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Dr Charles Demuynck: Biography

Dr Charles Demuynck
1968 -
Region: Ontario

Dr Charles Demuynck

Charles Demuynck was Music Director of the Oakville Chamber Orchestra from 1995 to 2002 and returned in 2007 to make music with his friends. He has guest conducted extensively in Europe and the U.S. and with the following Canadian orchestras: Orchestra London, Mississauga Symphony, Oshawa­-Durham Symphony, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Prince George Symphony, National Academy Orchestra, Royal Conservatory New Music Ensemble, Lethbridge Symphony, North York Concert Orchestra and the Philharmonie des Jeunes d'Ottawa-Carleton. His CD of Beethoven's Symphony No.8 and Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2 with pianist Garnet Ungar and the Varna Philharmonic is on the Americus label (www.americuscd.com). He is the Artistic Director of Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra, which is devoted to performing the great works for chorus and orchestra (www.masterworksofoakville.ca). His previous posts include: Music Director of the Brampton Symphony Orchestra, City Centre Musical Productions (Mississauga); Assistant Conductor of the Knoxville (TN) Symphony; Music Director, Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra (LA); Director of Orchestras at the University of Evansville (IN), and Conducting Apprentice of the Hartford Symphony. He is the Music Director at St Andrew's Catholic Church, Oakville, and has also been music director at Stouffville United Church and Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, Mississauga. A native of Dawson Creek, BC, Charles Demuynck holds a doctorate in conducting from the Hartt School in Hartford, Conn. He also holds conducting degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and the University of Toronto. In addition, he is an active composer for a wide variety of instruments and ensembles, and his works have been performed on both sides of the Canada /US border.