Friday, January 7, 2011

Campbell River Mirror - Virtuoso fiddler plays house concert

Some people are born to play music. By the age of three, Ivonne Hernandez was playing violin by ear, everything from her mother’s favourite Maritime reels to her father’s Chilean folk music roots.

A child prodigy, she soon was playing guitar, piano, cello, flute, and percussion before joining Daniel Lapp’s BC Fiddle Orchestra. While still in her pre-teens, Hernandez played on the Orchestra’s Fiddleharmonic CD, and before 60,000 at a Commonwealth Games performance with the Crash Test Dummies.

Hernandez has mastered Canada’s traditional fiddle music as well as classical, klezmer, Scottish and Irish fiddling, combining all these influences in her recordings and performances.

She embodies the country’s 21st century multiculturalism, and her music reflects the new century’s marriage of cultural influences.

You can find out more about her and hear some of her music at

She is well-known in B.C., having been born and raised in Victoria. She presently resides in Boston, Massachusetts, but will be in B.C. in January and has agreed to come all the way to Merville to participate in the popular house concert series, with a performance on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20, $10 for children, and this includes hot drinks and our famous dessert buffet.

All the money raised goes directly to the performer. Because the concert takes place in a private home, seating is limited.

For more information and to reserve tickets call 250-337-5337.

Campbell River Mirror - Virtuoso fiddler plays house concert

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