Marc David

Conductor

Marc David began his musical studies with Rosemonde Laberge of the Riverdale School of Music in Cornwall. Prior to being appointed Music Director of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra in June 2011, Marc David spent 19 seasons as the NSO’s Principal Conductor. He is currently in his 22nd season as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil and was Music Director and Conductor of the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1995. As guest conductor, Marc David has worked with orchestras across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Switzerland and Asia. His engagements include concerts with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (Canada), the Masan Philharmonic (Korea), the Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan (Mexico), the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Ciudad de Mexico (Mexico), the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (Canada), the Kichener-Waterloo Symphony (Canada), the Windsor Symphony, the Orquesta da Camara de Bellas Artes (Mexico), the Bangor Symphony (USA), the Fribourg Youth Orchestra (Switzerland). In October 2007, Marc David received the Tribute to a Builder of the Arts award at the first Cultural Gala of the City of Longueuil.
Also recipient of grants in conducting from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and l’Université de Montréal, he received the Heinz Unger Conducting Award in 1984. David obtained his Bachelor of Music at McGill University in 1983 and has since continued his studies in orchestral conducting at Hartford University (Connecticut) and at l’Université de Montréal where he completed a doctoral degree (new music conducting). He also studied at the Aspen Music Festival and several years at the Pierre Monteux School (Hancock, Maine), where he was Maestro Charles Bruck’s assistant. In 2002, Marc David was appointed Adjunct Professor at the School of Music of Memorial University (Newfoundland).
Other activities have involved jury work for various competitions and festivals such as the Canadian Music Competition, Prix d’Europe and Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition, as well as sitting on the Artistic Committee of Les Jeunesses musicales du Canada (2002 to date), the Boards of Directors of Orchestras Canada (1997-2003), and chairing the Quebec regional council of the Canadian Music Centre (2002-03).

Veronika Cherniak began her violin studies at the age of six with Marina Constantinovna Palymskaya. In 1999, she and her family emigrated to Canada and settled in Cornwall Ontario. She furthered her studies with Pavel Feldman and Johanne Arel at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and later with Andrew Wan at the McGill Schulich School of Music. She has participated in numerous master classes with world-renowned violinists such as Vadim Repin, Nicola Benedetti, the Endellion String Quartet, and Regis Pasquis. In 2014, Veronika won the prestigious ARAM Musique Competition in Repentigny, which provided her with the opportunity to release her first CD in collaboration with pianist Philip Chiu. She is a member of l’Orchestre Nouvelle Génération and performs with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, as well as the Orchestre du festival de Lanaudière.

Veronica Cherniak

Concert master

Tara-Louise Montour

Violin, guest soloist

Considered North America’s foremost classical Aboriginal violinist, Tara-Louise Montour has commissioned important works for solo violin and orchestra based on Native North American themes. A recent concerto entitled Trickster Coyote Lightening Elk – written especially for Tara-Louise by composer Malcolm Forsyth – has been critically acclaimed as a magical piece; it had its world premiere at the Brott Music Festival on the 14th of August 2010, with Boris Brott himself at the podium. Ms Montour’s earliest commissioned work, Farewell to the Warriors, recorded on CD with the Thunder Bay Symphony with Geoffrey Moull conducting, was nominated for a 2005 Juno Award.
Appreciated for her rich musicality, her heartfelt interpretations and winning stage presence, Ms Montour is the founding violinist of the Clivia Trio, winner in 2008 of the Sunburst Artist of the Year Award. She has performed as guest soloist with the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal under its director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, (again with conductor Nézet-Séguin), the McGill Chamber Orchestra, (Boris Brott, conductor), the Hamilton Philharmonic, (Michael Reason, conductor) and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, (Geoffrey Moull, conductor), among many other ensembles.
Tara-Louise Montour is a member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (JoAnn Falletta, conductor). She has on several occasions been invited to present solo recitals at the Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. From 2004 to 2010, Ms Montour was a faculty member of the New York State Luzerne Music Center. She performed extensively as one of the Luzerne Chamber Players and had the opportunity to work with principal players of the Philadelphia Symphony and New York City Ballet Orchestras.
Recipient of a grant from the Montréal Mayor’s Foundation in 2003, Tara-Louise has also been featured on the television networks of Radio-Canada, CBC-TV, Télé-Québec, APTN, Global and Bravo-TV.
In 2001 she narrated, in both our official languages, a performance of The Loon’s Necklace by the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Ms Montour is a past laureate of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition for Strings, the Canadian Music Competition and the Vanier College Interpretation Competition.
She holds a Licentiate of Music from Montréal’s McGill University as well as a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Northern Illinois University.

