Maurice Ravel –Tzigane
Antonín Dvořák –Serenade For wind instruments, cello and double bass in d minor, op.44
Antonín Dvořák – Songs My Mother Taught Me
Ondřej Kukal – Duo for violin and cello
Pablo de Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen
Serouj Kradjian – Dracula’s Ballad
And including our Young Composers Program winner: Matthew Hawken –Crustaceans Prevail
Amici Chamber Ensemble
Considered one of the most distinguished clarinetists of his generation, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas makes appearances as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, at festivals & concert series throughout the world. A prolific recording artist, he is a two-time Juno award winner and GRAMMY®-award nominee.
David Hetherington, for years the assistant principal cellist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly as a chamber musician as well as working frequently with contemporary music ensembles such as New Music Concerts and Soundstreams Canada. Mr. Hetherington plays his 1695 cello made by Giovanni Grancino of Milan “with rare delicacy and clarity”.
Juno-winning and Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian is hailed as a “keyboard acrobat” of “crystal virtuosity” by the press. He has established himself as a versatile artist whose readiness to break boundaries and explore different styles has made him an exciting voice on the international music scene. He is regularly invited to appear as soloist and chamber musician in North America and Europe.