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13 Mar

Martin Kratky plays Bach…

Author: Travis
I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great anglers in the last little while. A few of whom are stellar musicians (among other things!) one of those is Martin Kratky. I'm honored to have Martin's cello work on the soundtrack of Spring Creek.  Today Martin warmed up for his evening concert by stopping by the Centre for Arts and Technology and dropping a little Bach down. Big shout out to Sean Perdue who recorded the session and whose group "Almost a Few" will appear on the Spring Creek soundtrack as well.  In the clip above Martin was practicing the piece getting ready to record, I just left the camera on floor rolling. The final mix is still being mastered by Sean, so this will have to do for now.  Thanks to Martin and Sean for their work today. Check out Martin's bio below... this boy has got the mad cello skills. "Praised as an "expressive and profound" cellist and "versatile musician". Martin Kratky is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, holding Bachelor's and Master's degrees in cello performance and early music. He completed two residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and has participated in the SOCMI, Aria, and Soundfest chamber music festivals. From 2004-2006, Martin served as principal cellist of the Saskatoon Symphony, making his concerto debut with a CBC recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto.  Dedicated to teaching, he has continuosly maintained a studio of several private students. During 2006-2007, he assisted baroque violinist Stanley Ritchie as cellist and continuo player for PhD students at Indiana University's school of music. Now he serves as principal cellist of the Kamloops Symphony, and teaches on faculty at the Kelowna Community Music School and the Penticton Academy of Music." More Later T>

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