Born in 1980 in Kishinev, Moldova, the talented Alexandru Sura started studying piano at the ‘V. Poleacov’ school of music. Two years later he entered the cimbalom class at Ciprian Porumbescu High School. Since the age of 12, Alexandru has consistently won the top prize in various national and international competitions. At about this time he began to play with some of the most professional and prestigious orchestras in Romania and Moldova including the academic orchestras ‘JOC’ and ‘LAUTARII’. Since having embarked upon his solo career he has given many concerts and recitals in concert halls such as the National Philharmonic (Moldova), Place des Arts in Montreal and has toured extensively including appearances in Canada, USA, Romania, Austria, Russia, Germany, Belarus, Israel, France, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Estonia, and Turkey.

Alexandru has an impetus interpretive technique, and a sound with a rare finesse. He is emotional in everything he does, but instills this emotion in a plain musical message for his audience. He is true and persuasive, always winning over the public with the expressiveness of his interpretation. His repertoire is quite rich and varied, ranging from traditional music, folk performances, pre-classical and classical music to the creations of composers of the 20th century.

Alexandru Sura

Cimbalom, guest soloist

The Ottawa Bach Choir

guest choir

Guest Choir

The Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC), founded in 2002 by Dr. Lisette Canton, offers a wide range of choral music of the finest quality, performing music from all historical periods while keeping Bach’s choral oeuvre as the focus of its repertoire. Joining some of Canada’s most accomplished artists and top choristers from the National Capital region and beyond, The professional ensemble has received national and international recognition.

Now in its sixteenth season, the OBC performs a large subscription concert series in Ottawa and travels extensively in Canada and abroad. In 2016 the choir wasinvited to represent Canada at Meet in Beijing in Beijing and Shanghai, China. In 2014, the choir was invited to perform in Bachfest Leipzig 2014, the first Canadian choir to receive such an invitation. The choir has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, as well as in Europe, at Bach’s church, the Thomaskirche, in Lepizig, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Cathédrale Notre-Dame and Église de la Madeleine in Paris, and Basilica San Marco in Venice, among others. The OBC was invited as the first Canadian choir to perform and take over the duties of the Thomanerchor in May 2005, and again in 2007 and 2009. The choir engages in an educational outreach program each season and has performed in over 45 schools in the Ottawa-Carleton region.

The OBC has been broadcast nationwide on CBC Radio 2 and Radio-Canada, and has recorded six CDs to critical acclaim, with a seventh planned for release in 2018-19.     

Lisette Canton is a choral and orchestral conductor, vocal coach and technician, guest conductor, adjudicator, workshop leader and early music specialist. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed Ottawa Bach Choir, and Associate Professor and Head of Choral Music at York University, where she conducts three ensembles and is in charge of the graduate program in choral music. Dr. Canton has been a guest conductor at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, and taken the OBC on four successful European tours (2014, 2009, 2007 and 2005). She has also conducted in Leipzig, London, Paris, Venice, Lübeck, Stuttgart, Bayreuth, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Amsterdam, Groningen, Ypres, Passchendaele, Mexico City, at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, Montreal and Halifax, and has prepared choirs for Franz-Paul Decker, Johannes Ullrich, Pinchas Zukerman, Helmuth Rilling and John Rutter. She has taken the York University Chamber Choir on two international tours (2015, 2012), and has returned from conducting performances with the Ottawa Bach Choir in the prestigious Meet in Beijing international festival in Beijing and Shanghai, China, in April 2016. She has recently been named the Artistic Director of the Canada International Choral Festival (CICF), partnering with the China International Chorus Festival for upcoming concerts, tours and collaborations in Canada and China, and has also been invited to conduct at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2019.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lisette has lived in Canada most of her life. With degrees in Performance and Choral Conducting from McGill University, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she has recorded for CBC and Radio-Canada and been the guest conductor of numerous ensembles.

