Jan in 35 Pieces
A Memoir in Music
Publisher: Porcupine’s Quill
In his memoir, Jan in 35 Pieces, acclaimed cellist Ian Hampton recounts his years of music and camaraderie, ably capturing his life-long dedication to the history and culture of classical musical performance. Structured as if it were a concert, the book revolves around thirty-five compositions that have influenced the course of Ian’s long career.
Ian Hampton is an acclaimed cellist, educator and administrator. After stints with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh String Quartet, he taught at a number of American institutions, before moving to Canada to become principal cellist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Ian is a founding member of the Purcell String Quartet and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Langley Community Music School.