Elizabeth Dolin

Cellist

Since her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1985, Elizabeth Dolin is recognized as one of Canada's finest cellists, in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Canada and the United States, and as soloist with major Canadian orchestras under such conductors as Mario Bernardi, Yannick Nezet-Séguin and Simon Streatfield. Referring to her Mendelssohn recording with Bernadene Blaha on the Analekta label, The Strad writes that she "performs these works with technical finesse and just the right level of delicacy that Mendelssohn...demands. Highly recommended"

Elizabeth DolinA founding member of several highly regarded ensembles (Les Cordes Romantiques, Duo Fouquet-Dolin, Reiner Trio), she has collaborated with such artists as Martin Beaver, Bernadene Blaha, Steven Isserlis and Pinchas Zuckerman. Her regular appearances at Festival of the Sound, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Orford Festival, Chamber Music Kincardine and the Fredericton Chamber Music Festival, among others, have been enthusiastically received. Highlights of note include a tour of Beethoven's Triple Concerto with l'Orchestre Metropolitain and a performance of Schumann's Concerto for Cello with the Victoria Symphony.

Elizabeth Dolin's large and varied discography includes works by Chopin, Coulthard, Debussy, Dolin, Franck, Mendelssohn, Mozart, St-Saëns, Widor, Rachmaninoff and Vierne, for the Naxos, Analekta, ATMA, CBC-Musica Viva, Fonovox , Espace XX1, and Pélleas labels. Her recording of the Rachmaninoff and Debussy sonatas, as well as the complete works of Mendelssohn for cello and piano, both for Analekta, were nominated for Best Album of the Year by l'ADISQ in 2002 and 2004 and received rave reviews.

In addition to being an active member of Montreal's chamber music scene, Ms. Dolin is Assistant Professor of Cello at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, as well as Professor of Cello at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. She is also on faculty at Domaine Forget.

Elizabeth Dolin plays on a François Nicolas Voirin bow, graciously provided to her by the company CANIMEX INC. from Drummondville (Quebec), Canada.

Meagan Milatz

Piano

meagan milatzAn experienced performer, Meagan Milatz has appeared as soloist with several Canadian orchestras including the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, and l'Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke. Named by CBC as one of Canada's “30 hot classical musicians under 30” in 2019, she has been the top prize winner at the Shean Piano Competition, the CFMTA National Piano Competition, the McGill Classical Concerto Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition.

For the 2019-2020 season, Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis, otherwise known as meagan&amy, toured to 50 different cities across Canada as winners of the first ever “Pan-Canadian Partnership” recital tour offered by Jeunesses Musicales, Debut Atlantic, and Prairie Debut. Passionate as a collaborative pianist, Milatz is currently based in Montreal and works regularly with top musicians from l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal including concertmaster Andrew Wan, associate principal cellist Anna Burden, and principal clarinetist Todd Cope.

During the 2018-2019 season, she appeared in concert with Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Harmonic, violinist Jinjoo Cho, and as guest pianist with Trio Saint-Laurent.

Milatz began her studies in Saskatchewan with Cherith Alexander, and holds a Master's degree from McGill University where she studied modern piano with Ilya Poletaev and fortepiano with Tom Beghin. She subsequently spent a year studying collaborative repertoire with Philip Chiu. She attended the Kneisel Hall Young Artist Program in 2017 and was the winner of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

Laurence Kayaleh

Violin

Laurence Kayaleh has performed as guest soloist with many distinguished orchestras: Zurich Tonhalle, RTBF Symphony Orchestra (Belgium), Russian National Orchestra, National Symphony (Washington), Lamoureux (Paris), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the major orchestras of Cleveland, St. Louis, Caracas (Simon Bolivar), Basel, Mexico City, under such conductors as Slatkin, Dutoit, Kogan, Pletnev, Nowak, Wakazugi, Carewe, Turnovsky and Venzago.

Laurence KayalehShe gave major recitals in world centres including Paris, Montreal, Prague, Messina, Brussels, Zurich, Milano, Sofia, Dublin, Bern, Bologna, Moscow, Modena and Geneva. Le Figaro world-renowned critic, Pierre Petit, used the phrase " L'Archet Royal " to describe her golden tone. She performed at the Bolchoï and Tchaïkovsky Halls (Moscow), Théâtre du Châtelet, Pleyel and Gaveau Halls (Paris), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Verdi Hall (Milano), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas), Donizetti Theater (Bergamo), Place des Arts (Montreal), The John F. Kennedy Center (Washington), Powell Hall (St. Louis), Pollack Hall (Montreal), and at The Tsu Center for The Performing Arts (Japan). Other engagements include 20th-century chamber music concerts, recordings for the CBC-Series (Canada), and for major European radios/TVs.

Guest of international music festivals - Lucerne, Blossom, Cervantino, Divonne, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Annecy, Abbey Bach Festival - she shared concerts with Viktor Pikayzen, Ida Haendel and Igor Oïstrakh. Laurence has recorded for NAXOS Records the complete works for violin and piano by N. Medtner, A. Honegger and G. Catoire.

Upcoming recording releases will include J. