Artists (2019 Season)

Maghan McPhee

SOPRANO

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The soaring voice of Maghan McPhee’s soprano is known for its ‘brilliancy and warm lyricism’ (Times Argus).  An accomplished concert performer, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, and with notable orchestras.  With the National Arts Centre Orchestra. she worked with Alexander Shelley in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and was the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah.  She has released a debut recording with pianist Parvaneh Eshghi, titled Portrait, to great reviews.

Maghan’s commitment to training young singers and musicians has led her to found and direct the Breno Italy International Music Academy.  Founded in 2014 in partnership with pianist Dr. Carl Phillipe Gionet, this two week, voice and piano masterclass focuses on body awareness, repertoire, technique, diction, performance, and collaboration.  Each musician has daily lessons, coachings, and performances.  For more information see www.biimaperformance.com.

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Carl Philippe Gionet

PIANO

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Whether as a soloist or accompanist, Carl Philippe Gionet works mainly in Europe and North America. Despite his numerous travels, he remains very involved in promoting music in his native New Brunswick. In 2013, he founded Musique sur mer en Acadie, an event dedicated to the education and promotion of classical music in francophone minority communities. Since 2014, he is collaborative piano professor and vocal coach at Biima in Italy. Doctor in piano performance from Université de Montréal (2010), Carl has also received specialized training in collaborative piano in Austria and England, and has participated in numerous prestigious summer programs.

Carl is an award recipient of the prestigious Sylva Gelber Music Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Foundation des Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, and the New Brunswick Arts Council. He recently received the Prix Émergence from the AAAUM, recognizing his career and achievements. 

Along with his commitments in the field of classical music, he has performed in Canada and Europe as an accompanist and composer, and has shared the stage with many artists of the Francophonie. Carl is also a multi-disciplinary artist, working mainly with painting, photography and temporary installations.

The Ewashko Singers

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The Ewashko Singers have developed into one of the most flexible vocal ensembles in the National Capital Region. From Beethoven, Mahler and Verdi to Richard Rodgers and Howard Shore, they skillfully perform music across a wide range of genres and languages under the direction of Laurence Ewashko.

Formed in 1992 for a live broadcast marking 50 years of Radio Canada International, the Ewashko Singers - in addition to their own concert series - regularly combine their vocal talent with other choirs for performances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. When performing their own concert series, the Ewashko Singers make a point of promoting Canada’s artistic culture by performing choral pieces by Canadian composers. They are passionate about these glorious pieces of music. With their sense of community and gorgeous harmonies, the Ewashko Singers have become one of Ottawa’s premier Chamber Choirs. Along with their Artistic Director, Laurence Ewashko, the Ewashko Singers are helping to keep the vibrant Choral tradition alive in the city.

This season will include performances with the NAC Orchestra in their Pops series, as well as Britten’s War Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and a concert version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

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Laurence Ewashko

CONDUCTOR

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Former conductor of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Laurence Ewashko celebrates his 30th season of choral activity in the National Capital Region. As a choral clinician, vocal coach and adjudicator, he makes a significant contribution to the quality and appreciation of vocal music in Canada and abroad.

Ewashko has prepared choruses for many prestigious conductors, including Sir Colin Davis, Trevor Pinnock, Mario Bernardi, Gabriel Chmura, Jane Glover, Jack Everly, Pinchas Zukerman and Alexander Shelley. He regularly prepares choruses for performances at the NAC. Recent highlights include his work as chorus master for two exciting projects involving Canadian composers and the NAC Orchestra: a live recording of Ana Sokolović’s Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes..., and the revival of Harry Somers’ opera Louis Riel as part of Canada 150 celebrations.

Recently appointed Full Professor of Choral Studies at the University of Ottawa, Laurence Ewashko conducts the School of Music’s two choirs. He has been chorus master and vocal coach for the Banff Centre's summer programs and was the music director of the Cantata Singers for 17 years. He also conducted Opera Lyra Ottawa’s chorus from 1988 to 2015. He is a recipient of the prestigious Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. 

