Young Artists Series

October 2017 – Gabriela Iznardo and Alejandro Vega

Admission $10 (proceeds go directly to the artists)
Location TBA


January 21 – Nathan Bredeson and Anna Baksheeva

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3pm
Admission $10 (proceeds go directly to the artists)
Location TBA

Nathan Bredeson has received international recognition for his talents as a performer, composer, and arranger.

He earned his bachelor of music at the University of Ottawa where he studied under Canadian Guitar Quartet founding member Denis Donegani, and composition with John Armstrong and Frederic Lacroix. Nathan was awarded the Ed Honeywell Memorial Scholarship for classical guitar in 2013. He went on on to complete his masters degree under the tutelage of the Cuban guitar virtuoso Rene Izquierdo at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Under the watchful eye of Maestro Izquierdo Nathan refined his guitar technique and interpretive voice to reach a level of accuracy and expressiveness that has seen great success on both the concert stage and in competition settings.

Nathan enjoys performing solo works as well as in guitar ensemble and mixed ensemble situations, with a special interest in music of the Baroque and the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2014 he participated in the premier of Christine Donkin’s Lacus for ten guitars and string ensemble with the Ottawa Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra and continues to enjoy both writing and performing new works for guitar. Alongside performance, Nathan has been a finalist in several competitions across Canada and the United States, taking first prize at the 2015 Sharon Lynn Wilson Center Guitar Competition and receiving prizes at for his compositions Hommage a Paulo Bellinati for guitar duo and Astral Projection for solo guitar. He is proud to play on a 2015 cedar-top guitar built by Vicente Carrillo.

nathanbredeson.ca


March 25 – Félix Dallaire

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3pm
Admission $10 (proceeds go directly to the artist)
Location TBA

Félix Dallaire is currently studying classical guitar with Patrick Roux in Gatineau. Since starting his studies at the Music Conservatory, he has placed in the finals of various competitions, including Kiwanis, Concours de Guitare Outaouais, Guitar Montreal – La Relève and others. in 2016, he won first at Bravissimo, a competition between all the college students at Music Conservatory of Gatineau, and at Domaine Forget’s guitar competition.

Even though Félix is just beginning his bachelor’s degree, he is already building a solid career as a performer both as a soloist and in his duo with Christ Habib: “Comme un Duo”. This year, he is working on his first full solo concert.


May 20 – Michael Ibsen 

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3pm
Admission $10 (proceeds go directly to the artist)
Location TBA

Michael Ibsen is a young classical guitarist who brings audiences a sensitive and brilliant performance. He performs a diverse range of music on the classical guitar, reimagining historic and new works on the instrument. Michael received his Bachelor of Music degree from Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta, studying under Dr. Brad Mahon. During this time he also obtained his grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music certification in guitar. Michael has gone on to pursue his Masters of Music degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, where he now studies under Daniel Bolshoy.

Michael has performed in master classes and taken lessons with many of the worlds most renowned classical guitarists, including Judicael Perroy, Thomas Viloteau, Marc Teicholz, Johannes Moller, Michael Partington, Bruce Holzman, and Marcin Dylla. He has received accolades and prizes for his performance abilities and academic achievements, including winning third place in guitar at the 2015 National Music Festival of Canada (after winning prizes at the regional and provincial levels) and being a two-time recipient of grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He has performed in venues across western Canada and competitions across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Michael made his orchestral debut as a soloist with the Calgary Arts Orchestra in 2015.

Michael plays on a 2012 Marcus Dominelli spruce top.

www.michaelibsen.com

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