Patti Kusturok

Patti Kusturok (Lamoureux) is a Canadian fiddler, performer, teacher, and composer who is known as "Canada's old-time fiddling sweetheart."[1] She resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she teaches fiddling. She performs frequently in addition to teaching at workshops and music camps each summer. She has taught at the Emma Lake Fiddle Camp, Shivering Strings Fiddle Camp in Winnipeg, and Falcon Lake Fiddle Camp.[2][3] Her son, Alex Kusturok is also a champion fiddler.[4]

Patti Kusturok
ResidenceWinnipeg, Manitoba
NationalityCanadian
OccupationMusician
Known forFiddle
ChildrenAlex Kusturok
HonoursCanadian grand master fiddle champion
Websitehttps://www.pattikusturok.com/home

Kusturok began playing fiddle at age four according to the Suzuki Method.[1] Her playing is characterized by a pulsating, rhythmical lilt and often referred to as one the "smoothest fiddle players in North America." Patti has attributed her playing style to having a loose bowing wrist and allowing her fingers to move on the bow as she is playing.[5] Her style is described as part Métis and part Québecois.[6] Her musical influences include Calvin Vollrath, Reg Bouvette and Graham Townsend.[7]

In 2015 she published 365 videos of herself playing a new fiddle tune every day in an event called "Patti Kusturok's 365 Days of Fiddle Tunes."[8][9][10]

Awards

  • Canadian Junior Fiddle Champion (1985)
  • 3-time Champion at the Pembroke, ON fiddle competition
  • 6 time Manitoba Fiddle Champion
  • 3 time Grand North American Champion
  • Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship in Ottawa, ON (1994, 1995, 1996). Kusturok was the first woman in the history of Canada to win the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship and the very first person from Western Canada.[6][11]
  • Induction into the Manitoba Fiddle Association Hall of Fame (2010) Induction into the North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame (July 31, 2016)

Albums

Year Album
1983 Fiddle fingers[12]
1985 Cross Canada Fiddling[13]
1986 Prairie fire[14]
1987 A touch of heritage[15]
1993 More old time fiddling [16]
1994 20 years of fiddling. Vol. 1 [17]
1994 20 years of fiddling. Vol. 2 [18]
1999 Y2Kusturok[19]
Bowing the strings
Plums in the cooler
Once more... with feel...
100% Danceable
2018 Momentum

References

  1. "Patti Kusturok - North American Fiddlers' Hall of Fame". Manitoba Fiddle Association. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  2. "Instructors". Falcon Lake Fiddle Camp. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  3. "International Music Camp Fiddlers Hall of Fame". Manitoba Fiddle Association. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  4. "Alex Kusturok". Ryan Keplin. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  5. "A Patti Kusturok Interview about Old-Time Fiddling and Learning to Play - StringVibe". StringVibe. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  6. "The Solstice Concerts". The Solstice Concerts. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  7. Prest, Ashley (2016-08-02). "Winnipeg fiddler named one of North America's best". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  8. "Winnipeg fiddle player posts 365th video of herself playing a new tune, completes year-long goal". CBC News. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  9. Music, Manitoba. "Patti Kusturok's 365 Days of Fiddle Tunes". Indigenous Music. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  10. gwo798. "Patti Kusturok -- 365 Days of Fiddle Tunes -- Made in Manitoba". PembinaValleyOnline.com. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  11. "Top Canadian Grand Master Champions | Canadian Grand Masters (CGMFA-ACGMV)". cgmfa-acgmv.ca. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  12. Fiddle fingers, P. Kusturok, 1983, retrieved 2018-03-11
  13. Cross Canada fiddling, Goodtyme Productions, 1985, retrieved 2018-03-10
  14. Prairie fire, [Patti Kusturok], 1986, retrieved 2018-03-11
  15. A touch of heritage, Banff, 1987, retrieved 2018-03-11
  16. More old time fidddling [sic, Patti Kusturok, 1993, retrieved 2018-03-11
  17. 20 years of fiddling. Vol. 1 Vol. 1, Patti Kusturok, 1994, retrieved 2018-03-11
  18. 20 years of fiddling. Vol. II Vol. II, Patti Kusturok, 1994, retrieved 2018-03-11
  19. Y2Kusturok, Patti Kusturok, 2000, retrieved 2018-03-10
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