Born in early 2015 on the Philosopher's Walk in downtown Toronto, the Odin String Quartet aims to promote modern Canadian compositions, alongside works of the classical music literature. This year they will be presenting a movie music inspired show, consisting of catchy and memorable tunes written for movie soundtracks, as well as classical music used in films.
The Accolade Trio, an audience favourite at the Belfountain Music Festival, is comprised of York Music Professors Patricia Wait and Mark Chambers and Elizabeth Acker. Together they present an inspiring mix of repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano. This year's program will include Beethoven Trio op. 1 no. 3 and Carl Fruehling's Trio in a minor.
A native or Erin Ontario, soprano Emily Vondrejs currently studies with Canadian soprano Leslie Fagan and pianist Lorin Shalanko at Wilfrid Laurier University. Emily was the recipient of the 2018 Maureen Forrester Music Scholarship for outstanding talent in performance. She continues to sing at private gatherings as well as several local churches in the surrounding area.
Since its inception in 2010, the Ton Beau String Quartet has been committed to engaging and challenging audiences by presenting a mix of classical quartet gems along with music that is being composed today.The Ton Beau's debut recording "The Sound of Silent Voices", a collaboration with BMF founder Dr. Zachary Ebin, was described as "Outstanding" by Whole Note Magazine.
Pianist and Conductor Ronald D. Greidanus has performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras in over 30 countries. In 1999 Ron founded the Georgetown Bach Chorale, which presents up to 15 concerts a year in homes, churches and other venues in the Georgetown area.
The Golden Country Classics have been playing old-time Country Dances, Barbeques and parties together for the past eight years. All local farmers, the band is led by Rod Salisbury on the piano, with Brian Stevenson on drums, Sam Leitch on the fiddle, Wib Tupling on the guitar, and Lionel Gibney on the bass. There will be dancing!
Stephanie Tulloch is a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. She performs in many different styles and genres, ranging from contemporary, pop, folk to classical. She is currently working as a music scholar at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, and as a children’s guitar teacher, all whilst studying for her degree, writing, and performing. She is studying Voice for her Honours Bachelor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.
James Turner is a freelance guitarist, singer and multi instrumentalist. He performs locally in varying styles from rock, R&B to country. He is experienced in recording arts, mixing, and experimenting with different sounds and instruments. He is currently enrolled in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.
Brought together by an interest in history, these museum workers soon discovered a common love of traditional music. Together, piper Jared Ross, fiddler Victoria Ellam, and guitarist Will McFadden (currently on hiatus while completing his PhD in history) formed The Interpreters, and have shared their passion for history and music with audiences around Toronto. The Interpreters want to bring the music of the past--with all its energy, humour, and beauty--to the audiences of today.
The Belfountain Music Festival was inspired by founder Zachary Ebin's experience of the wonderful acoustic in the Melville White Chuch. Every year we host an evening of solo Bach performances, to make the most of this local treasure!