Brought together by an interest in history, these folk players soon discovered a common love of traditional music. Together, piper Jared Ross, fiddler Victoria Ellam, and guitarist Nathan Smith form The Interpreters. Sharing their passion for music and history around Toronto, The Interpreters bring the music of the past (with all its energy, humour, and beauty) to the audiences of today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pianist Emily Rho is an open-minded and much-sought-after musician based in Toronto, Canada. Co-director of Pocket Concerts and Acquired Taste, Emily is an effortless public speaker who aims to connect personally with her audience. Her love of performing and exceptional dedication to her craft have led to many accolades and opportunities to be heard in various concert venues in North America, Europe, and Asia. Emily has been invited as a guest pianist at music festivals in Québec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and New York.
Considered among “Canada’s most promising and brilliant young musicians” and recognized for his musically “refined sensitivity” [Calgary Herald], Canadian-American cellist Britton Riley enjoys a diverse musical career as a performer, teacher, artistic director, and recording engineer. Formerly Assistant Principal of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, he joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2015 at the age of twenty-seven. Mr. Riley has a strong interest in collaborating with artists of various disciplines, especially dancers and photographers. Among his many interests, he enjoys traveling, nature, sports, cooking, hiking, and photography.
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!
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.
Lorin Shalanko is a much sought out pianist, praised for his sensitive
and evocative playing. At Wilfrid Laurier University he provides
instruction, accompaniment and coaching to many musicians on their
way to making their mark in the next stage of their careers. He regularly performs with Leslie Fagan, Jenn Enns-Modolo, Amy
Waller and other musicians and dancers of a number of Canadian
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.