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Northern Arts and Cultural Centre presents: A fierce classical duo (violinist & pianist)
Rising Canadian classical violinist- Yolanda Bruno
Jan 23rd in Yellowknife
Jan 25th in Fort Smith
Laureate of the OSM Standard Life Competition Prize
A devoted chamber musician and first violinist of the UK-based Hieronymus Quartet, Yolanda Bruno has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, most recently the OSM Standard Life Grand Prize. Her concerts in North America and Europe include solo performances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Youth Orchestra of the Americas. She is a three time recipient of the Sylva Gelber Career Development Award and was named one of CBC's 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30 in 2014.
Bruno is a strong advocate in musical outreach and community development; her work and teaching has led to performances in elementary schools, old aged homes and rehabilitation centres. She has also worked for Orkidstra; a charitable organization in Ottawa which aims to empower children and build community through the universal language of music.
Bruno holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University and completed postgraduate studies at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Projects in 2015-2016 include a winter residency at The Banff Centre and performances with Orchestre Metropolitain.
Joined by her accompanist Isabelle David
Born to a family of musicians, Isabelle David has performed as a solo pianist with numerous symphony orchestras, primarily in her home province of Quebec.
Known for her technical prowess and distinct musical style, David recently received 1st Prize at the Concours de Musique HÃ©lÃ¨ne-Roberge, 1st Prize and the Most Promising Performer Award at the CFMTA National Piano Competition, 1st and Grand Prizes at the Canadian Music Competition and 1st Prize at the Quebec Competitive Festival. She has participated in festivals across North America and Europe, including shows at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, the Governor General of Canada's residence at Rideau Hall and at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival alongside the Fine Arts String Quartet.
David is now pursuing a Master's degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Opening with a lobby performance by Andrea Bettger and Pat Braden at 6:30pm
January 23rd, 7:30pm
Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Box Office: (867) 766-6101
Hours: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm & Sat 12pm-6pm
January 25th, 7:30pm
Saint Joseph's Cathredal
Tickets available online, at a the door or at the Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre