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CURRENT PROJECTS
 
—piece for solo kantele (zither)
 
—orchestral arrangements for children's show A Duck in NYC
NEW RELEASE

 
 
Lullaby featured on Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's 2-CD "A Concert for New York" alongside works by Estacio, Gilliland, Martinu & Bernstein. 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year. Purchase.

"...gentle textures and flowing themes occasionally yield surprising harmonic turns and briskly changing meters."
—Allan Kozinn, New York Times, on Lullaby

"...a work of quiet rapture and refined sensibility...elegant concision..."
—Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide, on Lullaby
 
   
WHAT'S NEW
Complete video and audio of November 2, 2015 world premiere of Sonata for Viola & Piano (three movements).
Spring Complete audio of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra's September 19, 2015 performance.
"an effective work by a composer who writes capably and idiomatically for strings" —Greater Hamilton Musician
Six Pieces Included in the Royal Conservatory of Music's 2015 Piano Syllabus (ARCT level). Sample two. Loan or purchase the score from the CMC.
String Sextet "The Tempest" Complete archival recording of both movements now available.
Sonata for Viola & Double Bass Listen to audio samples from all four movements.
   
UPCOMING EVENTS
Date Location Work Details
2015
Nov 29 Ottawa, ON The Great Northern Diver Ottawa Youth Orchestra. John Gomez, cond. St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts.
2016
Jan 30 Edmonton, AB Traces of a Silent Landscape Vaughan String Quartet. Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Feb 21 Toronto, ON Traces of a Silent Landscape Windermere String Quartet. "The Great Outdoors". St. Olave's Anglican Church.
Mar 13 Kingston, ON Schubert Fantasy Gisèle Dalbec-Szczesniak (vn), Michel Szczesniak (pno). Queen's Faculty Artists Series. The Isabel.
Apr 14 Halifax, NS Spring Symphony Nova Scotia. Martin Panteleev, cond. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.
Apr 16 Sudbury, ON Northwest Passage Variations Sudbury Symphony Orchestra. Martin MacDonald, cond.
May 1 Regina, SK Yes, I Can! Regina Symphony Orchestra. RSO kids. Singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor's daring duck meets the orchestra.
May 14 Montreal, QC Piano Trio Musica Camerata Montréal. Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur. 100 Sherbrooke East.