Amber Morphy, soprano and pianist, is a versatile performer, teacher, and adjudicator. She owns her own successful private music studio in Cambridge, Ontario, teaching over thirty-five students a week.
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The Founder and Artistic Director of Yellow Door Theatre Project, *ANDORLIE HILLSTROM is a seasoned musical theatre professional, and a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake. She is eager to continue sharing her skills and passion with youth in the Toronto and Niaga Regions.
Andorlie has taught drama, musical theatre, voice and piano for several years, and has been a musical theatre adjudicator in regional and Provincial music festivals across Canada.
Arianne Ewing-Chow has a passion for teaching students how to make music an integral part of their lives. She believes in finding joy in music making through freedom of expression through sound. She graduated from University of Toronto (Bachelor of Music) and the Glenn Gould School (Artist Teacher of Pedagogy and Performance). Arianne studied abroad in Bad Bertrich, Germany for an international masterclass with John Perry, and the Almalfi Coast, Italy with Luiz de Moura Castro and Brian Ganz, and performed in a ten-piano monster concert with Toyich International Projects in Rome.
Italian pianist Erika Crinò is very active as a chamber musician and a soloist in Europe as well as North America, equally at home in the classical and the contemporary repertoire which she supports with several premiers to her name. She has been featured on CBC Radio both as a soloist and a chamber musician.
Known for her "lively temperament, energetic individuality and warm and communicative tone" (Muzsika, Budapest), violinist Erika Raum has a distinct musicality and tone. Playing professionally since the age of twelve, Ms. Raum quickly rose through the ranks by taking first place at the 1992 Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition in Budapest as well as the award for best interpretation of a Mozart concerto. She has returned on many occasions to perform in Hungary, Portugal, Sweden, Austria, Germany, England, Italy and France.
Originally from Ottawa, Fiona Jane Wood is a Toronto based pianist who is in demand both as a solo and collaborative artist. Ms. Wood champions both the standard and contemporary repertoire and has premiered several solo and chamber works across Canada. She holds an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and was awarded several scholarships in her post secondary education. Ms. Wood holds degrees from McGill University, University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould School in both Piano Performance and Pedagogy.
Jennifer’s students range in age from children as young as 3 years old to adults. She is a member of the violin faculty at the Royal Conservatory School and the JCC Miles Nadal Suzuki Program. Her teaching style readily adapts to the needs of the individual student. Her instruction of young children is primarily through the Suzuki Method. She began her first decade of teaching at the North York Suzuki School where she held the positions of String Coordinator and Director.
Canadian pianist Shoshana Telner has performed across Canada and abroad. Described as an “authentic musician with a sparkling technique” (Le Droit) and “full of fire and warmth” (the New York Times), Shoshana has a passion for engaging audiences with exciting performances. She made her solo orchestral début with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed as soloist with several orchestras including the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra.
Ms. Potter holds a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Western Ontario, and a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Michigan. Academic positions held include Lecturer in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Michigan, and Co-ordinator of the All-State Program at the Interlochen Centre for the Arts. She has been recognized with several awards in both teaching and performing, including the Alice B. Kern Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Michigan), and the UWO Gold Medal.