Pianist Rosemary O’Connor lives near Vancouver Canada where she performs regularly with various chamber ensembles including the Quiring Chamber Players and Davidsbündler Duo with her husband, violist Reg Quiring. Locally she has been invited to collaborate with Pro Nova Ensemble, Trio Accord and Standing Wave Ensemble. Rosemary co-produces and performs regularly at the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Chamber Music Series as a member of the Quiring Chamber Players along with guest artists such as Ian Swensen, Anita Krause, Dale Barlthrop , Francois Houle, Andrew Dawes, Catherine French, members of the St. Lawrence Quartet, Vancouver Symphony and Borealis Quartet.
Rosemary’s CD recording (ORF label) of Austrian composer Richard Stoehr’s piano music was featured on CBC Radio’s Espace Musique with Alain Lefevre as well as CFRO’s “West Coast Classics”, and ORF Radio in Vienna. She has also produced a CD of viola and piano works as a member of Davidsbündler Duo.
Rosemary has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the US, Canada, Germany, Lithuania, Brussels, Portugal and Italy. Her concerto appearances have elicited reviews such as “ Pianist defines Beethoven” in her performance of Beethoven’s 4th Concerto (Redlands Symphony) and “She brought audible reactions and a standing ovation with the energy of her performance” in Mozart’s Concerto K. 482 with original cadenzas (San Bernardino Symphony). Other concerts include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Music at the Vinyards in Napa Valley, Pender Harbor Festival BC, Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Oregon, Sundays at 4 from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (live radio broadcast), Midi de Minimes festival in Brussels, Alora Festival in Ontario.
Rosemary’s love for teaching is inspired by her wonderfully varied mentors who include John Perry (University of Southern California, Los Angeles) . Nelita True (Eastman School of Music Rochester New York), Robert Levin (Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany) , Tibor Szasz (Musikhochschule Freiburg) and Vitaly Margulis (University of California, Los Angeles). She held teaching Assistantships at Eastman School and UCLA, and has taught on the faculties at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Rosemary currently teaches at the Quiring Chamber Music School in Coquitlam, BC. and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music in Vancouver. She is also currently the director of the Quiring Chamber Music Camp in Vancouver.