Described by the press as a musician of “huge physical energy,” Vancouver-based flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor has performed across North America, Europe, Australia, and Israel, with appearances at Festival Montréal-Nouvelles Musique, Music Gallery (Toronto), Vancouver New Music Festival, New Works Calgary, Athelas New Music Festival (Copenhagen), and the Internationale A•DEvantgarde-Festival (Munich). An outspoken advocate of new music, Mark is the principal flute of the Aventa Ensemble in Victoria, one-half of the Vancouver-based Tiresias Duo with Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa, and a frequent collaborator with pianist Kenneth Broadway and percussionist Brian Nesselroad. McGregor has given the premiere performances of Anna Höstman’s flute concerto Trace the Gold Sun with the Victoria Symphony, Turmalin for solo flute by the Danish composer Anders Nordentoft, and most recently two new works, Mercy & Mankind and Sesto Libro di Gesualdo, by the British composer Michael Finnissy. In 2010/11 Mark premiered two new concertos with the Aventa Ensemble, by Piotr Grella-Mozejko (on Aventa’s national tour to Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton) and James Beckwith Maxwell. Mark has recorded two CDs, Different Stones: Canadian Music for Multiple Flutes and Delicate Fires: Canadian Music for Flute and Piano, both of which were nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards. 2013 will see the release of his new recording with Tiresias, Halos of the Moon, featuring music by Japanese and Canadian composers. Visit Mark online:www.marktakeshimcgregor.com.