Directors

Matthew White | Artistic Director

604-732-1610 ext 2005 | matthew@earlymusic.bc.ca

Before joining Early Music Vancouver as Artistic Director at the beginning of the 2013-14 Season, Matthew White gained international acclaim as one of Canada’s leading countertenors, and as the founding director of the Quebec-based ensemble Les Voix Baroques. Matthew White was born in 1973 and began singing as a treble with St. Matthew’s Men and Boys Choir in Ottawa, Canada.

Operatic engagements included work with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Atelier, and Pacific Opera Victoria among others.

On the concert stage he worked with groups including Bach Collegium Japan (Masaaki Suzuki), Collegium Vocale Ghent (Phillipe Herrewheghe, Marcus Creed, H.C Rademann), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), Nederlands BachVereniging (Jos van Veldhoven), Arsys Bourgogne (Pierre Cao), Tafelmusik (Jeanne Lamon, Yvars Taurins), Les Violons du Roy (Bernard Labadie), Ensemble Arion, Portland Baroque Orchestra (Monica Huggett), Concerto Palatino (Bruce Dickey), the New York Collegium (Andrew Parrott), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), Oregon Bach Festival (Helmuth Rilling, John Nelson), Carmel Bach Festival (Bruno Weil), Capella Brugensis (Patrick Peire), Israel Camerata, San Francisco Symphony, Toronto Symphony, the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, Calgary Symphony, Edmonton Symphony and Portland Symphony. He has a appeared at the Vancouver, Boston, Brugges, Ambronay, Regensburg, Stift Melk and Utrecht Early Music Festivals.

In addition to his current work with EMV, Matthew is the programming director for Montreal’s Les Voix Baroques and is an artistic consultant for the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. He is both a Juno and Grammy nominated artist and has recorded for Analekta, Atma, Channel Classics, CBC records, ASV, BIS, Naxos, Glossa, and Harmonia Mundi.

Tim Rendell | Interim Managing Director

604-732-1610 ext 2006 | tim@earlymusic.bc.ca

Tim brings over 35 years of experience in general management and financial management in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors in BC and Alberta. His not for profit experience includes serving as General Manager of one of Canada’s major symphony orchestras, President of a major international music competition and Interim CEO for The David Suzuki Foundation.

His community service work includes serving as committee member for the Edmonton Community Foundation and The Calgary Foundation, and sitting on the Board of the Naramata Centre. In 2003, Tim was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Alberta for his community work in the cultural sector.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working in public practice in Vancouver and Edmonton, he has served in senior management roles in manufacturing, banking, commercial real estate, and the legal services industry. Most recently he has served as Principal of Allegro Management Services, providing contract management services in the Greater Vancouver area.With a BA in Economics and MBA from University of British Columbia, Tim is also a designated Family Enterprise Adviser.

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