Fiddling Sensation Calvin Vollrath with Jeremy Russo
Sports View Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre
Calvin Vollrath is one of Canada's most outstanding, award-winning virtuosic fiddlers! Calvin will be accompanied by the incredibly gifted Jeremy Rusu. Calvin’s love for music began at an early age when he used to mimic his father Art "Lefty" Vollrath with two butter knives. His father developed his own reputation as a great fiddler and passed on the family tradition. Calvin was raised on the Don Messer’s Jubilee and at the age of 8, received his first fiddle. It was soon apparent Calvin was a natural. At 13, he entered his first fiddle contest and at the age of 17, he was already winning the Championship class. Calvin was twice crowned the Grand North American Old Tyme Fiddle Champion.
A musical prodigy, to date, he has composed near 700 tunes, many of which have become standard contest and dance tunes across North America & Europe. His influence in the fiddle world is very evident. He has to his credit, 72 of his own albums, numerous music books of his original compositions and an instructional DVD. Calvin was commissioned to compose 5 fiddle tunes for the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Opening Ceremonies to represent the various styles of fiddling our country has to offer.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open for dinner service at 6:00 pm.
Tickets are available through Beacon Ridge Productions.