Artist Biographies

Parisa Sabet

Parisa Sabet

Parisa Sabet is an Iranian composer based in Toronto. Her work covers a broad variety of acoustic and electro-acoustic music.
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Kiya Tabassian

Kiya Tabassian

Kiya Tabassian was born in 1976, in Tehran (Iran) and immigrated to Montreal in 1990. He has been trained in Persian music under Reza Ghasemi and Kayhan Kalhor. In 1998, he co-founded Constantinople, a Montreal based ensemble which has earned an international reputation for its unique juxtaposition of early musical sources and the living traditions of the Middle East.
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Helen Pridmore

Helen Pridmore

Helen Pridmore enjoys a career focused on contemporary scored music, experimental music and improvisation. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Canada and the US, and in Japan, the UK and Germany. With a special focus on new Canadian music, Helen has premiered many vocal works by Canadians; her two CDs Janet and …between the shore and the ships champion Canadian composers. Helen is also a teacher, a clinician and a writer.
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Ultraviolet Ensemble

Ultraviolet Ensemble

UltraViolet was created as an ensemble for performing works curated at New Music Edmonton’s yearly festival, Now Hear This. UltraViolet’s members bring an immense wealth of experience to performing new music, individually and collaboratively.
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Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Fascinated by the music of our times, the Quasar saxophone quartet is dedicated to the creation and promotion of contemporary music. The group's ventures include instrumental music, improvisation, and electronics.
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Vertical City

Vertical City

  Vertical City is an interdisciplinary performance hub consisting of an evolving group of artists exploring the relationship between traditional theatrical performance and guided audience interaction. Drawing on a spectrum of approaches, including installation,...

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Ensemble Made in Canada

Ensemble Made in Canada

Ensemble Made In Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada’s premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, EMIC was featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th anniversary issue as “Women to Watch” and an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians.
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Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+)

Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM+)

More than an ensemble, ECM+ produces multidisciplinary concerts and showcases Canadian musical creation throughout the country. Renowned for her flair and her appetite for risk-taking, artistic director Véronique Lacroix is passionate about creation...
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Tyondai Braxton & Eucademix

Tyondai Braxton & Eucademix

The son of award-winning avant-garde musician Anthony Braxton and a graduate of the Hartt School conservatory, one might not have expected Tyondai Braxton to be part of the one of the most successful indie rock groups of the mid-2000s.
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Véronique Mathieu

Véronique Mathieu

Canadian violinist Véronique Mathieu has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, South America, and the United States. She was a prizewinner in the 2012 Eckhardt–Gramatté Contemporary Music Competition and the 2010...

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