Morris Embarks on World Tour

Written by Laura Paskin
January 18, 2016

Violinist and Music Professor Quinton Morris travels this winter and spring on a national and international tour featuring concerts, teaching, and screenings of his film, "The Breakthrough.” "The Breakthrough" celebrates 270th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Boulogne (better known as the Chevalier de Saint-Georges). Morris, who directed and stars in the film, tells a modernized story of the celebrated athlete, concert violinist, and composer through his performance of Saint-Georges's Sonata No. 3 in G Minor. The film received the Bronze Award at the Global Music Awards in Los Angeles.  

A complete schedule of tour events in Europe, Asia, Australia, Central America, and the United States is here.

Morris enjoys a multifaceted career as a concert violinist, chamber musician, educator and entrepreneur. He has had sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall for the past three consecutive seasons. He has given master classes to music students at prestigious music schools and institutions including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Australia), Dong-eui University (Korea), Henri Fauré Conservatory (France), Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), Bloemendal Youth Symphony Orchestra (Port Elizabeth, South Africa), the University of Pretoria (Johannesburg, South Africa), Nevada School of the Arts (Las Vegas), and Los Angeles Youth Philharmonic.

Morris has received numerous honors and awards including the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award” for esteemed leaders and entrepreneurs in Seattle, the Seattle University Alumni Association’s Outstanding Academic and Arts Faculty Award, and the Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award. He received top honors and the “Distinguished” and “Audience Favorite” prizes at the IBLA International Recital Competition in Sicily, Italy in 2010.

Morris, who received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, directs the Chamber and Instrumental Music Program. He joined the College of Arts and Sciences faculty in 2007. He also serves on the summer faculties for the Evergreen and Summit Music Festivals and a board member of Artist Trust.