Ensemble Made In Canada, piano quartet
Elissa Lee, violin
Sharon Wei, viola
Rachel Mercer, cello
Angela Park, piano
WMCT Commission by Christopher Mayo
Thursday, May 7, 2015 1:30 PM
Walter Hall, University of Toronto
80 Queen’s Park (Museum Subway Station)
Ensemble Made In Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as one of Canada’s première chamber ensembles. Past WMCT scholarship winners Elissa Lee, violin, and Rachel Mercer, cello, are joined by Sharon Wei, viola, and Angela Park, piano, uniting a shared love of chamber music. Members have also forged individual careers, adding a wealth of international experience through participation in such festivals as Marlboro, Ravinia, Orford, Verbier, Prussia Cove, Pablo Casals, and Evian.
Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from The Banff Centre for the Arts, the quartet was also featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80 women to watch, as an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians.
Ensemble Made In Canada regularly performs at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival of the Sound, and the Stratford Music Festival, and recently performed for Montreal’s Pro Musica, State University of New York at New Paltz, and Toronto’s Syrinx. The Ensemble has provided master classes, chamber music coaching, and lectures at universities across Canada and in the United States, and has participated in outreach programmes for public schools in Ontario.
Ensemble Made In Canada will première a WMCT commission by Canadian composer Christopher Mayo.
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Major, WoO 36
- Christopher Mayo – World Première of WMCT Commission
- Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26
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