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August 7–20, 2023

2023 Guest Artists and Faculty


Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante (Nancy Dahn, violin and Timothy Steeves, piano) are Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble. Known for the passion and brilliance of their performances, their extraordinarily unified voice has become one of the most striking features of their work.

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SHHH!! Ensemble

“Truly virtuosic and intense” describes Zac Pulak and Edana Higham’s SHHH!! Ensemble. Exploring sonic worlds through a myriad of percussion instruments and piano, they love to share the wonder of strange and beautiful new sounds.

Vernon Regehr

Vernon Regehr

Cellist Vernon Regehr is an active recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, conductor and teacher. He is a member of the Spectrolite and Arkora Ensembles, and currently on faculty at Memorial University’s School of Music.

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Bekah Simms

JUNO and Gaudeamus Award-nominated composer Bekah Simms is a St. John's-born, Glasgow-based musician and lecturer whose lauded works revel in musical extremes, described variously as "enthralling and unique... a melange of intricacies, colorful, yet frightening, grotesque, yet intriguing" (A Closer Listen) and "visceral contemporary music that enfolds external inspirations with dazzling rigor and logic" (Bandcamp Daily.)


Randolph Peters

For composer Randolph Peters, music is a passport, a way to explore the world. His work includes commissions from the Canadian Opera Company, and the Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras, Kronos Quartet, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Elmer Iseler Singers, and Orchestre Symphonique du Québec among others. Although he has composed in a number of different genres, Peters especially enjoys telling stories through his work in opera and film music.


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