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Rick Phillips
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Rick Phillips

Rick is currently a busy music writer and reviewer, lecturer, panel moderator, consultant, musical tour guide, artistic director and concert host. He’s often a juror in the classical music categories for the Juno Awards, and is the author of “The Essential Classical Recordings – 101 CDs” published by McClelland & Stewart. He leads a variety...

Matthew Larkin
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Matthew Larkin

One of Canada’s foremost organists and church musicians, Matthew Larkin has forged a successful career in many musical forums, including as choral and orchestral conductor, composer and arranger, accompanist, and recording artist. He is the Founding Artistic Director of Caelis Academy Ensemble, Ottawa, Music Director of the Anglican Chorale of Ottawa, Principal Family Conductor of...

Laurence Lemieux
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Laurence Lemieux

Laurence Lemieux is a choreographer, performer, presenter, teacher and artistic director of Citadel + Compagnie. Born in Québec City, Laurence studied dance at L’École Supérieure de Danse du Québec, and at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Her performance career began when she joined Toronto Dance Theatre in 1986. A member of the company for...

Alastair Boyd
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Alastair Boyd

Alastair Boyd studied music at the University of Toronto and at the Guildhall School of Music in London (England). His principal composition teachers were Lothar Klein and Derek Holman (Toronto) and Francis Shaw (London). He lives in Toronto, where for 10 years he served as head of the University of Toronto Central Library cataloguing department,...

Hannah Kendall
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Hannah Kendall

Known for her attentive arrangements and immersive world-building, Hannah Kendall’s music looks beyond the boundaries of composition. Her work bridges gaps between different musical cultures, both honouring and questioning the contemporary tradition while telling new stories through it. Contrasting fine detail with limitless abandon, she has become renowned both as a composer and a storyteller,...

Elder Duke Redbird
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Elder Duke Redbird

Dr. Duke Redbird is an elder, poet, activist, educator, and artist. With a legacy stretching back to the 1960s, he is a pillar of First Nations literature in Canada and has practiced a number of art disciplines including poetry, painting, theatre, and film. Duke Redbird reads two of his poems and is in conversation with...

Andrew Balfour
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Andrew Balfour

Of Cree descent, Winnipeg-based composer Andrew Balfour is an innovative composer, conductor, singer, and sound designer with a large body of choral, instrumental, and orchestral works, including Mamachimowin, commissioned by the TMC for its 125th-anniversary gala. Andrew is also the founder and Artistic Director of the innovative, 14-member vocal group Camerata Nova in Winnipeg. With...

Supriya Nayak
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Supriya Nayak

Supriya Nayak is an Odissi dancer from New Delhi, based in Toronto since 2015. Odissi is a dance form from the state of Odisha in eastern India that draws its movement and repertoire from sculpture, painting, literature, theatre, and ritual practices. Supriya’s work has been built upon years of training, first under Kiran Segal (1992-96,...