Artists

Aaron Schwebel, violin

Violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world as a chamber and orchestral musician. His charismatic musical personality and versatility as a performer have led him to pursue a variety of roles and collaborations, with a particular love for chamber music. A native Torontonian, he holds the positions of concertmaster… Read more

Min-Jeong Koh, violin & Bo-Yon Koh, piano

  Praised for her “extreme versatility” and “simply unbeatable beauty of tone” (Berliner Zeitung), Min-Jeong Koh maintains a busy schedule as a concert violinist and as an educator. As a member of the Cecilia String Quartet, First prizewinners of the 2010 Banff International String Quartet Competition and prize winners of… Read more

The Mercer-Park Duo

Since their debut recital in 2006, cellist Rachel Mercer and pianist Angela Park have delighted audiences across North America with their passionately committed performances and “dazzling blaze of virtuoso musicianship”.  Having performed worldwide as soloists and chamber musicians, they currently work together in such acclaimed groups as the Mercer-Park Duo,… Read more

Laura Swankey, vocalist

  Based in Toronto, Canada, Laura Swankey is an eclectic and skilled improvising vocalist known for her versatility, creativity and open mindedness. In 2015 she completed a Bachelor of Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto and attended the Banff Centre’s Creative Music Workshop thanks to the Ken Page… Read more

Carissa Klopoushak, violin

Carissa Klopoushak has made a name for herself as a curious, creative, and versatile violinist.  A charismatic and engaging performer, Carissa’s playing has been described as the complete package of sensitive musicianship and effortless technique.  Carissa proudly joined Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra in September 2014, after having performed with the group for… Read more

Ensemble Made In Canada

Ensemble Made In Canada (EMIC) is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada’s premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, EMIC was featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th anniversary issue as “Women to Watch” as an ensemble that is leading the next generation… Read more

TorQ Percussion Quartet

  Described by the Ottawa Citizen as “Outstanding – no, make that astonishing!”, Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble TorQ Percussion Quartet continues to bring new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance in every situation and opportunity. Renowned for their engaging performances, members Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake, and Daniel Morphy… Read more

Leopoldo Erice, piano

Spanish pianist Leopoldo Erice, born in Madrid in 1977, enjoys a performing and teaching career, which has brought him to Europe, the two Americas, Asia, and Africa. Among his performances, the recitals with cellist Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, clarinetist James Campbell, the Cecilia, Quiroga, Vega, and Penderecki String Quartets, and the Orquesta… Read more

Catherine Cosbey, violin

Canadian violinist Catherine Cosbey adores chamber music. She first graced the concert stage at the tender age of twelve as a member of her family ensemble, the Cosbey Trio, in a highly memorable guest artist appearance – memorable predominantly because they were two-thirds redheads. It is a believable scenario that… Read more