Rosemary O’Connor

Piano and Collaborative Piano

Pianist Rosemary O’Connor lives in Coquitlam BC where she performs chamber music regularly with Vancouver Symphony and Vancouver Opera musicians.   Rosemary co-produces and performs 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, Ari Barnes, Ian Swensen, Francois Houle, Anita Krause, Andrew Dawes, Catherine French, and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Borealis Quartet, among many others.

Rosemary has performed solo and chamber music concerts in Canada, the US, Germany and other European countries.  Her concerto appearances have elicited reviews such as “Pianist Defines Beethoven in her performance of Beethoven’s 4th Concerto” and  “She brought audible reactions and a standing ovation with the energy of her performance in Mozart’s Concerto K. 482 with original cadenzas."

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 with her husband Reg Quiring as a member of Davidsbundler Duo.  Other concerts include chamber music at Music By The Sea Festival (Victoria BC), VSO Chamber Players, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York,  Music at the Vineyards in Napa Valley,  Pender Harbor Festival BC,  Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, Sundays at 4 from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (live radio broadcast), among many others.

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. Rosemary is currently on the faculty at VSO School of Music and has been the Director of the Quiring Chamber Music Camp for 13 years.