Lisette Canton

choral and orchestral conductor

Delphinus

Jazz Quartet

Under the direction of André Massicotte, trumpet, flugelhorn, with
Jonathan Pelletier, piano
Raymond Doré, bass
Michel Delage, drums
This versatile ensemble was founded in 2008 by André Massicotte. in 2009, they were invited guests in the « Grands du jazz canadien » series at the Festival international de jazz d’Ottawa. They were chosen by festival director Jacques Émond, as one of the three best ensembles.
Delphinus has performed at the National Arts Center at the Hilton in Gatineau and twice at the Jazz Jazz Jazz! sponsored by Brasseurs du Temps in 2017.

André Massicotte – trumpet
A Conservatoire de musique du Québec graduate, with an interpretation award in trumpet, André Massicotte has performed in several classical and jazz ensembles. He has performed at the Classical Festival of the Hautes-Laurentides, in the Lanoraie classic series and in several concerts in Ottawa-Gatineau area. Founder of Delphinus Jazz, the ensemble performs regularly in the Greater National Capital Region. In 1998, he was knighted by the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic.

Feryn Karahkwiiohstha King is wolf clan and Mohawk dancer from Akwesasne. She attended Toronto’s Centennial College’s Dance Performance Program and graduated in 2017.

She  performs and teaches dance and choreography, performing her cultural and traditional dances to the upcoming generation. Feryn had appeared extensively across Canada to perform her the traditional hoop dance as well as more contemporary styles. She has performed along side rapper Taboo, from the well known Black Eyed Peas singing group. She also appeared at the North American Indigenous Games, and most recently performed at the Indspire Awards 2018 in Winnipeg.

Feryn King (Karahkwiiohstha King)

First Nations Dancer (emerging artist)

Veronica Ungureanu

violin

Born Chișinău, Moldova in 1989 Veronica was quickly inspired by her violinist parents.
She began her piano studies at the age of four. Two years later, she switched to violin and developed a passion for traditional Romanian and European classical music. She soon entered the Ciprian Porumbescu Music High School under the direction of Galina Buinovsky. In 2006 she emigrated to Montreal and in 2008 entered l’Université de Montréal in Eleonara Turovsky class and completing her M. Mus. in violin in 2014.
Veronica has since performed as soloist for l’Orchestre Nouvelle Génération, l’Orchestre Symphonique Interculturel de Montréal and the National Chamber Orchestra, Organ Hall in Moldova.
Veronica has gained extensive experience in chamber music and in orchestra. She has been invited and performed by many renowned conductors, namely, Yuli Turovsky, Kent Nagano, Jean-François Rivest , Marc David, Airat Ichmouratov and Alain Aubut.
She shares her passion for music with her violin students at l’École Vincent d’Indy, at L’Académie Michelle Provost and most recently at l’école Archets & Compagnie.
Veronica is an accomplished and multitalented musician who inspires future generations with her knowledge.

Olga Semionova was born in Republic of Moldova, where she began her musical education at the age of six. Her first instrument, the piano, helped her to discover the world of music, but one year later, she chose to learn the violin, which eventually became Olga’s primary instrument . After graduation from the Serghei Rachmaninoff Republican Musical Lyceum, she pursued her studies at the Academy of Music in Moldova.
Olga’s professional career began with in municipal chamber orchestra “Amadeus ” and with the Ensemble of the Violinists of Moldova, who performed numerous concerts in the most prestigious concert halls in Moldova as well as in Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy and in France. As well, Olga was a member of the National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova for 8 years. She performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and as a member of numerous chamber music ensembles .
In 2015 Olga emigrated to Canada. She is currently a member of the Orchestre Nouvelle Génération and is enrolled in the Master ‘s Program at the University of Montreal.

Olga Semionova

violin

Jennifer Szeto

Jennifer Szeto

Piano

“Jennifer Szeto, who was impressive in the recital… continued to show why she’s one of the most promising of young collaborative pianists in Canada” (Scena Musicale).  A graduate of  the San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellowship, pianist Jennifer Szeto has been praised for her “rock-solid rhythm and a great variety of color” (Bachtrack). She was an Apprentice Coach with the 2016 Merola Opera Programas well as the Canadian Opera CompanyEnsemble Studio, where she assisted over a two year period, in seven productions and more than 15 recitals in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. From 2012 to 2014, she was an Apprentice Pianist with l’Opéra de MontréalAtelier Lyrique.

