Lawrence Cherney (ON) (2008–10)

Lawrence Cher­ney is a mem­ber of the order of Cana­da, a recip­i­ent of two Lieu­tenant Governor’s Awards and the Chalmers Nation­al Music Award, and artis­tic direc­tor of Sound­streams Cana­da which he has, over the past 25 years, estab­lished to become one of the largest and most dynam­ic orga­ni­za­tions of its kind any­where in the world. He has per­formed exten­sive­ly as oboe soloist and recital­ist in Cana­da, the Unit­ed States, through­out Europe and in Israel. He has appeared as guest artist with the CBC Van­cou­ver Radio Orches­tra, the BBC Scot­tish Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra, the Man­i­to­ba Cham­ber Orches­tra, the Que­bec Sym­pho­ny, I Musi­ci de Mon­tre­al, the Amadeus Ensem­ble, the Orford String Quar­tet, the Col­orado Quar­tet and the Elmer Isel­er Singers, to name only a few. He has record­ed for sev­er­al record labels and for most major Euro­pean radio net­works. His record­ings have won three Juno nom­i­na­tions and have been prizewin­ners at the Ros­trum of Com­posers com­pe­ti­tion of the Euro­pean Broad­cast­ing Union.