Artist Biographies

ensemble mosaik

ensemble mosaik

ensemble mosaik was founded in 1997 by young instrumentalists and composers in Berlin and has developed, as an especially multifaceted and adventurous experimental formation, into one of Germany’s most renowned ensembles for contemporary music. Its recognized high...

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Andrea Young

Andrea Young

Andrea Young is a Canadian musician specializing in experimental voice and live-electronics. She performs an acoustic, amplified, processed and resynthesized voice, as well as a re-purposed sound-controlling voice enabled through feature extraction and data-driven...

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Wild West New Music Ensemble

Wild West New Music Ensemble

The Wild West New Music Ensemble is Calgary’s newest professional chamber music ensemble. Specializing in the contemporary classical repertoire and led by emerging conductor Mélanie Léonard, this ensemble is comprised of some of Calgary’s top professional musicians, most of whom occupy positions in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Luminous Voices

Luminous Voices

Luminous Voices is Calgary's new professional chamber choir. The choir's mission is to engage audiences in exceptional choral music through stirring performances, workshops and recordings. Comprised of some of the finest ensemble singers in Calgary, the choir also...

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Gianetta Baril

Gianetta Baril

Award-winning harpist Gianetta Baril has had a distinguished solo career for over 30 years. While concertizing throughout Germany, France, England, Poland, and the Czech Republic, she consistently received glowing praise for her charming presence, dramatic artistry...

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Sarah Slean

Sarah Slean

Over the course of her 15-year career Sarah Slean has made eight albums, starred in two short films and a movie musical, published two volumes of poetry, held exhibitions of her paintings, written two string quartets, and shared the stage with five of the country’s leading orchestras.

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Mount Royal Artio Choir

Mount Royal Artio Choir

The name Artio is derived from the Celtic word for "bear," and was the name of a Gallo-Roman goddess who often took the form of a bear. She represented creative, bold and emergent abundance — all qualities that describe the singers who make up Mount Royal Artio and...

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Voxare Quartet

“The gifted Voxare String Quartet” (The New York Times) formed in 2008 and has since received critical praise for its inventive programming, technical prowess, attention to detail, and passionate performances.  As one of the most acclaimed and innovative young string quartets in the United States, The New York Times declared that Voxare plays “with such penetrating tone and lucid textures,” and has on numerous occasions chosen Voxare as its Classical Pick of the Week.

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Neil Cockburn, organ

Neil Cockburn, organ

International prize-winning organist Neil Cockburn is Head of Organ Studies at Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary (Alberta, Canada), Director of MRU Conservatory’s Purcell Ensemble, and Artistic Director of the Calgary Organ Festival.

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