In 2018, she joins the staff at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativityas part of “Opera in the 21st Century”. She holds a M.Mus. Piano Accompaniment from McGill University, B.Mus Performance from University of Toronto.

In addition to a career as a performer, Miss Szeto is co-founder of Musique 3 Femmes, a project which aims to identify and support the work of female leaders in classical music. In 2018, they announced the Canadian biannual Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes, for emerging female composers and librettists in opera creation.

Of Serbian origin, Ana Drobac is an accomplished violinist and much sought-after teacher in Montreal, where she has lived since 2003. Enthusiastic, globetrotting, her violin leads her to countless tours every year. Ana has performed in Japan, Brazil, Russia, Armenia and Lithuania with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra conducted on different occasions by, Christoph Eschenbach, Ivan Fisher, Christopher Hogwood, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Jaap van Zweden, Eiji Oue and Yutaka Sado. She has also been a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas under the direction of Lorin Maazel and Kent Nagano. She has been principal violinist at the World Economic Forum at Carnegie Hall in 2010, as well as during the South American tour of Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Ecuador and the summer tour of Mexico in 2011. Ana Drobac completed her MA and PhD at l’université de Montréal in Anne Robert’s class. She is currently a member of La Pieta with Angèle Dubeau, l’Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières , l’Orchestre symphonique de Laval and Ensemble Appasionata, in addition to playing regularly with I musici de Montréal and l’Orchestre Métropolitain. She participated in the Britten-Pears Young Artist’s program in England and at the Philippe Glass Days and Nights festival in 2011. As a laureate of the National Chamber Music Competition of Serbia, this led  her to complete an internship in Austria with renowned musicians from the Amadeus quartet, Alban Berg, Bartók, Janacek and Smetana.
Ana played with Barbara Streisand, Rod Stewart recorded CDs for Celine Dion and Ginette Renaud. Her television work includes, La Voix, En direct de l’ Univers, as well as at the Gala de l’ADISQ and the Juno Awards. She participated in the Beethoven for the Indus Valley benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in 2011.

Since 2008, Ana Drobac has taught in numerous educational programs, including the Peace Music Festival in Chicago and El Sistema in Brazil and Panama. She has taught at Concordia University and l’Université de Sherbrooke. She is a professor for the external program of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She was the recipient of the loan of a violin by Nicolas Legault-Cavallero and a bow by Emmanuel Bégin donated by  les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

Ana Drobac

violin

At the age of 6, Robert was admitted as a violinist at the Tchaikovsky Special Music School in Yerevan, Armenia. In 2002 Robert Margaryan moved to Montreal, Canada, the same year he was admitted at the Université de Montréal to study with Eleonora Turovsky. Two years later Robert was one of the top prize winners at the Canadian Music Competition. The following year he was awarded the 1st prize at the
Sorel-Tracy Music Festival. Robert was a holder of a Scholarship from Armenian Canadian Association in Toronto, and was invited as a soloist to give a number of recitals.
Since 2005 Robert was regularly invited as a soloist to give recitals at the prestigious “Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur” and Aram Khachaturian concert hall in Montreal. Robert Margaryan has toured with
I MUSICI DE MONTREAL chamber orchestra in Canada, USA, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. In 2007 Robert was invited to play with St. Lawrence string quartet at the first international music festival in Cartagena, Colombia. Robert is a member of “dominante” Piano quintet and piano trio. The groups were invited several times to give a full concert at Place des Arts in Montreal and Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur. Robert has taken part in master classes given by Alexander Trostyanksy, Ilya Gringolts, Alexander Markov, Alexander Brusilovsky. Maxim Vengerov, Zakhar Bron. Robert is a member of the
“New Generation Chamber Orchestra” founded by Yuli Turovsky in 2010.

