Director and Piano
Pianist Rosemary O’Connor is an avid chamber musician who collaborates regularly with members of the VSO and Opera orchestras and co-produces at the Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Chamber Music Series. In this capacity she has performed with guest artists such as Ian Swensen, Anita Krause, Dale Barlthrop , Francois Houle, Andy Dawes, Catherine French, and members of the St. Lawrence Quartet. Rosemary has performed solo and chamber music concerts in the US, Canada, and Europe. Other concerts include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Music at the Vinyards in Napa Valley, Pender Harbor, Chintimini Chamber Music Festival in Oregon, Sundays at 4 from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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 in Los Angeles and Pasadena Conservatory of Music. Rosemary currently teaches at the VSO School of Music and at her home studio in Coquitlam. For the past eight years she has been the Director of the Quiring Chamber Music Camp which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019.