Colioris Ensemble-Summer Concert

After having lived in many cities around the world, she came to Montreal in 2003 from Alaska to study with Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto at McGill University. In 2004, she was given the Bruneau Prize from McGill for her exceptional solo recital. She has been actively playing solo and chamber music concerts regularly in the Montreal area, including through the Access Montreal City Culture Program since 2006. She is an affiliated professor at conservatoire de musique de montreal and has worked as an official accompanist at Queens University, an organist at Eglise Saint Arsene, and a pianist for the Montreal West Operatic Society. Tomoko is an avid chamber musician, having performed with the Alexander String Quartet in Florence, Italy (2008), cellists Laurentieu Sbarcea and Valentin Scharff, and violist Marcus Thompson. Her concert appearances include the International Music Festival and Workshop in both the Czech Republic (2003) and Germany (2010, 2011, and 2012). Summer in 2014&2015, she worked for the FriedensKonzert in Liesing, Austria. She has done the recording projects of music by Mozart, Chopin, Ravel, and Rachmaninoff with the recording engineer Meining Cheung (2008 and 2013). She does not hesitate to propose unconventional projects, for example playing in free-improvisation concerts in Montreal, and as part of the Journées de la culture – the concert in which the audience produced sketches during the performance. She has a Licentiate and Master's degree in piano solo performance from McGill University, and also holds a PhD and previously worked in the field of physical oceanography for many years. Jung Tsuai, violin (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony) Bio: A native of Taipei, Taiwan, violinist Jung Tsai gave her first solo performance in National Concert Hall in Taipei in 1994. She has won 3rd prize in Taiwan Chamber Orchestra Competition and was chosen by the school to give performances in the “Young Concert Artists Concert Series” while she attended High School division affiliated Tainan National University of Arts. She made her debut playing Brahms Violin Concerto with Mannes Community Orchestra and New York Doctor Orchestra in 2011 for the winner of Mannes Community Orchestra Solo Competition. In addition to solo performances, Ms. Tsai is also an intensive orchestral and chamber musician. Ms. Tsai had joined Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in 2013-2015 and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2012-2014 and served as assistant concertmaster during the year of 2012-2013. She was invited to Schleswig-Holstein and Britten-Pears Music Festival. In the year of 2015, her string quartet (Pavo) was invited to Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Brazil for the string quartet program under the guidance of Arianna String Quartet and has won the honorable mention in Plowman Chamber Music competition. She has recently won the Lumiarts Fellowship of string category for year 2015. In the past years, she has attended several festivals and had masterclasses with Mikhail Kopelman, James Buswell, Helmut Zehetmair, Josef Silverstein, Ivry Gitlis, Martin Beavor, Vadim Gluzman, Chee-Yun, and Gerardo Ribeiro. Ms. Tsai received Bachelor of Music Performance at Mannes College where she studied with Prof. Nina Beilina and Master Degree in Music Performance in DePaul School of music with Prof. Ilya Kaler. She recently graduated with an Artist Diploma at McGill Schulich School of Music with Prof. Axel Strauss. Marc Labranche, cello (member of The Royal Conservatory Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Opera Orchestra) Bio: Montreal-born cellist Marc Labranch holds a bachelor’s degree from the Schulich School of Music, McGill University (Schulich Scholarship, Valerie Wood Memorial Cello Award, Dean’s Honour List) and a master’s degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London UK (Leverhulme Trust Scholarship). Teachers include Guy Fouquet, David Hetherington, Elizabeth Dolin, John Kadz and Richard Lester. Marc regularly performs at major venues in North America, Europe and Asia, with renowned artists and prestigious ensembles. Important collaborations include performances with James Boyd (London Haydn Quartet), David Alberman (principal second violin, London Symphony Orchestra; Arditti Quartet), Gabrielle Lester (Barbican Trio), Mark Fewer (SuperNova Quartet; Duke Trio), Ronald Birks (Chilingirian Quartet), Richard Lester (Florestan Trio; London Haydn Quartet), Anton Kuerti, Laura Samuel (Belcea Quartet; Nash Ensemble), Jonathan Crow (SuperNova Quartet; New Orford Quartet; Concertmaster, Toronto Symphony Orchestra) and Teng Li (Principal viola, Toronto Symphony Orchestra). Marc is principal cellist of many ensembles in which he plays: The Royal Conservatory Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Opera Orchestra, etc. He also received orchestral training with prestigious ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchester (Germany). Polyvalent musician, Marc likes to tackle other types of music, such as improvisation and pop music. He performs regularly with singers such as Ben Wilkins and Coeur de Pirate, who invited him to be part of her 2010 concert at the Francofolies de Montréal. He also regularly performs in less conventional venues, such as homeless mission houses, as well as pubs and bars, in an effort to bring classical music to a broader audience. We are looking forward to see you at the concert! By donation

Détails de l'événement


29 août 2019 • 12 h 15

St. George’s Cathedral



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St. George’s Cathedral