Lynlee Wolstencroft

SOPRANO

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Winnipeg-born soprano Lynlee Wolstencroft stems from a family of talented musicians and has grown up surrounded by many different genres of music. She is currently finishing a Masters in Music under the instruction of soprano Christiane Riel at the University of Ottawa. Previously, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2014 and a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Vocal Performance at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music in 2016 under the tutelage of baritone Mel Braun. She has performed with many classical music institutions, including Manitoba Opera, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, National Ballet, Winnipeg Virtuosi Concert Series, Manitoba Underground Opera, South Ottawa Performing Arts Collective, University of Manitoba Opera Theatre, uOttawa Opera, Canzona Baroque Choir, Cheour Classique de l’Outaouais, and Camerata Nova. Some favourite roles she has had the opportunity to perform are the title role in Alcina, Donna El vira in Don Giovanni, and Countess Almaviva from Le Nozze di Figaro. Lynlee was featured as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and in the summer of 2016, she had the opportunity to perform with them again, singing selections from Berlioz’s Nuit D’Ete, conducted by Alexander Mickelthwate.

James Coole-Stevenson

BARITONE

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James Coole-Stevenson, baritone, is pursuing a double major in vocal performance and computer science, studying under John Avey. He has performed in the University of Ottawa production of Le Nozze di figaro (Antonio), the NAC production of Louis Riel and SOPAC productions I Pagliacci (chorus) and Cendrillon (The Superintendent). Recently he was Don Giovanni with the production put on by the University of Ottawa. He has received numerous vocal awards, including the Evelyn Greenberg Trophy, Cyril Rickwood Cup, Chamberfest Rising Stars award, the provincial vocal prize in the ORMTA competition, the Schubert Scholarship and other distinctions.

Suren Barry

PIANO

Photo - Suren BarrySuren Barry is well known to audiences across Canada, and his concertizing has brought him overseas as well. He has given numerous solo recitals at La Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur in Montreal and has also been invited to perform at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, at the “Im Hayastan” Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, and at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival.

An avid chamber musician, Suren regularly performs in various ensembles at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and at Pontiac Enchanté Concert Series. Recently, Suren has been performing with the  McGill Percussion Ensemble, which included a concert at the McCormick Marimba Festival (Tampa, FL).

Suren holds a Bachelor of Music from Carleton University, a Master’s in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and is currently pursuing his doctorate at the Schulich School of Music in Montreal. He recently received a prestigious Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) for his research on keyboard improvisation in the 18th century. This project focuses on helping pianists reclaim the rich tradition of improvised classical music.

Carson Becke

PIANO

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Canadian Pianist Carson Becke has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, including performances in Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.  He is also the artistic director of Pontiac Enchanté, a concert series in Luskville, Quebec.  After moving to the United Kingdom in 2005 to study at the Purcell School, Carson completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with Tatiana Sarkissova.

Following studies in London, he completed an M.Phil. degree in performance and musicology at the University of Oxford, supported generously by the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation of Canada.  Currently, Carson is reading for his doctorate (D.Phil.) in music at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.  His research, concerning Richard Strauss’s piano music and pianistic performance style, is supervised by Professor Laura Tunbridge.  He is grateful for the support of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Foundation towards his doctoral studies.  Alongside his research on Strauss, he is working on a multi-album recording project featuring Strauss’s piano, chamber, and art song repertoire.  The first two of these albums are available on iTunes (an album of lieder with mezzo soprano Wallis Giunta, and a solo piano album).  He is on faculty at the Purcell School of Music, where he teaches musicianship. 

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Kit Downes

PIANO

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Kit Downes is a BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated, solo recording artist for ECM Records. He has toured the world performing on piano, church organ or keyboards with artists such as Squarepusher, Thomas Strønen, Aidan O'Rourke and Django Bates and written commissions for Cheltenham Music Festival, London Contemporary Orchestra, Stavanger Konserthus, ReWire Festival, Cologne Philharmonie, BBC Radio 3 and the Scottish Ensemble.

“A lightening musical intelligence” TELEGRAPH
"It testifies to his world-class stature" GUARDIAN

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Maïthéna Girault

VIOLIN

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Maïthéna Girault is a first prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and winner of the 2017 Golden Violin Award, Canada’s largest collegiate music prize. An up-and-coming Canadian artist, she is a recipient of the 2018 Sylva-Gelber Music Foundation Award and has concertized as a soloist with orchestras in Quebec and France more than a dozen times. In 2015, she made her debut in Carnegie Hall as both a soloist and a chamber musician. A passionate chamber musician, Maïthéna was a founding member of the Milton String Quartet, winner of the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize.

Maïthéna entered the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal at age eight where she studied with Helmut Lipsky for ten years. She went on to graduate with a Licentiate in Music and a Graduate Diploma of Performance from McGill University, where her primary teachers included Andrew Wan, Alexander Read and Axel Strauss. As of this fall, Maïthéna is pursuing her studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Lucie Robert. Maïthéna performs on the 1858 Ex. ''Comte Koucheliov'' violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume and a bow by François Lotte, both generously loaned to her by Canimex.

