Meet the Ezra Duo, a viola and piano duo with Jacob Clewell and Sasha Bult-Ito!
Formed at the Glenn Gould School in 2016, the Ezra Duo quickly established itself as a performing ensemble of the highest caliber. The duo racked up a string of early performances, including Britten’s Lachrymae in a masterclass for violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and Hindemith’s Rhapsodic Sonata Op. 11, No. 4 for the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and again in Mazzoleni Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Ezra made its debut in Koerner Hall with the same sonata, performing in a prelude concert for the Royal
Conservatory Orchestra. The duo has had the opportunity to play for distinguished artists such as Leon Fleisher, James Ehnes, Richard O’Neill, James Dunham, David Louie, and John Perry. Jacob and Sasha have represented the Glenn Gould School in an outreach recital for members of Baycrest Hospital, and were featured in a Koerner Hall postlude recital for Nicola Benedetti and the Venice Baroque Orchestra. This summer, Ezra appeared at the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, Nova Scotia, performing on the Young Artist recital Series. Most recently, Ezra was announced the first-prize winner of the Golden Classical Music Awards (USA) and Grand Prize Virtuoso (Austria) competitions. Upcoming concerts feature programs highlighting women in music, including sonatas by Jennifer Higdon, Libby Larsen, and Rebecca Clarke, among others, in a reengagement at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, as well as on recitals in Toronto, Atlanta, Santa Fe, and New York City.