Robert Margaryan

Robert Margaryan

violin

Bojana Milinov

viola

Born in Belgrade, Bojana started to play violin when she was seven years old. In 1991 she entered The School For Musically Gifted Children, Cuprija, where she took up the viola, which had become her principal instrument. In 1995 Bojana Milinov entered the Music Academy of Belgrade and earned a bachelor’s degree under Professor Panta Velickovic. In spite her youth, Bojana Milinov already had an impressive experience as a professional musician. From 1995 until 2000 she played for the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. During that same time, Bojana was also a member of the Serbian String Quartet Mokranjac where she gained a great experience as a chamber musician. Serbian String Quartet ‘Mokranjac’ recorded works of Serbia’s best composers that were aired on national radio and television and was invited to significant festivals such as BEMUS, Mokranjac Day’s, Marble and Sound and International review of composers Belgrade. They participated in many antiwar concerts during the bombing of Belgrade in 1999, as well as concerts for peace in Kosovo.
In 2000 Bojana Milinov came to Montreal to pursue a master degree at University of Montreal under Professor Eleonora Turovsky with whom she completed her Doctorate of Interpretation.
During her studies she twice won the first prize at the Université de Montréal for the String Quartet competition. She participated in master classes with Jutta Puchhammer, Neal Gripp, Heidi Castleman, David Stewart, Edward Klorman, David Goldblatt and Jean-Philippe Vasseur.
Now established in Montreal, Bojana Milinov pursues career as a soloist, chamber musician and an orchestra musician collaborating with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montreal to name a few.
She was a Guest soloist for the opening concert of 34th International Viola Congress, Douglas Hospital Benefit Concert, giving recitals in la Galerie Outremont, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Salle Claude-Champagne, Bandeen Hall and Chapelle St-Louis.
She is known for her involvement not just in classical music. She earned great experience travelling around the world, touring with Goran Bregovic since 1993 until 2000, with Jorane 2004, participated in the soundtrack of the movie “Black Cat White Cat” of Emir Kusturica and many more.

Nancy Eadie

viola

Nancy Eadie has been a prominent musician violin/viola teacher in the Ottawa-Carleton/Kanata area for the past 40 years. Known as a versatile free-lance musician, she has performed with Virtuosi Productions, Orpheus Theatre, the Orchestra of Northern New York , Kingston and Ottawa Symphony and has appeared in many pubs and various local venues backing jazz and folk artists.
One of the original founders and conductors of the Kanata Symphony she continues to perform withthe orchestra on a semi-regular basis. Her love of music includes not only classical music but also folk and fiddling.

Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Thérèse Motard graduated with First Prizes in solo interpretation and chamber music performance from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, under the direction of Walter Joachim and Otto Joachim.  Following her tenure at the Conservatoire and with bursaries from the Canada Council of the Arts, she pursued advanced cello studies in New York with Bernard Greenhouse, Zara Nelsova and Lynn Harrell in New York. Madame Motard is the winner of several prizes: La fondation des amis de l’art, the National Competitive Festival of Music sponsored by CIBC (grand award) and the prize Cécile-Mesnard-Pomerleau sponsored by the JMC, all prizes for chamber music. In 1979 Madame Motard won the position of principal cellist of the Orchestre des jeunes du Québec where two years later she performed as soloist. In 1980, Thérèse Motard took the position of principal cellist with both the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (six years) and the Orchestre de chambre de Radio-Canada. She was also a member of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 2 years. In 1987 she was appointed principal cellist with Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal and with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.  She has performed frequently as a soloist with numerous Canadian ensembles such as The New Toronto Chamber Music Orchestra (1973), Orchestre des jeunes du Québec, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, Les Jeunes Virtuoses and has appeared in the capacity of chamber musician throughout the country and abroad. She was a  member of the Riverdale String Quartet, The Riverdale String Trio and Piano Trio, Durand-Derouin-Motard Piano Trio, Trio Plus, Morency Quartet, l’Ensemble St-Louis de France, the Claudel Quartet and the Arthur-Leblanc Quartet.  Throughout her career she has produced many recordings and is heard frequently on Radio-Canada and on CBC.