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Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne

GUITAR

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Thierry Bégin-L, a classical guitarist from Quebec, has won several prestigious competitions including nine (9) international prizes from Belgium, France, Spain, Vietnam and Canada. He also obtained several distinctions in South Korea, Thailand, the United States, Mexico, and Austria. As a result, he was invited to perform on numerous world tours, namely in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Italy, Finland, the US, and Canada.

With disarming ease, Thierry Bégin-L enchants his audiences through the sincerity of his play. The audacity, virtuosity and passion of his performances deliver a rare and memorable musical experience filled with color and humor.

In 2018, he is supported by LOJIQ to present concerts in Vietnam. In 2016, he received a scholarship from The Sylva Gelber Music Foundation and a second one from the Conseil des Arts du Québec, allowing him to study in France for a whole year.

In February 2015, he released his first Cd album Aquarelle offering various songs from different countries.

Thierry Begin-L completed his master’s degree in 2013 at the University of Laval, and plays on a Jean Rompré.

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Eric Abramovitz

CLARINET

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Eric Abramovitz recently joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra  as associate Principal and E-flat Clarinet, and was previously a member of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Eric was named the Vandoren Emerging Artist of the year in 2017, and a CBC Next! artist in 2013.  A first-prize winner at the OSM Standard Life Competition in 2011, Eric has been featured as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the McGill and USC Symphonies, l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Eric was a Sylva Gelber Career Grant recipient in 2016, and toured throughout Japan with the New York Symphonic Ensemble.

A Montreal native, Eric obtained his Bachelor’s Degree at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Southern California. Eric’s teachers include Zaven Zakarian, Alain Desgagné, Robert Crowley, Simon Aldrich, Jean-François Normand, Kimball Sykes, and Yehuda Gilad.

Carson Becke

PIANO

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Canadian Pianist Carson Becke has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, including performances in Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.  He is also the artistic director of Pontiac Enchanté, a concert series in Luskville, Quebec.  After moving to the United Kingdom in 2005 to study at the Purcell School, Carson completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with Tatiana Sarkissova.

Following studies in London, he completed an M.Phil. degree in performance and musicology at the University of Oxford, supported generously by the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation of Canada.  Currently, Carson is reading for his doctorate (D.Phil.) in music at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.  His research, concerning Richard Strauss’s piano music and pianistic performance style, is supervised by Professor Laura Tunbridge.  He is grateful for the support of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Foundation towards his doctoral studies.  Alongside his research on Strauss, he is working on a multi-album recording project featuring Strauss’s piano, chamber, and art song repertoire.  The first two of these albums are available on iTunes (an album of lieder with mezzo soprano Wallis Giunta, and a solo piano album).  He is on faculty at the Purcell School of Music, where he teaches musicianship. 

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​​​​​​​​Trio DaNols

Pernille Kaarslev, french horn
Jónína Erna Arnardóttir, piano
Morten Fagerli, piano

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Pernille Kaarslev (horn) is domiciled in Bergen and was born in Fensmark at Sjælland, Denmark. In 1990 she went to Scotland to study the horn, and from 1992 onwards she studied at the Grieg Academy in Bergen (Bergen musikkonservatorium). Pernille was the first Dane to graduate with a specialty in tenor horn (1997) and passed her soloist exam in 1998. For a number of years she has played with the Norwegian brass band Manger Musikklag, on of the best of its kind in Europe. Pernille passed her exam as soloist on valdhorn in 2003 and has master degree from the Grieg Academy in 2009. She has been soloist at a number of concerts in Denmark and Norway, and teaches at the Bergen Public School of Culture.

Morten Fagerli (piano) lives in Oslo, Norway and has studied at Barratt Dues Musikkinstitutt i Oslo and the Grieg Akademy (Bergen Musikkonservatorium) with Jiri Hlinka, and has participated in masterclasses with Hans Leygraf. Morten passed his soloist exam in 1997. He has been soloist with Romerike Symphony Orchestra and Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra and also gives concerts with the flutist Germaine Bouts Hexeberg (www.duo98.no). They have given concerts at Blaafarveværket, National Library and in churches, and more than 1000 concerts in Norwegian institutions, hospitals, etc. Morten was head of music in the theatre play «De gode gjerninger redder verden. En forestilling om Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson», during the 2010 celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the death of Norwegian poet, writer and national symbol Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. The play was performed more than 50 times in Norway and Denmark in 2010. Pernille and Morten also participated in the concert play ”Grieg’s Denmark” in 2012, and has given more than 100 concerts together since 1997, in Denmark, Norway, Germany and Switzerland.

