Artist Biographies

Sunita LeGallou

Sunita LeGallou

Sunita LeGallou is a self-taught abstract artist, using intuitive mark-making to chart her emotional response to music. She’s performed live on stage alongside musicians and orchestras, most often along with contemporary classical.

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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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Grdina/Houle/Loewen Trio

Grdina/Houle/Loewen Trio

Since 2014, the Grdina/Houle/Loewen Trio has forged a new stream of complex compositions that meld together density, ferocious energy and technical virtuosity. The group's versatility and wide dynamic range has become finely honed, creating an ensemble that can change...

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Bug Incision

Bug Incision

The Bug Incision Players is a group specially assembled for this occasion and can be thought of as ambassadors for the Bug Incision community of musicians

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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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Proteus Saxophone Quartet

Proteus Saxophone Quartet

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Canadian Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.

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Darren Young

Darren Young

Multi-instrumentalist and music educator Darren Young is one of the hardest working musicians in Western Canada. He performs regularly as a classical guitarist in solo and chamber settings and is a member of multiple Calgary-based projects including Diatessaron, Jung People, Evan Freeman, and Timepoint Ensemble.

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Nia Devetzis

Nia Devetzis

Nia Devetzis completed her Bachelor of Music with distinction in percussion performance and education with Rod Squance at the University of Calgary.

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Mathew James

Mathew James

Based out of Calgary, Mathew James is a hornist known for radical performance and as an advocate for new music.

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Holly De Caigny

Holly De Caigny

Saxophonist Holly De Caigny holds degrees in Classical Saxophone Performance from the University of British Columbia, and the University of Calgary.

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