of colours” (La Presse), Philip Chiu is acclaimed for his brilliant pianism, sensitive listening, and a stage presence that eschews the hermit-pianist image in favour of openness, authenticity, and connection with audiences. Philip concertizes extensively as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed recitals and chamber music concerts all across Canada, France, Japan and United States. Chamber music partners have included James Ehnes, Emmanuel Pahud, Regis Pasquier, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Bomsori Kim, Johannes Moser, and Raphael Wallfisch among others. Sought-after pianist, he is regularly invited to teach at numerous music academies and to accompany national and international competitions in Canada and the United States. Recipient of numerous scholarships, Philip is one of Canada’s most renowned pianists, with numerous recordings to his credit.


*JM Canada reserves the right to modify the repertoire without prior notice.

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