Upcoming Concert (2018)
Featured Performers April 14th
Beth Silver is thrilled to be part of a community in which she can thrive on her intuition and creativity. She has performed on stages across Canada, the United States, Europe, Israel and China, as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. A recent graduate of McGill’s Master’s program, she was a student of Matt Haimovitz, with whom she was invited to play as part of his all-cello group Uccello. She recently toured with Uccello to Napa Valley as well as performing in Salzburg for Kammermusik Fest.
Beth obtained her Bachelor degree from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Shauna Rolston. Her past teachers also include Chloe Dominguez, Rachel Mercer, Simon Fryer, Barbara Pepper and Wendy Smith. Beth was the 2014 recipient of the Ben Steinberg Musical Legacy Award, recognizing musical achievement in the Canadian Jewish community.
Jenna Richards earned ARCT diplomas in piano and violin before completing high school in her native Halifax. Studying piano performance at the University of Toronto, she garnered consecutive Glenn Gould Scholarships, the Fey Hethrington Scholarship, the Lydia Wong scholarship for excelling in instrumental collaboration and many Nova Scotia Talent Trust Scholarships. She has performed at Tuckamore (St. John’s), the Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts (Toronto), Orford (Quebec), Chamberfest (Ottawa), National Arts Centre (Ottawa), and the TSO’s “Young People’s Concert Series” (Toronto). Currently, Jenna works for the Ottawa Arts Council, Ottawa Chamber Music Society, Ottawa Classical Choir and the Canadian Centennial Choir, and freelances frequently throughout Ontario.