She has coached the World Youth Orchestra of the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada. Thérèse Motard was principal cellist of the highly acclaimed chamber music ensemble La Piéta. She has also played with great artists such as Pavarotti, Céline Dion, Ginette Reno, David Bowie, Victor Borge, YoYo Ma, Dionne Warwick and Dave Brubek. She participates in numerous chamber music concerts as well as solo concerts. She has taught at École secondaire Pierre Laporte, then for 15 years at the Université de Montréal and at Grenville Christian College. Madame Motard has been on many juries throughout the country and most recently, she has adjudicated the competition of the CANIMEX Canadian Music Competition. She has several CDs to her name: Song of the Birds “Cello Favourites” and Chopin for Cello and piano.

Thérèse Motard has her worship music ministry, www.theresemotard.com which brings her to worship in many parts of the world.  She has produced several CDs with Swan Records: “In the Garden”, “Hope-Espoir-Hatikvah”, “It Is Well with my Soul”.  She is presently Artistic Director of Classiqu’Arts Productions SD&G, owner/operator of the Riverdale School of Music as well as director of the Riverdale String Orchestra, in Cornwall Ontario.

Thérèse Motard

cello

Benjamin Sutton

cello

Benjamin Sutton completed an MA and a BA in Music Performance at the Université de Montréal under the direction of Thérèse Motard and Guy Fouquet. He serves as principal cello in the Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville since 2004 and has joined several orchestras and ensembles of the province. Benjamin also has a Masters degree in Information Science. He has been working as an electronic records manager for Hydro-Québec since 2009.

Veronika Rönkös

Veronika Rönkös

cello

Veronika Rönkös was born in Budapest, Hungary. She studied at the Bartók Conservatory and earned her M.A. at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. She has performed in Europe and, since coming to Canada, in Saskatoon, Thunder Bay and Calgary. Now living and freelancing in Montreal, Veronika is a member of the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil.

Peter Kilpatrick

Bass

Peter Kilpatrick has been a professional Bass player for over 40 years. He is fully experienced in all styles of music, but now plays mostly Classical and Jazz standards. He is still a member of The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Bass Section, where he has played for 30 years. When the Symphony season is over he enjoys playing Jazz standards on the St. Lawrence Cruise Lines in the summer season. He plays a full size “Hawkes” double bass made in England in 1925.

Barb Hunter earned a Music Ed ( Honors ) degree and a M. Music degree from Indiana University . She played trumpet for the Phoenix (Arizona) Symphony and also the Montreal Symphony Orchestra . In Montreal she taught at the Royal West Academy, at McGill and Concordia Universities. She played 1st trumpet in the Encore Brass Quintet and directed the 306th Wing (Maple Leaf) Concert Band . Barb moved to Lakeview Heights ON in 1999. She founded The Seaway Winds Concert Band in September 2001. Barb plays trumpet in the Ruby Tuesday Dixie Band and in the Maple Leaf Brass Band in Ottawa. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Canadian Band Association (Ontario Chapter) . She is a Life Member of the American Federation of Music.

Barb Hunter

trumpet

Tracy-Lynn Davies

Visual artist

Tracy-Lynn Davies originally from Timmins Ontario, settled in the Cornwall area with her active little family in 2009. Today she is the proud owner of a gallery and art supply store. Cailuan Gallery is a professional gallery with artist studio and classrooms for workshops. The gallery features her work as well as her curator Sandra Taylor-Hedges’ creations. Tracy works in various media. Her work is very diverse yet has a distinct style that resonates through her pieces. Her passion ranges from painting, sculpture, collage to jewellery making. Tracy is currently a member of Focus Art, Fine Art America and The Collective Four. She also serves on the Board of Your Arts Council in Cornwall SD&G counties.
Her works can be seen in Oshawa, Toronto, Morrisburg, Ingleside and Cornwall.

Sandra has been teaching painting and sculpting for over 17 years both privately and with the YMCA in the Toronto area; for St. Lawrence College Continuing Education program in Cornwall, Ontario, Iohahi:io Adult Education Center, in partnership with St. Lawrence College, on the Akwesasne Mohawk territory, the City of Cornwall, Parks and Rec programs, Cailuan Gallery in Cornwall and for 12 years in her studio which is now in Cornwall, Ontario. Sandra’s works have been shown in Cornwall, Toronto, Ottawa, and both North and South Carolina.

Sandra Taylor Hedges

Visual artist