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Department of Performance

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    Area Chair, Brass, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Andrew Dunn is an International performer having appeared as Principal Trumpet or Soloist with some of Europe’s most renowned orchestras including: BBC Symphony Orchestra BBC Philharmonic BBC Scottish Symphony Royal Philharmonic Orchestra...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Trumpet Solo and Orchestral Peformance, Brass Ensemble

  • Biography: Lauded for his remarkable stage presence, depth of insight, nuance and generosity, cellist Yegor Dyachkov is an inspired recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Since being proclaimed Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Cello

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    Area Chair, Organ & Church Music, Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Hans-Ola Ericsson – Pedagogue, Organist, and Composer. Hans-Ola Ericsson was born in Stockholm in 1958. He studied composition and organ mainly in Stockholm and Freiburg but later also in the USA and in Venice. Most influential among his teachers...
    Areas:
    Organ & Church Music Area
    Degrees:

    Music Director Examination (Church Music), Royal Swedish Academy of Music

    Graduate Diploma in Organ Performance, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg

    Graduate Diploma in Composition, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg

    Instrument(s):

    Organ

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    Associate Professor

    Areas:
    Strings Area
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  • Biography: Peter Freeman received his formal music training at McGill University where, as a student of Gerald Danovitch, he received an L. Mus. (High Distinction in Saxophone) in the spring of 1974 and a B. Mus. (School Music) later that same year. While an...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Saxophone

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    Assistant Professor

    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    French Horn

  • Biography: Michael Gauthier’s soulful approach to the jazz guitar follows Aaron Copland’s philosophy: «Music should be as simple as possible but no simpler.» A self-taught improviser, Gauthier’s prowess as a performer has placed him on stage with numerous...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Guitar

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    Part-time, Piano

    Areas:
    Piano Area
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    Adjunct Professor

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Organ & Church Music Area
    Degrees:

    O.C., D.Mus. h.c.(McG; Melbourne; Laval), F.R.S.C., HonR.A.M., F.R.C.M., HonFRCCO

    Instrument(s):

    Organ, Harpsicord

  • Biography: A native of Montréal (Canada), Olivier Godin is pursuing a brilliant career both in Canada and abroad. He works as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at McGill University. He performs regularly with renowned musicians and in numerous festivals...
    Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Voice Répétiteurs

  • Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Vocal Coach

  • Biography: David Gossage is one of Montreal’s most respected and experienced musicians. Once cited by Gazette music critic as “Montreal’s secret weapon” multi-instrumentalist David switches from flute to guitar, whistles and harmonica with ease and in...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Flute

  • Title(s):

    Professor Emeritus

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Organ & Church Music Area
    Degrees:

    L.T.C.L.(Lond.), B.Mus.(Mt. All.), M.Mus.(Mich.), D.D.(U.T.C.), LL.D. (Mt. All.)

    Instrument(s):

    organ, harpsicord

  • Biography: David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Jazz Composition and Arranging from St Francis Xavier University in 1986. He has been freelance trombone and bass trombone player in Montreal since 1986 doing concerts, shows, musical theatre,...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Bass Trombone

  • Biography: Claire Guimond is a leading baroque flautist, recognised first in Canada and now well established on the world scene. She is a founding member and artistic director of the Arion Baroque Orchestra, with which she has frequently toured in North and...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Flute

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    Associate Professor

    Biography: Renowned as a musical pioneer, cellist Matt Haimovitz has inspired classical music lovers and countless new listeners by bringing his artistry to concert halls and clubs, outdoor festivals and intimate coffee houses, any place where passionate music...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
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    Director, Opera McGill, Associate Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography:  Patrick Hansen continues his unique career throughout North America as an operatic conductor, vocal coach, and stage director. For his conducting of Bartok’s operatic masterpiece Bluebeard’s Castle, New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini...
    Areas:
    Opera Area
    Degrees:

    MMus (Piano Performance), University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA, 1991

    BMus (Piano Performance), Simpson College, USA, 1988

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    Part-time, Piano

    Biography: Montreal-based Armenian pianist Patil Harboyan leads a versatile musical career as a performer, chamber musician and teacher. Recipient of two Canada Council for the Arts grants (2007 and 2008) and a grant from the Conseil des arts et des letters du...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
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    Area Chair, Piano, Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: A legendary pianist and a teacher, Gyögy Sebök described Kyoko Hashimoto “extraordinary musical talent” “one of the finest of her generation”. Kyoko Hashimoto was born in Tokyo and began to study the piano at the age of three.  After graduating...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
    Instrument(s):

