Beth Silver , cello, violin, theory and piano

Beth Silver is thrilled to be part of a community in which she can thrive on her intuition and creativity. Admired for her ability to paint in many colours through her instrument, she enjoys capturing character and spontaneity in music - especially amidst interactive chamber settings. A lover of many genres, Beth is equally at home in a classical ensemble as she is in a band exploring new voices for cello, though she holds an entirely Canadian classical-focused education. She acquired a Master of Music Performance from McGill University where she studied with Matt Haimovitz, and earned her Bachelor degree from University of Toronto as a student of Shauna Rolston and Rachel Mercer, preceding which she spent her high school years studying with Simon Fryer in Toronto. Beth is the recipient of numerous awards for her solo and chamber playing, including being the 2014 recipient of the Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award recognizing musical achievement in the Canadian Jewish community. She has performed in tours and festivals around the world, recently including Salzburg’s Kammermusik Festival, Ottawa Chamber Fest, Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival with the Toronto band Ozere, the Napa Valley Festival del Sole with Matt Haimovitz’s Uccello, and a Debut Atlantic tour with the Ladom Ensemble, with whom she has a Prairie Debut and Jeunesses Musicales tour in 2019. As hobbies, she enjoys painting, horticulture, and yoga.

  • Beth Silver on cello and Jenna Richards on piano