Jónína Erna Arnardottir (piano) lives in Borgarnes, Iceland. She studied at Borgarfjördur Musikkskole and graduated from the Reykjavík musikkonservatorium in 1990. She studied at the Grieg Academy 1991-1995 and took her final exam in piano and chamber music with Jiri Hlinka. She was co-arranger for the summer concerts at Skálholti, Iceland 1990. Jónína has given e.g. concerts in Bergen, Gjøvik, Oslo, Borgarnes, Helsinki, Gimli (Canada) and Copenhagen. She has further participated in master classes with Håkon Austbø og Willem Brons. Jónína started her own music festival, the IsNord Music Festival in Iceland in 2005, at which she is the artistic director. Jónína has worked as music teacher since 1997 and is at present headmaster at Akranes Music School.

Jethro Marks

VIOLA

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Vancouver-born violist Jethro Marks was appointed principal viola of the National Arts Center Orchestra in Spring 2011. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, China, Mexico, Europe, and Canada, and is a frequent collaborator with many artists and ensembles. Jethro is first violist of the Zukerman ChamberPlayers, a string ensemble led by Pinchas Zukerman that has completed highly acclaimed tours of festivals in Canada, the U.S., Europe, China, South America and New Zealand. The ensemble released its fourth CD in 2008.  One of five brothers growing up in a musical family, Jethro first studied violin with his father, who played in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  While attending Indiana University at Bloomington, he became intrigued by the rich, dark sound of the viola. He began to switch his focus and started studying with violist Atar Arad.

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Mauro Bertoli

PIANO

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Mauro Bertoli, born in Brescia, Italy, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity.  He performs regularly for important Festivals and in major concert halls through Europe, Asia, North and South America. Mauro’s live performances as well as recordings from his ten albums have been broadcast on CBC Radio, Radio Camara Brazil, Brasilia Super Radio, Radio Classica Bresciana and Radio Classica Milano, among others.  A national and international prize-winner, he has won twenty-four Piano Competitions and was the recipient of the prestigious Italian prize Giuseppe Sinopoli Award, awarded personally by Giorgio Napolitano, the ex-President of the Italian Republic.  Bertoli has lived in Ottawa since March 2009, and currently occupies the position of Piano Accompanist at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau. He is also part time Piano Professor at Ottawa University.  Mauro is also the founder and director of the MitBravour Artist Collective, a Management Agency for instrumentalists.  He was selected by the Ottawa Life Magazine for the 2016 “Top 25 People in the Capital”, a prestigious nomination for individuals who have contributed to their community and country through their artistry and skills.

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Roland Graham

HARPSICHORD

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A gifted musician with an array of artistic abilities, Roland Graham is an accomplished pianist, harpsichordist, conductor, composer and musical impresario. He is the Director of Music at Southminster United Church, as well as the founder and Artistic Director of both the popular Doors Open For Music at Southminster and Master Piano Recital Series. He has been heard as a pianist on CBC Radio Two and in recital across Canada.  Roland is also an accomplished composer, predominantly of sacred choral music, and was proud to have debuted his Canticles for the Evening Service at Canterbury Cathedral in the UK in 2005.

His original jazz number, She Walks in Beauty like the Night, was featured as the unifying theme for a series of Jazz Concerts held in Montreal in 2009.  Since being appointed music director in 2009, Roland has focused on developing the music program of Southminster United Church, which, under his leadership, has become hub of musical activity in the city of Ottawa, presenting well over 50 concerts a year.  In 2015, Roland founded Ottawa's Rideau Chorale, which has grown in under four seasons to a 70-strong community chorus that has tackled such works as Orff’s Carmina Burana (2015), Handel’s Messiah (2017 & 2018), Duruflé’s Requiem (2017), and Mozart’s Requiem, presented this past May along with Mozart’s Piano concerto in D minor (K 466), which Roland directed from the keyboard.  Roland holds a Bachelor's in Music from the University of Ottawa where he studied Piano Performance with Jean Desmarais, and a Master’s from the Université de Montréal w here he studied Piano Interpretation with Jimmy Brière and Marc Durand.

