Elburz & Bach come from diverse backgrounds, but they have been united as classical music rogues in the multicultural hub that is Toronto. As lifelong performers (Elburz excels with a trombone while Bach’s staple is the violin), the live aspect of the collaboration has always been priority number one. Elburz & Bach have a deep understanding of the energy exchange that occurs between audiences and performers. Appearances are reserved for venues that cater to experimental artists, put real importance on sound quality and room acoustics, and have the capability to showcase the visual aspect in a way that complements the overall delivery of the artists’ work.
While the partnership is relatively new at 6 months young, both members have broad solo experience. Elburz has extensive classical experience, performing with such notable collectives as the Canadian Wind Orchestra, the Bermuda Heritage Philharmonic Orchestra and the “Masters Project Recital” in Val d’Isere, France. He was also a guest soloist with the University of Toronto Wind Symphony, and has performed at more contemporary events such as the Hillside Festival, the S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, the Colorado Underground Music Showcase and Rock the Beach. Most recently, Elburz did a live performance as part of Nuit Blanche 2011.
Bach, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a Kiwanis Open Competition winner, has been a performing violinist since his early youth. His performance resumé includes Rifflandia, Hillside Festival, Harrison Fest, Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Folk on the Rocks, Cherry Bomb, Washington Saldef, What’s Classical and Nuit Blanche. More recently Bach has taken to the studio to remix a variety of different artists such as Mellee Fresh, Che Dubois, Subfractal and Jully Black. As part of the electronic DJ duo Gridmode, Bach has played gigs at the most popular electronic venues in Toronto such as Footwork, Li’ly Lounge and the Guvernment (both the Acid Lounge and the Gallery). They also appear regularly at the infamous Comfort Zone.