With “exceptional intonation and a tangible empathy” (Gramophone Magazine), Canadian violinist Kerry
DuWors is an acclaimed soloist and chamber musician. A versatile artist, DuWors collaborates with an
array of ensembles from her duo work to leading chamber orchestras. Described as having a
“commanding combination of strength, sweetness and brightness” (WholeNote Magazine), she has
performed across Canada, the US, Japan, Central Asia, Europe, Mexico and New Zealand. She recently
toured Portugal, Armenia and Georgia with JUNO-award winning jazz pianist and composer David Braid.
Memorable performances with James Ehnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Montreal's collectif9 and
New York's The Knights. She has been a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg
Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
2023 projects include guest artist residencies and Sonata Seminar at Indiana University with long-time
duo526 piano partner Futaba Niekawa, Turkish-Classical Music project “Continuum” for Winnipeg’s
Virtuosi Concert Series, Prairie Debut violin-piano recitals in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Manitoba
première of Luis Ramirez’s Immigration Suite, and collaborations with Ryan Davis a.k.a Radia for
Kerry DuWors has won prestigious awards including Grand Prize at the 26th Eckhardt-Gramatté
Competition, Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music Excellence, University of Toronto Eaton Graduate
Scholarship, and two Canada Council Career Development Grants. She is a four-time laureate of the
Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank. DuWors currently plays on a modern Felix Krafft
violin modelled after the 1735 ‘Plowden’ Guarneri.
Curiosity drives DuWors’ academic and musical study through creative projects, artist residencies (Banff
Centre, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Leighton Artists, Indiana University), commissions, premières,
masterclasses, and community outreach. Her mentors include Lorand Fenyves, Charles Castleman, Scott
St. John, Jean Barr, and the Lafayette String Quartet. Committed to pedagogy and mentorship, DuWors
has been Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at Brandon University since 2003.