Keith is an alumnus of The International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, the Sarasota Music Festival, Morningside Music Bridge, classes at The Banff Centre, and the Chamber Music Program at Le Domaine Forget. Keith has also performed as Principal violist with The Banff Festival Orchestra, The Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and the Sarasota Festival Orchestra. He is a winner of the Stratford Symphony’s Emerging Artists Competition, The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition and was recently featured on CBC Radio 2 as one of this year Next! artists.
Mr. Hamm received his training The Glenn Gould Sc hool under the instruction of Steven Dann and at The Mount Royal Conservatory studying with Nicholas Pulos. Other influences include Pinchas Zukerman, Roger Tapping, Ian Swenson, and members of the London Haydn Quartet, and the Cleveland Quartet.
A dedicated chamber musician, Keith has shared the stage with Anssi Kartunnen, Ernst Kovacic, Richard Lester, Robert Max and members of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and Smithsonian Chamber Players. Keith has been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival as guest violist with the Royal Conservatory’s ARC Ensemble, the SweetWater Music Festival in Owen Sound, and at Music By The Sea in Bamfield, BC