Gregory Ewer, Violin
Violinist Gregory Ewer is a native of Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelor's degree in music performance from the University of Houston, and a Master's degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he also worked as a teaching assistant to Professor Sergiu Luca. During his years as a student, Gregory was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and performed regularly with the Houston Ballet Orchestra. In 2001 Gregory joined the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and has subsequently performed with the OSO as a soloist.
An enthusiast of early music, Gregory led the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra in HGO’s 1999 period production of Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, a first of its kind in Houston. He has collaborated with many early music specialists including Monica Huggett, Eric Milnes, John Holloway, and Sergiu Luca. A year before joining the Oregon Symphony, Gregory moved to Portland to help found the Magnolia Chamber Ensemble, a versatile group known for its period performances and commissions of new works. He continues to perform with many of the Northwest's premiere ensembles, including Portland Baroque Orchestra and Third Angle New Music Ensemble.
Gregory’s summer engagements have included performances at the Tanglewood Music Center, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Grand Teton Music Festival, Moab Music Festival, and the Montana Baroque Festival. Outside the classical realm, Gregory plays fiddle with the acclaimed Texas bluegrass band, Classical Grass, and the Irish ensemble, The Tulaigh Morh Trio.
Gregory recently completed a recording of the six string quintets of Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi for Cinnabar Records.
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