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Murray Visscher, MMus

  • Murray Visscher
Sessional Faculty - Classical Guitar


Murray Visscher has performed a wide variety of music for audiences in Canada and the United States. Although his formal education is primarily in Classical music, his diverse background has put him on stage with jazz performers such as Ian MacDougall and Juno award winner Hugh Fraser. Notable performances include the premier live radio broadcast of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, an event that featured American guitarist David Tanenbaum as soloist.

Murray performs frequently with colleagues Ralph Maier and Brad Mahon as “The Oberon Guitar Trio”. In 2009 the trio released their debut cd entitled “Music of Our Time” and since then numerous works have been written for and dedicated to the group. In 2010 Murray released his first solo recording, “The Early Romantic Guitar” (Titania) featuring some of the less familiar works of the 19th century performed on a replica of an instrument from the period. Daniel Bolshoy describes the recording as “…a valuable resource for guitar lovers and students….”.

Murray Visscher is in demand as a performer and educator and is currently on the faculty of Mount Royal University Conservatory and Ambrose University in Calgary. Murray is the Coordinator of Guitar Studies for the Conservatory’s “Academy for Gifted Youth” as well as the director of Mount Royal’s annual “Classical GuitarfestWest”. He adjudicates frequently at festivals and competitions throughout Western Canada and has served on the editing team for the Royal Conservatory of Music’s guitar series “Bridges”.