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William Beauvais: Biography

William Beauvais
1956 -
Region: Ontario

William Beauvais

Canadian classical guitar icon [Calgary - 2012 media release] William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over thirty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, the Oberon Guitar Trio and guitarist Jeffrey McFadden. He has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR and York University and his music has been heard in Switzerland, Denmark, the U.K., Turkey, South Korea, Australia and Argentina, and is published by Les Productions D’OZ.

His CDs [available through the Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service] include Unspoken Dreams: rumi stories, Invisible Cities, A Bridge Beyond (with guitarist Stephen Wingfield), Bridges (with guitarist Brian Katz), and Traces. He has also recorded CDs with the Evergreen Club Gamelan, and composers Michael Hynes and Gerarld Berg.

As a performer William has performed in Seoul, South Korea, Istanbul and most recently in Calgary for Guitarfest West. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble and Tapestry New Opera. He was a featured artist with Youth and Music Canada, touring with them and has performed over a hundred school concerts with the Toronto Symphony Education program.

William’s collaborators include: Terrill MacGuire [dancer], Ariel Balevi [storyteller], Steve McCabe [Poet] and Eugene Martynec [midi-ax].

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