Once star Jeff Hamacher, BMus’93, finds magic at Western

At Western, Jeff Hamacher, BMus’93, did it all – from playing with full symphony orchestras and the early music program, to Purple Patches and pit orchestra performances in the early days of the school’s opera studio. “Coming to Western, the faculty had such a broad variety of channels for students to learn. It was the breadth of opportunities I really came to appreciate, looking back on it now.”

Since 2004, Hamacher has taught guitar and cello privately at his home studio and for organizations such as the Queen’s Conservatory of Music. He has also performed with the Kingston Symphony and, as of the 2012-13 season, was appointed the principal cellist of the Melos Chamber Orchestra.

Hamacher said Western “planted the seeds of understanding” in allowing his career to flourish as a classical musician and actor. He appeared in the Grand Theatre’s production of the Tony Award-winning musical Once in the fall of 2017.

Read full article (Western News, October 19, 2017)
Photo: Paul Mayne/Western News

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