Ottawa New Music Creators

Membership

Maria Atallah

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.

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Jason Fung

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.

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Eleanore Altman

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.

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Benjamin Sajo

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.

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Hayden McGowan

Hayden McGowan is an Ottawa-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, and audio engineer.  An undergraduate music student at Carleton University, Hayden currently studies composition under Roddy Ellias. 

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Roddy Elias

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.

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Colin Frank

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.

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Viktoriia Grynenko

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).

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Derek Horemans

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.

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Daniel Ramjattan

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.

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Steven Webb

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.

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Maya Badian

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).

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Steven Gellman

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.

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James Wright

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.

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Joanna Estelle

Joanna Estelle is a Canadian composer, lyricist, and arranger who has won the critical acclaim of audiences from Parliament Hill, Ottawa to London, England and Barcelona, Spain. 

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Greggory Clark

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.

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Evelyn Stroobach

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.

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Daniel Mehdizadeh

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.

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Christine Donkin

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. 

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Robert Morin

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.

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