Pianist Rosemary O’Connor lives in Coquitlam BC where she performs regularly with various chamber ensembles including the Quiring Chamber Players and Davidsbundler Duo with her husband, violist Reg Quiring. Locally she has also been invited to collaborate with Pro Nova Ensemble, Trio Accord, Standing Wave Ensemble, and Simon Fraser University’s Contemporary Chamber Players. 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 VSO concertmaster Dale Barltrop, Principal cellist Ari Barnes, Ian Swensen, Francois Houle, Anita Krause, Andrew Dawes, Catherine French, and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Vancouver Symphony.
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 and Pasadena Conservatory of Music. She is the currently the director of the Quiring Chamber Music Camp in Vancouver and teaches at the Quiring Music School in Coquitlam. Her primary goal in teaching is to create a lasting and positive connection to music in each student. With that relationship in place, the side effects are magical!
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 with 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).
Rosemary’s CD (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.
She has also produced a CD of viola and piano works as a member of Davidsbundler Duo. 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.