Anita Pari is a composer, pianist, and cellist from Ottawa. Over the past several years, Anita has begun to establish herself as a dedicated and creative Canadian musician, both through her compositional work such as her four-movement cello sonata “Escape” and through her own performances of these pieces at the piano or cello.
Julian Bertino was born in a small town in Ontario, Canada. He has studied guitar with Patrick Roux, Philip Candelaria, Denis Donegani, Dr. Matthew Gould (of Duo46), Louis Trepanier, and composition with Dr. John Gordon Armstrong and Dr. Frederic Lacroix. He has premiered compositions and performed in masterclasses and festivals, including performances for Johannes Möller, Sergio Assad, Marcin Dylla, Bruce Holzman, Adam Holzman, Nicholas Goluses, Lorenzo Micheli and Matteo Mela (SoloDuo), and others.
Joanna Estelle (Storoschuk) is a Canadian composer, lyricist, and arranger whose music has won critical acclaim from Parliament Hill, Ottawa to London (UK), Barcelona (Spain), and elsewhere around the world.
Maria Atallah is a Canadian composer, pianist and teacher from Ottawa. In 2015, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa under the guidance of John Armstrong and Frédéric Lacroix in composition as well as Andrew tunis in piano.
Born in Vancouver, BC, Jason Fung spent his early years in Hong Kong, taking piano lessons from age seven. Upon his subsequent return to Canada, he began formal studies with Dina Namer of Queen’s University, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Music with Distinction in 2016. He is now studying at the University of Ottawa for a Master's in Music under David Jalbert.
Eleanore Altman studied voice with Beverly McGuire and Colette Boky, and composition with Alan Belkin and Lisa Heffter. She studied at the Atelier d’Opéra de l’UQÀM in Montreal, as well as at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Benjamin Sajo is an Ottawa-based composer and educator. His love of comparative mythology, multiculturalism, folklore, social justice, literature and visual art inspires a writing imbued with a post-modern aesthetic: mixing the tools and tricks of the past into decidedly modern, fiery, magic.
Guitarist, composer, performer, improviser — Roddy Ellias draws from so many musical influences his work defies labels. As each piece unfolds it tells its own unique story — eclectic, intense, rhythmic, powerful, and ultimately human.
Colin Frank is a Canadian percussionist, composer, and electronic musician born in Ottawa. Trained orchestrally, but influenced by a variety of genres, Colin specializes in performing and creating contemporary music.
Viktoria Grynenko is a young emerging performer born in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied at the Kyiv Children's Academy of Arts and later at the Kyiv Glier Music College with well known Leonid Schuhman. Viktoria is a winner of two international competitions of Ignacy Paderewski (3rd prize, 2011) and "The Art of the XXI Century" (3rd prize, 2011).
Derek is a singer, songwriter, and composer based in the Ottawa area. He is primarily a composer, having not studied any instrument at a post-secondary level, but is a capable singer as well as a passable guitarist. His interests involve experimental art music, and his specific influences include a wide range of artists, from the classical modernists of Charles Ives, Claude Debussy, and Igor Stravinsky, to the mid-20th century experimentalists John Cage and Earle Brown, all the way into modern and ongoing artists such as Nirvana, Bright Eyes, and The Tragically Hip.
Daniel Ramjattan started performing on the guitar at ten years old in Stratford, Ontario. Since then, he has become increasingly distinguished in Canada. He received first prize in the Open Level of the Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincial Guitar competition in 2014, and placed third in the National Music Competition in 2014.
Originally from South Africa, Steven Webb (b.1989) is a Toronto based performer, composer, and audio engineer, currently completing his Masters in Composition at the University of Toronto under the direction of Dr. Christos Hatzis.
Dr. Maya Badian is acknowledged as the only Canadian composer of Romanian origin to have her life and accomplishments reflected in an international biography book: The Life and The Music of Maya Badian – A Privilege to Soar, Biography by Fred Popovici, published 2010, by Pro ARS Publications, Ottawa, Canada, and launched at the University of Ottawa (2010).
Steven Gellman is a Canadian composer and pianist. He has been commissioned to write works for the Besançon International Music Festival, the CBC Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic, McGill University, Musica Camerata, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Opera Lyra, the Pierrot Ensemble, the Stratford Festival, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra among others. Since 1976 he has taught music composition and theory at the University of Ottawa.
James Wright is a professor of music theory and composition at Carleton University in the School for Studies in Art & Culture. Author of two award-winning books on the life and works of Arnold Schoenberg, he is also known as a composer of vocal music whose works have been commissioned, performed and recorded by choirs and soloists throughout North America and Europe.
Greggory Clark is an award-winning trombonist and bassist, writer and producer. His research and thesis re: music education and third-culture kids is mostly informed (or, biased) by his own experiences as a child of Canadian parents, raised in countries and cultures foreign to either.
Evelyn Stroobach is a professional musician and an award winning, published composer with a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. She has won regional, national and international awards for her works. Her compositions have been performed in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Daniel Mehdizadeh is a Canadian composer, pianist, and teacher. Having completed his Masters in Composition, he has recently been involved in festival series including the Chamber Players of Canada, Music & Beyond and Festival Electromagnética.
Christine Donkin is an award-winning composer whose music appeals to a broad range of listeners and performers. Described by critics as “stunning”, “poignant”, and “astonishingly beautiful”, her work is promoted by several publishers and is performed all over the continent and beyond.
Born in Canada, Robert Morin began studying music in Edmonton, Alberta at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music. At Alberta College, Morin studied classical and jazz guitar, as well as composition and theory.
Performing on both the viola and the viola d'amore, Jennifer Thiessen cultivates a particular interest in classical and contemporary chamber music, creating new composed and improvised music, and historically inspired performance practice.
Sarah Albu is a dynamic and versatile vocalist specializing in the creation, development and performance of contemporary work at the intersection of music and theatre. Active on the Montreal scene, Sarah is a frequent collaborator with composers, musicians and multidisciplinary artists across genres.
Elaine Keillor, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita, Carleton University, received her Associate (ARCT) in piano performance with all theoretical requirements completed at the age of ten. Previously from the Royal Conservatory of Music she earned four silver medals in piano and violin.
Jan Jarvlepp returned to his native Ottawa in 1981 after completing his doctoral studies in composition at the University of California, San Diego. He joined the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and has been active as a composer, teacher, freelance cellist, recording technician and as a contractor for chamber music groups.
Jesse Stewart is an award-winning composer, improviser, percussionist, instrument builder, researcher, writer, visual artist, and educator dedicated to re-imagining the spaces between artistic and scholarly disciplines.
Jen McLachlen is a Canadian composer and flutist. She completed her DMA in flute performance at Texas Tech University in 2013 under Dr. Lisa Garner; and in 2014, received a PhD in Fine Arts with a concentration in music composition.
Sundar Subramanian is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Technology at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He has taught subjects including music theory, counterpoint, analysis, popular music, and world music at University of Ottawa, Carleton University, University of Regina, and University of Windsor.
A native of Dartmouth, NS, Tracey Stabback, OCT, B.Mus, B.Ed, is a performer, composer, and teacher who attended Mount Allison University, Neptune Theatre School, and the University of Ottawa. Along with many solo performances, Tracey has toured with the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, and the National Youth Choir of Canada.