Kelli Trottier with Bowfire
Bowfire is the Total String Experience… Virtuosity in the hands of Masters.
The hottest new show to hit the stage is quickly
becoming a major international success. It is at once an exceptionally
high quality music experience and a fast paced theatrically staged show.
Bowfire has continually proven itself to be a “must
see” event everywhere it is presented, with audiences clamoring for more
and standing ovations routine. Bowfire presents an “All Star Show” of
the finest lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosos ever assembled on one
stage. It takes its audiences on a musical journey that moves seamlessly
from Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Celtic, Rock, Gypsy, World, Texas
Swing and Ottawa Valley and Cape Breton styles and mixes in incredible
step and tap dancing and a beautiful voice. All of this gets wrapped
around a fast-paced show with first class production values that include
great sound, choreography, dramatic lighting, set design and costumes.
The Bowfire company is composed of virtuoso string
players who are at the forefront of their respective styles, combined
with equally gifted and respected backup musicians: piano/keyboards,
bass, drums/percussion, guitars and cello. Fiddlers in the company are
world-class step dancers and tap dancers. This avalanche of talent is
brought together under the guidance of Creator and Artistic Director,
Lenny Solomon and Broadway acclaimed Stage Director, Stafford Arima.
Formed in June 2000, Bowfire made its debut
performance the following month at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany.
Audience response was wildly enthusiastic, and the group was
subsequently invited to perform on the Governor-General’s Awards
telecast, the Canadian equivalent of the United States’ Kennedy Center
The ensemble made its American debut in a series of
performances during the summer of 2001 in New York City, and embarked on
their first U.S. tour during the 2002-2003 season. In December 2003
Bowfire made its Asian debut with performances in Taiwan. Bowfire has
enjoyed many highly successful touring seasons since then and is
currently touring North America, with over 100 performance dates
scheduled for 2008.
Bowfire is a one of a kind musical and theatrical
experience which strings together one show-stopping hit after another in
a fast paced theatrically staged production.