January 14th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Rose Gellert Hall, Langley Community Music School
4899 207th Street
- Paolo Bortolussi, Flute
- Calvin Dyck, Violin
- Joel Stobbe, Cello
- Jane Hayes, Piano
- Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809): Trio in C for Flute, Violin and Cello
- Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958): Lark Ascending for violin and piano
- Villa-Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959): Assobio a Jato (flute and cello)
- Chatman, Stephen (b. 1950): In Memoriam Harry Adaskin for flute and piano (arr.)
- Chang, Dorothy (b. 1970): Wrath for solo flute
- Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847): Trio Op. 49 #1 for violin (arr. Flute), cello and piano
Flutist Paolo Bortolussi is known as a passionate and provocative performer of a wide range of musical styles. Raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across Canada and the US. Currently principal flutist with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Paolo has appeared as soloist with the VIS as well as the Albany (NY) Symphony and has performed with the Turning Point Ensemble, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, The Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, as well as the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, in addition to broadcasts on CBC and SRC radio. He is a featured soloist on Vancouver Visions, a Centredisc release of Canadian composer Stephen Chatman’s music as well as Mirages, a CD of chamber works by Dorothy Chang available through the Canadian Music Centre.
A specialist in contemporary music, Paolo is the Artistic Director of the Nu:BC Collective, a new music and multimedia arts ensemble in residence at the University of British Columbia. To date the Nu:BC Collective has premiered more than 30 works by BC composers through its annual affiliation with the Sonic Boom Festival from 2008 to 2011. In 2007, The Nu:BC Collective commissioned and premiered Doubling, by Jules-Leger winning composer Chris Paul Harman, as well as A Perfect Focus, by Vancouver composer Christopher Sivak. This year’s projects with Nu:BC included the commission and premiere of Gamaka, by Taylor Brook, and 22 Arguments for the Suspension of Disbelief, written for the ensemble by Brian Cherney, as well as an exciting collaboration with the BC Chinese Music Ensemble, funded by an Arts Partner Grant, where the combined groups, including Chinese and western instruments, premiered six works by Chinese and Canadian composers. In 2012, Nu:BC will release its first CD “Beyond Shadows”, featuring works by Dorothy Chang, Brian Cherney, Chris Paul Harman, and Marc Mellits.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa and the Indiana University School of Music, where he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees, Paolo has presented masterclasses at Indiana University, the University of Alberta, The University of Calgary, Dalhousie University, Acadia University, Indiana State University, and the University of Evansville. He currently teaches flute at Kwantlen University, and is Director of the Contemporary Players Ensemble at the University of British Columbia.
From the age of five, Calvin Dyck showed an aptitude for music and soon discovered his love for performing and bringing enjoyment to others. Despite a college aptitude test recommending a career as a “tug-boat captain”, he was awarded a scholarship to study at Biola University and subsequently studied in the states for 9 years, eventually receiving a Doctorate from the University of Southern California.
He is in demand as a performer, producer, violin teacher and adjudicator, and has been featured on dozens of recordings. His eclectic career has taken him to surprising places, from Chihuahua, Mexico to Havana, Kiev, Paris and Whitehorse. Highlights in his career include performing for the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, performing with Il Divo, Ben Heppner, the Canadian Tenors and Anne Murray. Currently concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Canada West Chamber Orchestra, Calvin also teaches at Kwantlen University College, directs the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra and produces the popular variety show “Songs Strings and Steps”.
Calvin has recorded four disks for Communitas, a faith-based charity which provides care and services to people living with disabilities. For more information see www.calvindyck.com
Born and raised in Prince George, Joel Stobbe received his Artistic Diploma of Music Performance from the Augsburg Conservatory of Music in Germany, regularly performing as
soloist and with chamber groups in Germany, France and Italy. Upon his return to Canada, Joel was a founding member of the Borealis String Quartet (2000-2005). He toured with the quartet,
giving performances throughout Canada and the United States, with frequent broadcasts on radio and television. In addition to regular quartet activities, Joel enjoyed giving educational concerts
and masterclasses to young people from Dawson City to New York City.
Recently Joel has furthered both his teaching and solo careers by taking a position at the Langley Community Music School. He is the coordinator for advanced programs and program advisor for the string department at the Langley Community music school. In addition to his active solo career, Joel enjoys adjudicating and giving masterclasses, and teaching chamber music. As an orchestra musician, Joel currently serves as principal cellist with the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Canada West Chamber Orchestra. Joel continues to enjoy a life long hobby of wood work as well as automotive restoration.
Since her debut with the Toronto Symphony, Jane Hayes’ concerts have taken her across Canada, the United States and Europe. Her early studies were in her native Ottawa and she went on to study with such notable pianists as Bela Siki, Menahem Pressler, Pierre Sancan, and Patricia Parr. She can be heard frequently on CBC radio and has recordings available on the Fanfare, EMI, Centrediscs, ATMA, Artifact, CBC-Musica Viva and CBC SM5000 labels.
Jane Hayes’ repertoire spans baroque through contemporary solo and chamber music. For years, she was a favorite collaborator of cellist Harvey Shapiro in the Victoria International Festival of the Arts and has partnered such fine instrumentalists as violinists Eugene Fodor and Daniel Heifetz, cellists Andras Diaz and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and flutists Julius Baker, Carol Wincenc and Bonita Boyd among others. But as a performer and teacher, Jane has been noted for her involvement in making contemporary music accessible to audiences, students and teachers.
To that end, Jane has premiered dozens of new works written for her, for the Yarilo Ensemble and for the Turning Point Ensemble of which she is a founding member. She has also been a featured artist on five CDs devoted to the music of Canadian composers – Remember Your Power (the music of John Burke), Strange Spheres (music of Rudolf Komorous), Disasters of the Sun (the music of Barbara Pentland, with Judith Forst), Expressivity (solo piano music of Christopher Ludwig), and Far Other Worlds (the music of Euphrosyne Keefer). Her edition and CD of three early solo piano works of Barbara Pentland has just been published by Avondale Press.
In addition to being the Director of Keyboard Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley, Jane maintains a busy performing and adjudicating schedule. Now Past-President of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association, she regularly travels to both small and large Canadian centres to judge solo and chamber competitions, including the E-Gre competition, Pacific Coast Music Association Competitions, and provincial and local festivals. As a performer, she frequently appears in a collaborative capacity. Her performances consistently receive rave reviews. As Lloyd Dyck wrote in the Vancouver Sun, “her performance had such an impact that I wanted to hear it again, right away.”