    Piano

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    Associate Professor, Conductor, McGill Symphony Orchestra

    Biography: Winner of the Koussevitzky Conducting Prize of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 1974, Alexis Hauser has established an international conducting career with numerous appearances in Europe, North and South America,...
  • Biography: Fraser Hollins has been praised as “one of Canada’s great bassists.” Don Thompson – Canadian Jazz Multi-Instrumentalist. His playing demonstrates “highly imaginative and creative spontaneous music making.” Craig Hurst – Jazz Review.com. Fraser...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Bass

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    Associate Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Aiyun Huang was winner of the First Prize as well as the Audience Award (Prix du Public) at the 2002 Geneva International Music Competition; the first prize in percussion has been awarded only three times in the competition’s history. She has...
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    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
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  • Biography: Principal flute of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 1978, Timothy Hutchins has received international critical acclaim for his work as a concerto soloist, as a duo recitalist with his wife, pianist Janet Creaser Hutchins, and as a chamber...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Flute

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    Associate Professor

    Biography: JAN JARCZYK, PIANIST AND COMPOSER   Jan Jarczyk, polish- born pianist, composer, lives in North America-USA and Canada since 1977.  While in Boston. Mass. he worked with a lot of Boston-based musicians and taught harmony and composition...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Piano

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  • Biography: Matthew Jennejohn leads a very active career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician on the baroque oboe and cornetto, performing and recording with many of the leading early music ensembles in North America including  Ensemble Arion, La...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Oboe

  • Biography: Montreal-based saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen has been described as, “an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,”- The Globe and Mail. According to Downbeat Magazine, “Jensen writes...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

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    Jazz Guitar Instructor

    Biography: Jazz guitarist and composer, Carlos Jiménez is a very active musician in the Montreal jazz scene. In the past few years, he has shared the stage with some of the most expressive names of Canadian jazz. From the new generation of jazz musicians such...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Guitar

  • Biography: Sasha Johnson began his musical training at age 16, studying brass chamber music and tuba with Sam Pilafian at the Empire Brass Seminar of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He went on to study at the University of Toronto with both Mark...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Tuba, Euphonium

  • Biography: Active on the music scene for over twenty-five years and considered "clearly in Canada's top ranks" (Toronto Star), Jeff Johnston has performed and recorded with many of the worlds best, including John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Kenny Wheeler,...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Piano

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    Part-time, Piano

    Biography: Mr. Karlíček’s piano playing has been described as “inspiring, rich, sensitive, stylistically taut and arresting, precise, crisp, brilliantly controlled, wonderfully colorful and always imaginative.” He performs and lectures regularly in the Czech...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
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    Jazz Combo Coordinator

    Biography: Donny leads and composes for his own Sextet. The Donny Kennedy Sextet toured Mexico as part of Festival Internacional Cervantino. This group was also nominated for the GM Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2003. In...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Degrees:

    B. Ed. McGill, B.Mus(Jazz) McGill, M.Mus.(Jazz) McGill

    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

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    Associate Professor

    Biography: Abe Kestenberg studied at McGill University and Manhattan School of Music. His instrumental teachers were: Rafaelle Masella and Herb Blayman, clarinet; Arthur Romano and Gerald Danovitch, saxophone; Gail Grimstead and Max Shoenfeld, flute. Formerly...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
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    Area Chair, Voice, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Recognized as one of the nation's foremost interpreters of music from the Baroque era, Valerie Kinslow has performed frequently with Tafelmusik, Le Studio de Musique Ancienne and L'Ensemble Arion and has been guest soloist with numerous Canadian...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Voice Area
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    Associate Professor,  Early Music/Harpsichord

    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Organ & Church Music Area
    Instrument(s):

    harpsichord

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    Assistant Professor (Voice), 2013-14 Schulich School of Music Teaching Award

    Biography: Artistry of the highest order and inspired portrayals have secured soprano Joanne Kolomyjec an enviable reputation in the world of opera.  In recent years her highly acclaimed performances of Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, the title roles in Tosca...
    Areas:
    Voice Area
    Degrees:

    BMus University of Toronto, Performance

    ODip University of Toronto

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  • Biography: Canadian coloratura soprano Aline Kutan has been enjoying much success on international stages of the world. In the last few years, she made her debuts at the Glyndebourne Festival with the role of the Queen of the Night and at La Scala singing the...
    Areas:
    Voice Area
    Instrument(s):

    Voice