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Emerging Artists

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra frequently invites young Canadian artists to perform as guest soloists a major composition for a solo instrument and orchestra:

  • J J Jun Li Bui, piano – début at the SMSV Cultural Centre on April 2, 2022 in Hindemith’s Kammermusik 2, Op. 36, No. 1.
  • Naomi Wong, piano – début at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2022 in Chopin’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2.
  • J J Jun Li Bui, piano – concert at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on March 20, 2021 in Prokofiev’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2.
  • Gregory Vandikas, piano – début at the SMSV Cultural Centre on December 12, 2020 in Scriabin’s Concerto for piano and orchestra.
  • Sarah Davidson-Gurney, violin – début at the SMSV Cultural Centre on October 17, 2020 in a world première of Violin concerto by Werner Chan.
  • Leonid Nediak, piano – concert at Flato Markham Theatre on December 14, 2019 in Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4.
  • Leslie Ashworth, violin – début at Flato Markham Theatre on October 19, 2019 in Barber’s Concerto for violin and orchestra.
  • J J Jun Li Bui, piano – début at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on March 30, 2019 in Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1.
  • Leonid Nediak, piano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 7, 2016 in Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2.
  • Alastair Thorburn-Vitols, descant – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 25, 2016 in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.
  • Anson Hui, piano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on October 24, 2015 in Beethoven’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1.
  • Lisa Hartl, trumpet – début at Cornell Recital Hall on June 19, 2015 in Shostakovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings No. 1.
  • Jun Kyu Park, cello – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 16, 2015 in Elgar’s Concerto for cello and orchestra.
  • William Bellehumeur, piano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on April 3, 2015 in Liszt’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1.
  • Younggun Kim, piano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 13, 2014 in Beethoven’s concerti for piano and orchestra No. 3 and 4.
  • Nicole Li, violin – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on June 26, 2014 in Saint-Saëns’ Concerto for violin and orchestra No. 3.
  • Mark Djokic, violin – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 5, 2013 in Sibelius’ Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op. 47.
  • Keith Klassen, tenor and Andrea Ludwig, mezzo-soprano – début at Markham Theatre on March 30, 2013 in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
  • Rachel Mercer, cello – début at Markham Theatre on March 30, 2013 in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33.
  • Maxim Bernard, piano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on February 16, 2013 with Schumann’s Concerto for piano and orchestra.
  • Rebecca Whelan, soprano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 15, 2012 in Handel’s Messiah.
  • Joelle Kee, violin – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on October 27, 2012 with Mendelssohn’s Concerto for violin and orchestra.
  • Jonas Feldman, trumpet – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on June 28, 2012 and at Unionville Millennium Bandstand on July 1, 2012 with Haydn’s Concerto for trumpet and orchestra.
  • Angela Burns, mezzo-soprano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 6, 2012 in Broadway Kids Live!
  • Daniel Bedrossian, descant and Jesse Clark, baritone – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 15, 2011 in Handel’s Messiah.
  • Stanislav Vitort, tenor – début at CBC Glenn Gould Studio on June 25, 2011 in Mozart’s Mass in C (“Coronation”), K. 317.
  • Daniela Gassi, viola; Rachel Gauntlett, cello; and Adam Gaw, French horn – début at Markham Contemporary Music Festival in Dohnányi’s Sextet, Op. 37.
  • Darrett Zusko, piano – début at CBC Glenn Gould Studio on April 30, 2011 with Mozart’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 24, K. 491.
  • Samuel Bisson, cello – début at CBC Glenn Gould Studio on February 19, 2011 with Haydn’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1.
  • Marta Herman, mezzo-soprano – début at Markham Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 17, 2010 with J.S.Bach’s Kleines Magnificat BWV Anh. 21.
  • Hyuntak Lee, piano – début at CBC Glenn Gould Studio on August 7, 2010 with Mozart’s Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 23

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