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Dominique Bernath

Dominique Bernath

Percussion Artist

Richard Burrows

Richard Burrows

Percussion Artist and Clinician

Louis Charbonneau

Louis Charbonneau

Timpani Artist

Arnold Faber

Arnold Faber

Vibraphone Artist and Educator

aiyun huang

aiyun huang

The ever-evolving Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician,
researcher, teacher and producer. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner
at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2002. Her past highlights include
performances at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Weill Recital Hall in New York, Los
Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s Green Umbrella Series, LACMA Concert Series,
Holland Festival, Agora Festival in Paris, Banff Arts Festival, 7éme Biennale d’Art
Contemporaine de Lyon, Vancouver New Music Festival, CBC Radio, La Jolla
Summerfest, Scotia Festival, Cool Drummings, Montreal New Music Festival, Centro
Nacional Di Las Artes in Mexico City, and National Concert Hall and Theater in Taipei.
She is a founding member of Canadian trio Toca Loca with pianists Gregory Oh and
Simon Docking. Since 2011, she has been performing with Musicians from soundSCAPE
with soprano Tony Arnolds and pianist Thomas Rosenkranz. Her recent highlights
include concerto appearances with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and L’Orchestre
Suisse Romande. Aiyun has commissioned and championed over 100 works in the last
two decades working with composers internationally.

She is a researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and
Technology in Montreal. In 2012, Mode Records released Save Percussion Theater
featuring Aiyun Huang and friends documenting important theatrical works in the
percussion repertoire. Aiyun’s research focuses on the cross-pollination between science
and music from the performer’s perspective. Her current research project “Memory in
Motion” focuses on the understanding of memory in percussion ensemble playing.

In May 2013 she co-hosted Random Walk: Music of Xenakis and Beyond with Canada’s
leading research institutions: Perimeter Institute, the Fields Institute for Research in
Mathematical Sciences, and Institute for Quantum Computing. In 2013, she produced
Music from soundSCAPE on New Focus Recording and upcoming release include disc on
Naxos Record featuring Canadian Composer Chris Harman’s percussion and keyboard
music produced by Aiyun.

Born in Kaohsiung, a southern city of Taiwan, Aiyun holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and
Master of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Bachelor of
Arts degree from the University of Toronto. Her teachers included Steven Schick, Russell
Hartenberger, Gaston Sylvestre, Robin Engelman, Bob Becker, and Francois Bedel.
Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Faculty Fellow at UCSD. She currently holds the
position of Associate Professor in Percussion at the Schulich School of Music at McGill
University in Montreal, Canada. She regularly teaches and performs in summer festivals
including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, soundSCAPE Festival in the Italian
Alps, and Roots and Rhizomes at the Banff Centre for the Arts. She is a proud endorser
of Sabian, Yamaha Canada, and Innovative Percussion.

Isao Nakamura

Isao Nakamura

Isao Nakamura has taught at the Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1994-2006), Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Music Seminar and Festival in Japan (1991-1998) and is Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe since 1992.

D'Arcy Philip Gray

D'Arcy Philip Gray

Percussion Artist, Clinician and Educator

Ben Reimer

Ben Reimer

Percussion Artist

Marie-Josee Simard

Marie-Josee Simard

Percussion Artist and Clinician

Daniel Tones

Daniel Tones

Percussion Artist, Clinician and Educator

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