Joseph Petric is internationally regarded as a major artistic force in the modern revival of the accordion. As concerto soloist he has performed with the BBC Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Concertante di Chicago, and the Camerata Roman of Sweden. He was the first accordionist to successfully audition for London’s BBC Radio3 and is a mainstay of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Société Radio-Canada. Supported by international managements he has enjoyed return invitations to tour for Columbia Artists, Jeunesses Musicales, and the John Lewis Partnership. As a champion of new music he has appeared at IRCAM, Tanglewood Festival, Huddersfield, Phillips Gallery, Southbank London, Kennedy Centre, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Seiji Ozawa Hall, and the Glenn Gould Studio. An interpreter of extraordinary artistic range, Petric has commissioned 203 works for accordion including 11 concerti. He has single handedly developed a new accordion performance art with the creation of 26 electroacoustic works with accordion for computer, interactive software and video. His long standing artistic collaborations with Alain Trudel, Normand Forget, Guy Few, David Mott, the Penderecki Quartet and Pentaèdre have been described by the international media as “poetic… sumptuous… brilliant…” The art of adaptation and building audiences is integral to Petric’s opus as is his respect for memory. He was the first accordionist to perform and record the complete Organ Trio Sonatasof J.S. Bach, and keyboard works by C.P.E. Bach, Scarlatti, Soler on disc. His discography of more than 30 titles includes the release of the Berio Sequenzasand a JUNO and Prix Opus nomination. Joseph Petric studied musicology with Rika Maniates, performance with Hugo Noth and J. Macerollo, and plays an instrument of his own designbuilt by Canadian Leo Niemi in 1994.