Rosebud Festival Society
 

ROSEBUD CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 6-11, 2019

rosebud, alberta

It is a great thrill to welcome you to the sixth annual Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. RCMF is a grassroots project committed to bringing world class musical performance to the rural communities in the Canadian Badlands. The mission of RCMF is to showcase international performers in concerts, education and outreach programs. Our spectacular artist lineup includes some of the brightest talent in Canadian music. I am thrilled to welcome them to Rosebud, Alberta, the artistic heart of the Canadian Badlands. My hope is to see RCMF guest artists and visiting students find a home for their hearts in Rosebud where talented actors, musicians, visual artists and crafts persons have made creativity and excellence their hallmark. 

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Aaron Shwebel | Violin   Canadian violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world as a chamber and orchestral musician. His warm, charismatic musical personality and versatility as a performer have led him to pursue a variety of roles and collaborations, with a particular love for chamber music.  A native Torontonian, Aaron holds the positions of Associate Concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company and Concermaster with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. In the past, Aaron has performed as guest concertmaster with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Orchestra London. Aaron works regularly as an extra with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.  Aaron did his studies at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and Indiana University. Teachers include Jonathan Crow, Yaela Hertz, Mauricio Fuks, and Andre Roy. Upon graduation from McGill, Aaron was awarded the Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin Award.  During his studies at McGill, Aaron co-founded Chamber Music Without Borders (co-director 2008-2010), a student-run outreach initiative that presents concerts, workshops, and other musical events in the Montreal community. Founded in 2008, CMWB presents over 40 free concerts per year in the Montreal area and- still under the directorship of McGill students- continues to function as a self-sustainable volunteer organization.  Aaron has been a member of the Roddick String Quartet, representing Canada at the 2009 London International String Quartet Competition, as well as the Kuttner Quartet, the student string quartet in residence at Indiana University. He has been invited to take part in Ottawa Chamberfest, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Music By The Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia, and the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. He was recently featured on CBC Radio 2 ‘In Concert’ as a 2014 Next! Artist. Aaron has performed as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Lanaudiere, and McGill Symphony Orchestra. He has been on faculty at KlezKanada as a violin teacher, having attended the summer klezmer music festival frequently since he was a child.

Aaron Shwebel | Violin

Canadian violinist Aaron Schwebel has performed throughout the world as a chamber and orchestral musician. His warm, charismatic musical personality and versatility as a performer have led him to pursue a variety of roles and collaborations, with a particular love for chamber music.

A native Torontonian, Aaron holds the positions of Associate Concertmaster with the Canadian Opera Company and Concermaster with the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. In the past, Aaron has performed as guest concertmaster with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Orchestra London. Aaron works regularly as an extra with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

Aaron did his studies at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music and Indiana University. Teachers include Jonathan Crow, Yaela Hertz, Mauricio Fuks, and Andre Roy. Upon graduation from McGill, Aaron was awarded the Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin Award.

During his studies at McGill, Aaron co-founded Chamber Music Without Borders (co-director 2008-2010), a student-run outreach initiative that presents concerts, workshops, and other musical events in the Montreal community. Founded in 2008, CMWB presents over 40 free concerts per year in the Montreal area and- still under the directorship of McGill students- continues to function as a self-sustainable volunteer organization.

Aaron has been a member of the Roddick String Quartet, representing Canada at the 2009 London International String Quartet Competition, as well as the Kuttner Quartet, the student string quartet in residence at Indiana University. He has been invited to take part in Ottawa Chamberfest, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Music By The Sea in Bamfield, British Columbia, and the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. He was recently featured on CBC Radio 2 ‘In Concert’ as a 2014 Next! Artist. Aaron has performed as a soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Lanaudiere, and McGill Symphony Orchestra. He has been on faculty at KlezKanada as a violin teacher, having attended the summer klezmer music festival frequently since he was a child.

Keith Hamm | Viola   A native of Rosebud, Alberta, violist Keith Hamm is rapidly gaining recognition as a dynamic and exciting young presence on the Canadian music scene. Upon completion of his studies, Keith was named Principal Violist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra.  Keith received his training at The Glenn Gould School of Music under the instruction of Steven Dann, and at the Mount Royal Conservatory under Nicholas Pulos. Other influences include Pinchas Zukerman, Mark Fewer, Richard Lester, the London Haydn Quartet, and especially formative summers at the Chamber Music Programme at Le Domaine Forget.  Keith is an alumnus of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove; the Sarasota Music Festival; Masterclasses at The Banff Centre, and Morningside Music Bridge. Keith has been featured on CBC Radio, Classical 96.3, Minnesota Public Radio and has been named one of Canada’s Hottest 30 Classical Musicians Under 30 by CBC.  A dedicated chamber musician, Keith has shared the stage with Anssi Kartunnen, Ernst Kovacic, Richard Lester, David Geringas and members of the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Keith has been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival as guest violist with the Royal Conservatory’s ARC Ensemble; the SweetWater Music Festival in Owen Sound; Ottawa Chamberfest, and at Music By The Sea in Bamfield, BC. Keith has been a guest with the Juno-winning Amici Ensemble and is a frequent guest with Continuum Contemporary Music. Keith performs regularly on the Skylight Series in Toronto’s Distillery District and is co-founder and producer of Stereo Live at The Campbell House Museum. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Rosebud Chamber Music Festival in Rosebud, Alberta.  Keith plays on a viola made by Joseph Curtin in 2001 and a bow by James Tubbs.

