Pro Coro Canada

Pro Coro Canada

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Founded in 1981 by Canadian Michel Marc Gervais, Pro Coro Canada is a resident ensemble at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. In addition to a subscription concert series in Edmonton, the choir performs regional concerts in surrounding Alberta centres, and runs a touring program of choral education for primary and secondary schools. Pro Coro […]

Mark McGregor

Mark McGregor

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Described as a musician of “huge physical energy,” flutist Mark Takeshi McGregor has been lauded by the press as “mind-blowing” and “verging on the superhuman.” He has performed in festivals and music series across North America, Europe, Australia, and Israel, including Festival Montréal-Nouvelles Musique, Music Gallery (Toronto), Vancouver New Music Festival, New Works Calgary, Athelas […]

Quatuor Molinari

Quatuor Molinari

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Founded in 1997 by violinist Olga Ranzenhofer in hommage to artist Guido Molinari, (who, apart from lending his name to the Quartet, also designed its logo), the Molinari Quartet’s mandate is threefold: to perform and promote twentieth and twenty first century works written for the string quartet, encourage new creations by commissioning pieces from composers, […]

ensemble mosaik

ensemble mosaik

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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 quality is not just based on its individual musicians’ outstanding talent. Most of them are founding members, enabling […]

Andrea Young

Andrea Young

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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 live electronics. While her work relies on digital innovation, her musical output relies on the integration of her digital interface with analogue […]

Melanie Leonard New West Music Ensemble

Wild West New Music Ensemble

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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.

Luminous Voices

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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 brings together exceptional singers and musicians from across the continent to collaborate with local performers. Luminous Voices […]

Gianetta Baril

Gianetta Baril

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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 and spectacular technique. Career highlights include concerts behind the Iron Curtain, performing as Canada’s representative to the World Harp […]

Sarah Slean

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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. During that time she was nominated for three […]

Artio

Mount Royal Artio Choir

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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 what we do. Artio specializes in choral […]

Voxare Quartet

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“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 […]

Neil Cockburn, organ

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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.

Lori Freedman, Clarinet © Martin Morissette

Lori Freedman, clarinet

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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.

Sara Hahn, flute

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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.

Winston Choi

Winston Choi, piano

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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.

Melanie Leonard Wild West New Music Ensemble

Mélanie Léonard

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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 from 2009 to 2012 and as Associate Conductor for the 2012-2013 season. A Montréal native, Ms. Léonard illustrates […]

Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

Lenora Cox Leggatt, violin

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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.

Laurie Matiation, horn

Laurie Matiation, horn

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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.

Adam Zinatelli, trumpet

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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.

Michael Hope, bassoon

Michael Hope, bassoon & vocals

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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.

Patrick Staples, bass

Patrick Staples, bass

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A three-time national finalist in the Canadian Music Competition, Patrick holds a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles and a Master’s degree from Rice University in Houston.

Jean Landa, Obo

Jean Landa, oboe

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Jean Landa has held the position of Principal Oboe with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra since 1977. His solo performances include several appearances with the CPO, the Alberta Chamber Players, and the Kensington Sinfonia, as well as a studio taping of the Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto for the CBC.

Rafael Hoekman, cello

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Hailed by the Toronto Star as a “young musician with a bright future” and noted for his “spirited and fiery performances”, Rafael Hoekman is one of Canada’s most versatile artists, making his mark as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player.

Donovan Seidle, violin

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Donovan Seidle is a versatile musician – equally comfortable performing in the concertmaster chair or in the soloist spotlight as on the conductor’s podium of a scoring stage. Donovan’s performing career has included ventures into jazz, blues, fiddling, indie- and noise-rock amongst more typical orchestral, solo, pit, chamber music and recording session projects.

Luciane Cardassi, piano

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Luciane Cardassi is a versatile pianist and creative artist. For 20 years she has been exploring the contemporary music world through collaboration and performance. Her resulting repertoire includes numerous premieres and close collaborations with composers, performers and other artists from around the world.

Flux Quartet

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The FLUX Quartet has performed to rave reviews in venues of all sorts, from Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and Kennedy Center, to influential art institutions such as EMPAC, The Kitchen, and the Walker Art Center, to international music festivals in Australia, Europe, and the Americas.

Land’s End Ensemble

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Land’s End Ensemble of Calgary (John Lowry, violin; Beth Root Sandvoss, cello and Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano) is dedicated to introducing audiences to new music by Canadian and International composers, and to performing landmark chamber works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Meitar Ensemble

Meitar Ensemble

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Praised by the NY Times for their “excellence, poise and precision,” the Meitar Ensemble, founded in 2004 by artistic director Amit Dolberg, has established itself as a prominent array of virtuosos specializing in contemporary music.

Duo-Zéphyr

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Sophie and Jean-Michel Goury focus mainly on the realization and implementation of a solid catalogue of works, associating new and adapted repertoires based on the organically-inherent Gaubert-Boehm fingering system, presented in the form of workshops, lectures, master-classes and traditional or staged recitals.

Eve Egoyan

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Eve Egoyan is a concert pianist who specializes in the performance of new works. Her intense focus, command of the instrument, insightful interpretations, and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between them and contemporary composers.

Paramirabo

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Ensemble Paramirabo is a group of five versatile and innovative musicians who strive to bring new life to the performance of art music by presenting creative programming that embraces collaborations with other artists and stretches the boundaries of the traditional concert experience.

The Rubbing Stone Ensemble

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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.

Robert Dick © Scott Friedlander

Robert Dick, Flute

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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 musical role, listening to Robert Dick play solo has been likened to […]

Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Quasar Saxaphone Quartet

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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.

Andrea Neumann

Andrea Neumann

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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.

Stacie Dunlop

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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 Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer, Harry Freedman, Juhan Puhm, Clark Ross, Scott Godin, […]

Rosabel Choi

Rosabel Choi

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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 many cultural streams that resonate deeply within. From hiphop to minimalism to tango and Bach, […]

Ensemble Transmission

Ensemble Transmission

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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 Transmission plays mostly modern and contemporary music from solo to sextet and their concert repertoire is based entirely on what the members want to play. Each musician is driven […]

Molinari Quartet

Molinari String Quartet

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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 between musicians, artists and the public. Recipient of fourteen Opus Prizes awarded by […]

Brinna Brinkerhoff

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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 Calgary’s, Ensemble Resonance. Currently the Principal Second Violinist of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston […]

Michelle Todd

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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. Since immigrating to Canada in 1988 she has appeared internationally in recital, oratorio, opera and musical theatre in the […]

Ensemble Resonance

Colleen Athparia

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Ensemble Resonance Colleen Athparia, an internationally recognized pianist, has made a career for herself as both a solo and chamber musician, a reputable teacher and as a recording artist. She has toured as a performer and guest instructor from Mexico to Taiwan, Russia, Israel and the Far East. Her background includes a Master of Music […]

Stan Climie, bass clarinet

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Stan Climie is regarded as one of the foremost performers of the modern bass clarinet repertoire. He has championed works by composers from around the world and is especially known for premiering new works written for solo bass clarinet.

Aaron Gervais

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Ensemble Resonance Aaron Gervais is composer of new classical/avant-garde music, born in Edmonton in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree from the University of California at San Diego. He has also pursued studies at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Hague, Netherlands. Aaron’s teachers have […]

 
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