Artist Biographies

The Rubbing Stone Ensemble

The Rubbing Stone Ensemble

Calgary-based Rubbing Stone Ensemble is dedicated to the highest artistic standards of new music performance. With a special focus on commissioning new works and featuring local musicians and composers, Rubbing Stone Ensemble strives to nurture the musical environment that surrounds it. Variable instrumentation allows the ensemble to create boundless contemporary music experiences, and a sense of bold exploration underlies each new performance venture.

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Robert Dick, Flute

Robert Dick, Flute

With equally deep roots in classical music old and new and in free improvisation and new jazz, Robert Dick has established himself as an artist who has not only mastered, but redefined the flute. Known worldwide for creating revolutionary visions of the flute's...

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Quasar Saxaphone Quartet

Quasar Saxaphone Quartet

Ardent devotees of the music of our time, the Quasar saxophone quartet is dedicated to premiering and promoting contemporary music that is multi-dimensionally conceived. Celebrated for its energy, audacity and exceptional technical ability, Quasar explores different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre.

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Andrea Neumann

Andrea Neumann

Violinist and violist Andrea Neumann is a native of Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Toronto where she studied with Lorand Fenyves.

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Stacie Dunlop

Stacie Dunlop

With a voice that has been described as a “powerful demonstration of musical artistry wed to superb technique”, soprano Stacie Dunlop is an avid freelance performer of contemporary music. Highly involved in the creation of new music, Stacie has commissioned works from...

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Rosabel Choi

Rosabel Choi

Pianist Rosabel Choi’s approach to the study of music is enriched by a broad educational background, and she maintains a versatile interest in writing, composition, and literature. Her musical exploration gathers the elements of her music background, which reflect the...

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Ensemble Transmission

Ensemble Transmission

Ensemble Transmission is a collective of six musicians who are independent artists, thinkers and producers: Guy Pelletier, flute; Lori Freedman, clarinet; Alain Giguère, violin; Julie Trudeau, cello; Julien Grégoire, percussion; Brigitte Poulin, piano. Ensemble...

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Molinari String Quartet

Molinari String Quartet

Internationally acclaimed by the public and the critics since its foundation in 1997, the Molinari Quartet has given itself the mandate to perform works from the 20th and 21st centuries repertoire for string quartet, to commission new works and to initiate discussions...

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Brinna Brinkerhoff

Brinna Brinkerhoff

Ensemble Resonance Violinist Brinna Brinkerhoff performs as a chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist in the United States and Canada. Based in Calgary, she is the second violinist of the University of Calgary String Quartet and is a member New Works...

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Michelle Todd

Michelle Todd

Ensemble Resonance Award winning soprano and actress, Michelle Todd was born in Nottinghamshire, England and studied at Sheffield University, B.Mus. (Hons), The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London (postgraduate Opera & Voice) and The Banff Centre, Canada....

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