Comprising pianist Roger Admiral, cellist Amy Nicholson, flutist Chenoa Anderson, and saxophonist Allison Balcetis, UltraViolet’s musicians are forward-thinking, virtuosic, dedicated artists.
UltraViolet is named in honour of composer Dr. Violet Archer, who encouraged her students to create their own opportunities for their music to be performed. Her impact was broad and deep in Alberta and throughout Canada. In 2013, UltraViolet was created as an ensemble for performing works curated at New Music Edmonton’s yearly festival, Now Hear This. UltraViolet’s members bring an immense wealth of experience to performing new music, individually and collaboratively. UV’s individual members have premiered hundreds of solo and chamber works, and been active in commissioning and performing new Canadian works. The ensemble has performed over forty new pieces since 2014.