Keith Hamm | Viola

A native of Rosebud, Alberta, violist Keith Hamm is rapidly gaining recognition as a dynamic and exciting young presence on the Canadian music scene. Upon completion of his studies, Keith was named Principal Violist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra.

Keith received his training at The Glenn Gould School of Music under the instruction of Steven Dann, and at the Mount Royal Conservatory under Nicholas Pulos. Other influences include Pinchas Zukerman, Mark Fewer, Richard Lester, the London Haydn Quartet, and especially formative summers at the Chamber Music Programme at Le Domaine Forget.

Keith is an alumnus of the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove; the Sarasota Music Festival; Masterclasses at The Banff Centre, and Morningside Music Bridge. Keith has been featured on CBC Radio, Classical 96.3, Minnesota Public Radio and has been named one of Canada’s Hottest 30 Classical Musicians Under 30 by CBC.

A dedicated chamber musician, Keith has shared the stage with Anssi Kartunnen, Ernst Kovacic, Richard Lester, David Geringas and members of the Smithsonian Chamber Players. Keith has been invited to perform at the Ravinia Festival as guest violist with the Royal Conservatory’s ARC Ensemble; the SweetWater Music Festival in Owen Sound; Ottawa Chamberfest, and at Music By The Sea in Bamfield, BC. Keith has been a guest with the Juno-winning Amici Ensemble and is a frequent guest with Continuum Contemporary Music. Keith performs regularly on the Skylight Series in Toronto’s Distillery District and is co-founder and producer of Stereo Live at The Campbell House Museum. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Rosebud Chamber Music Festival in Rosebud, Alberta.

Keith plays on a viola made by Joseph Curtin in 2001 and a bow by James Tubbs.

 
 
Intrigued by the violin, Elizabeth Skinner began studying music at the age of nine in her hometown of Victoria, Canada. Since then, she has become an engaging and diverse performer, winning solo and chamber music awards in Canada and the United States.  An active soloist and chamber musician, Elizabeth has toured in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Japan, South Korea and China. She is a founding member of Trio Armonioso and Trio Émerillon, and a member of Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band, collectif9.  As concertmaster, Elizabeth has enjoyed leadership roles with the McDuffie Center String Ensemble, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble. She has had the privilege of working with conductors Ward Stare, Robert Spano, Eric Jacobson, Janos Sandor, Matthias Pintscher, Pablo Heras-Casado, Alan Gilbert and Alexis Hauser, and of performing with musicians such as Amy Schwartz Moretti, David Halen, Robert McDuffie, Daniel Phillips, Axel Strauss, Eric Nowlin, Marc Coppey, Kurt Muroki, Huw Watkins, Pedja Muzijevic, Steven Dann, Ernst Kovacic, Anssi Karttunen, and Johannes Moser.  Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Georgia, USA. She completed a Master of Music in Violin Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, and is continuing her studies there as a Doctorate of Music in Performance Studies candidate, under the instruction of Axel Strauss.  In 2015, Elizabeth was the winner of the Canadian Music Competition (19-30 years strings category) and the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s Peter Mendell Award. She won first prize in the Prix d’Europe competition strings category in 2016, as well as third prize in the overall competition, and the Guy Soucie prize for her interpretation of a Québécois work. In 2017 she was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation award. Most recently, she was a finalist in the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (2018).

Intrigued by the violin, Elizabeth Skinner began studying music at the age of nine in her hometown of Victoria, Canada. Since then, she has become an engaging and diverse performer, winning solo and chamber music awards in Canada and the United States.

An active soloist and chamber musician, Elizabeth has toured in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Japan, South Korea and China. She is a founding member of Trio Armonioso and Trio Émerillon, and a member of Montreal’s cutting-edge classical string band, collectif9.

As concertmaster, Elizabeth has enjoyed leadership roles with the McDuffie Center String Ensemble, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, and the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble. She has had the privilege of working with conductors Ward Stare, Robert Spano, Eric Jacobson, Janos Sandor, Matthias Pintscher, Pablo Heras-Casado, Alan Gilbert and Alexis Hauser, and of performing with musicians such as Amy Schwartz Moretti, David Halen, Robert McDuffie, Daniel Phillips, Axel Strauss, Eric Nowlin, Marc Coppey, Kurt Muroki, Huw Watkins, Pedja Muzijevic, Steven Dann, Ernst Kovacic, Anssi Karttunen, and Johannes Moser.

Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Georgia, USA. She completed a Master of Music in Violin Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, and is continuing her studies there as a Doctorate of Music in Performance Studies candidate, under the instruction of Axel Strauss.

In 2015, Elizabeth was the winner of the Canadian Music Competition (19-30 years strings category) and the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s Peter Mendell Award. She won first prize in the Prix d’Europe competition strings category in 2016, as well as third prize in the overall competition, and the Guy Soucie prize for her interpretation of a Québécois work. In 2017 she was a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation award. Most recently, she was a finalist in the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition (2018).

Julie Hereish | Cello   Julie studied the cello in her native city, Montreal, and then in Vienna, Austria. She is a member of Trio Lajoie and a cofounder and member of a piano quartet called Quatuor Philanthros and a cello octet called Élément 8. She has been invited to play in various chamber music festivals such as Music By The Sea in Bamfield (BC), Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière in Saguenay (QC) and Rosebud Chamber Music Festival in Rosebud (AB). She created, along with actor Pierre Mayer, a musical pantomime for kids called Charlot et Mlle Cello, in honor of Chaplin’s famous character. Julie has been playing regularly as a supernumerary cellist with Les Violons du Roy (QC) and is now the assistant principal cello of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

Julie Hereish | Cello

Julie studied the cello in her native city, Montreal, and then in Vienna, Austria. She is a member of Trio Lajoie and a cofounder and member of a piano quartet called Quatuor Philanthros and a cello octet called Élément 8. She has been invited to play in various chamber music festivals such as Music By The Sea in Bamfield (BC), Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière in Saguenay (QC) and Rosebud Chamber Music Festival in Rosebud (AB). She created, along with actor Pierre Mayer, a musical pantomime for kids called Charlot et Mlle Cello, in honor of Chaplin’s famous character. Julie has been playing regularly as a supernumerary cellist with Les Violons du Roy (QC) and is now the assistant principal cello of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

Leana Rutt | Cello   Born and raised in London, Ontario, Leana Rutt was appointed assistant principal cellist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2013. A graduate of the Juilliard School and of McGill University, Leana has performed in halls across North America and Europe from Carnegie to the Concertgebouw.  Leana has devoted much of her musical career to chamber music. She has made appearances with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Music By the Sea, the Agassiz Festival, Virtuosi Concerts, and Stereo Live Toronto. As a member of the Uccello ensemble she gave performances on NPR’s From the Top and at the 2011 South by Southwest festival, and their Grammy-nominated album Meeting of the Spirits was heard on over 100 radio stations across North America.  With a particular interest in new music, Leana has given numerous premieres in concert with Groundswell, in Lucerne alongside members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and with the contemporary music ensembles of Juilliard and McGill.  Leana has been a participant in the festivals of Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Sarasota, Banff, and le Domaine Forget, as well as the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Leana started on cello at the age of six with Terry Sefton. She continued her studies with Paul Pulford, Matt Haimovitz and Timothy Eddy.

Leana Rutt | Cello

Born and raised in London, Ontario, Leana Rutt was appointed assistant principal cellist of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2013. A graduate of the Juilliard School and of McGill University, Leana has performed in halls across North America and Europe from Carnegie to the Concertgebouw.

Leana has devoted much of her musical career to chamber music. She has made appearances with the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, Music By the Sea, the Agassiz Festival, Virtuosi Concerts, and Stereo Live Toronto. As a member of the Uccello ensemble she gave performances on NPR’s From the Top and at the 2011 South by Southwest festival, and their Grammy-nominated album Meeting of the Spirits was heard on over 100 radio stations across North America.

With a particular interest in new music, Leana has given numerous premieres in concert with Groundswell, in Lucerne alongside members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and with the contemporary music ensembles of Juilliard and McGill.

Leana has been a participant in the festivals of Lucerne, Aldeburgh, Sarasota, Banff, and le Domaine Forget, as well as the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Leana started on cello at the age of six with Terry Sefton. She continued her studies with Paul Pulford, Matt Haimovitz and Timothy Eddy.

Past Performers

Peter Longworth | Piano

Arnold Cho i| Cello

Sheila Jaffe | Violin , Viola

Marie Berard | Violin

James Shields | Clarinet

Morris Ertman | Writer and Narrator

Robert Uchida | Violin

Florian Peelman | Viola

Samuel Deason | Piano

John Stetch | Jazz Piano

Tim Dawson | Bass

Ben Plotnick | Violin

Kaitlyn Raitz | Cello

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