Artist Biographies

Ensemble Resonance

Ensemble Resonance

Ensemble Resonance based in Alberta, Canada, is Calgary’s oldest professional chamber ensemble performing music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Lori Freedman, clarinet

Lori Freedman, clarinet

Qualified as “a musical revolutionary in the front ranks of the avant-garde” by Alex Varty of the Georgia Straight (Vancouver), Lori Freedman (clarinets) is internationally recognized as one of the most creative and provocative performers.

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Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, piano duo

Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann, piano duo

The Bergmann Piano Duo, described as artists who present “razzle-dazzle” and “electrifylingly rendered” recitals, have touched and inspired audiences with their uniquely eclectic programmes for more than two decades.

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Sara Hahn, flute

Sara Hahn, flute

Hailed by the Calgary Herald as “outstanding”, having “beauty of tone and a wonderfully flexible phrasing”, as well as “perfect intonation” and “meltingly seductive” melodies, Sara Hahn is currently the Principal Flutist for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Winston Choi, piano

Winston Choi, piano

Winner of the 2002 Orléans Concours International and Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition, Chicago-based Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.

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Mélanie Léonard

Mélanie Léonard

Music Director, Wild West New Music Ensemble Known for her youthful vibrancy and dynamic versatility with musical genres and styles, Mélanie Léonard is increasingly sought after as a guest conductor. She served as Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Resident Conductor...

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Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Originally from Rochester, New York, violinist Lenora Cox Leggatt began studying at age 7 and made her solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra at age 16. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music studying with Catherine Tait and Zvi Zeitlin, and Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music with Donald Weilerstein.

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Laurie Matiation, horn

Laurie Matiation, horn

Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Laurie is currently Third Horn with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She began her professional career in 1978 as second horn of the Atlantic Symphony, and has been a member of the CPO since 1983.

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Adam Zinatelli

Adam Zinatelli

One of Canada’s most prominent trumpet players, Adam Zinatelli is Principal Trumpet of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and is a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective, a group dedicated to commissioning and performing new music.

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Michael Hope, bassoon & vocals

Michael Hope, bassoon & vocals

Michael Hope is an award-winning vocalist and musician who loves to perform for the simple joy of making people happy. He has just completed his 32nd season as the 2nd bassoonist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and is one of Canada’s most respected artists through his musicianship and his dedication to the musical life of the community.

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