“Kirk Elliott is the Leonardo da Vinci of music.” Max Ferguson, CBC
“Disgustingly talented.” BBC Radio
Quicklink to CD: Widdershins: http://www.pipistrellemusic.com/kirk-elliott/widdershins/
KIRK ELLIOTT lives in Toronto, where he composes and performs music for a wide variety of early and modern instruments for film, concert and television. Kirk was Music Director for Jurgen Gothe’s recent one-man show produced for the Vancouver International Wine Festival, ‘Up Your Glass.’ He has produced and composed music from the Toronto Dance Theatre, Danny Grossman Dance Company, Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Dancemakers, the National Ballet, National Film Board of Canada and the Discovery Channel.
As a performer, Kirk is a member of Ensemble Polaris; has played in concert with the Toronto Consort; toured across North America with Sharon, Lois and Bram; and introduced children to Celtic, jazz, rock, old-time fiddle and Elizabethan music as a guest with the Victoria and Kingston Symphony Orchestras.
Kirk has released over a dozen CDs of original music for adults and children, one of which won a Juno Award, and his Sing a Song of Mother Goose, released by Harper Collins in tandem with a book, sold over 50,000 copies. In 2002 he was nominated for a Dora Award for outstanding musical direction of Theatre Columbus’s production of Gynty (Peer Gynt), and he numbered amongst the top ten fiddlers at the 2002 Canadian All-Time Fiddle Contest in Shelburne, Ont.
“A one man cottage industry of sound.” Jurgen Gothe, CBC