June 16, 3:00PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave. NW)
Admission by donation
Music by Robert and Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms.
Compositions for piano, cello, and violin, played by Sarah Ho, Kathleen de Caen and Virginie Gagné.
Canadian pianist Sarah Ho has performed in recitals and festivals across Canada, the USA, and Europe as a soloist and ensemble player.
Sarah has been featured with orchestras across Canada including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. She has performed in notable venues and festivals around the world, including the Shubert Theatre on Broadway in New York, the Kennedy Center, the Banff Festival for the Arts, the National Arts Centre Young Artists Programme, the Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, and Weekend of Chamber Music in New York. Sarah also travelled to China with Edmonton’s Windrose Trio, when they became the first Canadians to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival, in Harbin, China.
Sarah holds degrees from the music schools of Indiana University and Yale University, where she studied under Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank.
Sarah currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and is on the faculty of the Macewan University Conservatory of Music. She is a founding member of the Edmonton Recital Society and continues to serve on the artistic committee.
Sarah is also a busy mother to her two sons, Markus and Sebastian. An avid runner, she enjoys long distance racing, in her spare time.
Growing up in Edmonton, Kathleen de Caen started playing the cello at age 5. Her primary teachers were Grazyna Sobieraj, Julie Amundsen, and Tanya Prochazka; with whom she completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Alberta. She later went on to complete a Master’s degree in cello performance with Matt Haimovitz at McGill University.
As a soloist, she has been invited to perform with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra on multiple occasions for their education series. Kathleen was also the featured young artist of the ESO’s 2012 Symphony Under the Sky series.
As a chamber musician, Kathleen has performed across North America with musicians such as Yehonatan Berick, Jean Efflam-Bavouzet and Paul Coletti. She has participated numerous times with Matt Haimovitz’s ensemble, Uccello, who performed at Carnegie Hall in 2013. In 2016, Kathleen co-founded Trio De Moda, an Alberta based string trio that has performed across Alberta and the Maritime provinces.
Kathleen was acting principal cello of Symphony Nova Scotia, in Halifax, for the 2017/2018 series but is very excited to be back in Alberta and a section cellist in the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
One of Edmonton’s most sought-after violinists, Virginie Gagné has been involved in numerous local musical events since her arrival in Edmonton, Alberta in 2006. Her playing style transcends musical genres, from baroque to pop to new music. She has been a featured soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, in addition to being an active chamber violinist with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the Edmonton Recital Society. Prior to her appointment as Assistant-Concertmaster to the ESO, Virginie was a member of the first violins in the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with the Houston Symphony, iMusici, Les Violons du Roy, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.