MAURO BERTOLI PIANO

Mauro Bertoli, pianist, born in Brescia, Italy, and resident in Ottawa, Canada, has established himself on the international stage and has been praised by the press for his formidable technique and exceptional sensitivity.

“….dazzled by (the) up-and-coming pianist …with absolutely flawless technique and deep musicality…Here is a newcomer to watch out for.” John Terauds, Toronto Star 

“I recommend the young and very gifted Italian pianist Mauro Bertoli…” Louis Lortie 

An excerpt from The Whole Note music guide ….

“In the world of classical music, Italy has long been known for producing famous singers and conductors. For some reason, though, the list of renowned Italian pianists is considerably shorter — Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Maurizio Pollini are among those who come to mind. However, with the release of three CDs featuring a young artist by the name of Mauro Bertoli, that list should be immediately augmented!” Richard Haskell, The Whole Note

 

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DENIS CHANG GYPSY JAZZ QUARTET

Fascinated by the music of French Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Taiwanese-Canadian guitarist Denis Chang’s formative years were spent alongside the Gypsies of France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, where he learned to play the style of music that is now known as Gypsy Jazz. There, he learned to understand the Romany way of life, and was completely immersed in the culture…

“The audience was mesmerized by the musical wizardry of Chang and hi back up musicians.” — LDNews, BC, Canada

“He plays faster than his shadow. As many know, that is also the case for many European Manouche gypsies […]. Denis, however, who is also equally at ease at Bebop and other jazz styles is somewhat of a Django cosmopolite. As such, he has assimilated both yesterday and today’s artforms.” — Jazz Podium, Germany

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CATHARIN CAREW MEZZO SOPRANO

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Described as ...  “a real personality with a dark edge to her mezzo as well as clear top notes" WhatsOnStage, UK

... As well as “exhilarating” by Opera Canada

Canadian mezzo Catharin Carew holds Masters of Music in Vocal Performance both from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London England and McGill University, Montreal. Whilst pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto, Catharin studied vocal pedagogy with Lorna MacDonald and is, alongside being a classical soloist, a workshop technician specializing in vocal projection with choral groups.

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THE JUDGEMENT OF PARIS

A NEW CABARET ON THE LIVES OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY AND MAURICE RAVEL

Written by Tom Allen
Tom Allen: narration, trombone, voice
Kevin Fox: voice, cello, guitar
Lori Gemmell: harp, trumpet, piano, voice
Bryce Kulak: piano, voice, accordion
Patricia O’Callaghan: voice, piano, percussion

Most people who have listened to CBC Radio 1 or 2 will be familiar with the voice of Tom Allen. At the moment he is the host of Shift on Radio 2. His programs are always filled with interesting facts about the selection, the composer or about our times. Tom is also known a host and consultant for symphony orchestras and smaller concerts, and as an author, a musician and broadcaster.

…beautiful arrangements of works by both composers as well as evocative new compositions riffing on themes in their life and music. – NOW Magazine

 They are an engaging company that is able to address the topics of love, war, history, art and beauty in such a way as to make light of them without being flip. I was entertained and moved as well as educated.  – Emily Hanlon, Ottawa Chamberfest

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GUY FEW & NADINA MACKIE JACKSON

Juno nominees 2014, Guy and Nadina are Canada’s most vibrant and visible wind soloists.

“Few and Jackson play with polished tone, immaculate intonation and infectious high spirits; it’s obvious they’re having a blast” (allmusic.com). Known internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, recitalists and fashionistas, Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson have performed in Canada and the USA as concerto soloists, multi-instrumental recitalists and recording artists.

“...the bassoon and corno da caccia can blend almost seamlessly in both tone and timbre...This pair of performers is indeed a good one, and I am glad that they are collaborating as much as they have.” - AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

“….completely engaging from the moment they walked on stage…. glorious… a fascinating and joyful concert…” - OLIVER CHRONICLE

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ANGÈLE DUBEAU & LA PIETÀ

An artist of rare versatility considered one of the most prominent violin virtuosos in Canada, for 35 years Angèle Dubeau, C.M., C.Q., has led a dazzling career in the great concert halls of the world. While her virtuosity and musicality have seduced critics, the public has adopted Dubeau for her uncommon gifts as a communicator and her outstanding ability to connect with it. In fact, she is the only Canadian classical musician to have been awarded gold records and has already succeeded in selling over 500,000 albums.

La Pietà

Transformed by this same desire to innovate, Angèle Dubeau founded La Pietà in 1997, an all-female string orchestra featuring some of Canada’s best musicians. What she could not have known at the time was that this experiment, originally conceived for periodic recordings, would gradually occupy most of her time. From early on, the ensemble gained a solid reputation, playing Canada’s most prestigious venues and on television. “Precise attacks, excellent ensemble playing and energy… One would think oneself magically transported to the blessed era of the Solisti di Zagreb… passion, presence… The musicians’ smiles are contagious, even more so because they are conveyed by way of both mouth and ears,” noted Le Devoir. Known for their exceptional virtuosity and impeccable precision, their rich interpretations, but above all the contagious happiness that enlivens their stage presence, Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà have crisscrossed the Americas and Asia for the last ten years.

Whether standing alone, in front of an orchestra, or in the intimacy of chamber repertoire with La Pietà, Angèle Dubeau continues to move and astonish us, while wanting only one thing: to start again. Angèle Dubeau plays on the “Des Rosiers” Stradivarius violin (1733).

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