2020-21 Season Artists

Ladom Ensemble

Ladom Ensemble combines piano, cello, accordion, and percussion in a unique blend of acoustic chamber and world music that is passionate, sophisticated, and wild. The group met and formed in 2007 while studying music at the University of Toronto. Individual members hail from Alberta (Michael Bridge – accordion), Toronto (Beth… Read more

Quatuor Despax

(FR) Cendrine Despax, violon Jean Despax, violon Maxime Despax, alto Valérie Despax, violoncelle Formé en 2003 à Gatineau par quatre frères et sœurs, le QUATUOR DESPAX donne régulièrement des concerts dans la capitale nationale du Canada, en Outaouais ainsi qu’à Montréal. Il se produit dans différents festivals ou séries de… Read more

Alex Samaras

Alex Samaras is recognized as one of North America’s leading singers in the jazz, experimental and new music idioms. He has performed with Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, Beverley Glenn Copeland, Jackie Richardson, Marvin Hamlisch among others.  Alex leads his own vocal group GREX, exploring the extremes of the human voice in the context of ancient… Read more

Rebekah Wolkstein & Drew Jurecka

Celebrated for her stunning virtuosity, nuance and broad musical versatility, Wisconsin-born violinist, Rebekah Wolkstein has established a strong presence on the Toronto music scene. As a classical violinist, Rebekah has performed and toured extensively with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, and in… Read more

Michael Bridge

Lauded as “a wizard of the accordion,” Michael Bridge is internationally-renowned for his warm stage personality, stereotype-smashing versatility, and blazing virtuosity. Named one of CBC’s “30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30”, he made his solo orchestral debut with the Boston Pops at 17 and gives over 100 concerts per year… Read more

Lara Dodds Eden

With a career spanning three continents and experience across the arts, Lara moved to Canada following a twenty week residency as the Banff Centre’s Collaborative Pianist and Associate Artist in 2013-2014. She is currently a student of Lydia Wong and a Doctoral candidate in Collaborative Piano at the University of Toronto,… Read more

Jenna Marie Pinard, voice and Jay Yoo, guitar

Jenna Marie Pinard and Jay Yoo are a jazz duo from Toronto, Canada. Individually and in a variety of ensembles, they have performed at prestigious Canadian venues such as Old Mill Toronto, The Rex Hotel, Upstairs Jazz, House of Jazz, Koerner Hall, Canadian Stage, Meridian Arts Centre, and Banff Centre for… Read more