Dakota Martin

FLUTE

Photo - Dakota MartinMontreal based flutist, Dakota Martin, enjoys a multifaceted career performing regularly across Canada, Europe and Asia as an orchestral, chamber and solo musician. Dakota has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, BBC Symphony (London, UK) and the New Generation Festival Opera Orchestra in Florence, Italy.

Also passionate about period instrument performance, Dakota has studied baroque flute with Rachel Brown and Claire Guimond and performs regularly with baroque ensembles in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. In addition to his orchestral pursuits, Dakota is an avid soloist and chamber player. A prize winner at the Canadian Music Competition, and the Concours OSM Manure (Montreal), he has also appeared as a soloist with the McGill Symphony Orchestra and Pronto Musica Chamber Orchestra. Dakota is an alumnus of McGillʼs Schulich School of Music in Montreal and the Royal College of Music in London where he completed his studies with Timothy Hutchins and Susan Milan.

Amy Hillis

VIOLIN

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Amy Hillis has "a rich, warm sound and has mastered the violin with such ease, that it is impossible to ignore her passion in performance" (Ludwig Van Montréal). Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Amy collaborates with musicians from around the world in order to explore new approaches to classical and contemporary music. In 2019-2020, Amy will perform across Canada with pianist, Meagan Milatz as part of the inaugural Pan-Canadian Recital Tour in partnership with Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Prairie Debut and Debut Atlantic. Amy was a 2017 artist-in-residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, a residency awarded by the Conseils des Arts et des Lettres du Québec. She is also the winner of the 2018 Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition, the 2017 McGill Concerto Competition, the Sylva Gelber Foundation Music Award, and a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Her principal teachers have been Axel Strauss, Ian Swensen, Denise Lupien and Eduard Minevich. Amy is a member of the Montreal-based SOMA Quartet as well as first violinist and manager of the prairie-based Horizon String Quartet. She performs on the 1902 Enrico Rocca violin, on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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Carmen Bruno

CELLO

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Canadian-Dutch cellist, Carmen Bruno is a multifaceted musician who is quickly establishing herself as one of Canada’s most versatile emerging artists. As a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, she has performed across Europe and the Americas. Carmen spent her formative years in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in 2015. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at McGill University with professor Matt Haimovitz, where she also earned her Master’s degree in 2017.

An ardent performer of new music, Carmen will premiere two commissions in 2019. The first, alongside her sister, Yolanda Bruno, is a duo for violin and cello by Ottawa-based composer Kelly-Marie Murphy. The second, a trio for violin, cello, and percussion by Mark Duggan, was commissioned by Zac Pulak with financial support form the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council, and will be premiered by trio [no]relation (Bruno, Bruno, Pulak). Besides performing, Carmen is becoming increasingly involved in the field of social justice and music education. Most notably, she recently completed a nine-month graduate certificate in social entrepreneurship, cultural agency, teaching artistry, civic leadership, and organizational management as a member of the 2018 Global Leaders Program cohort, which brought her to Panama and Chile.

With the SOMA string quartet, she has collaborated with composers in Italy and Canada, and offered numerous educational performances for young audiences. As an orchestral musician, Carmen toured the Caribbean in 2014 with the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and was invited to play as a featured soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada on their nationwide tour the following year. Since then, Carmen has performed in the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, as well as the McGill Chamber Orchestra. Carmen plays an Italian cello, 1884, made by Giuseppe Tarasconi in Milan, and an Emmanuel Bégin bow, graciously loaned to her by CANIMEX INC. from Drummondville (Quebec) Canada.

Carson Becke

PIANO

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Canadian Pianist Carson Becke has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, including performances in Canada, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.  He is also the artistic director of Pontiac Enchanté, a concert series in Luskville, Quebec.  After moving to the United Kingdom in 2005 to study at the Purcell School, Carson completed his undergraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he worked with Tatiana Sarkissova.

Following studies in London, he completed an M.Phil. degree in performance and musicology at the University of Oxford, supported generously by the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation of Canada.  Currently, Carson is reading for his doctorate (D.Phil.) in music at Magdalen College, University of Oxford.  His research, concerning Richard Strauss’s piano music and pianistic performance style, is supervised by Professor Laura Tunbridge.  He is grateful for the support of the Canadian Centennial Scholarship Foundation towards his doctoral studies.  Alongside his research on Strauss, he is working on a multi-album recording project featuring Strauss’s piano, chamber, and art song repertoire.  The first two of these albums are available on iTunes (an album of lieder with mezzo soprano Wallis Giunta, and a solo piano album).  He is on faculty at the Purcell School of Music, where he teaches musicianship. 

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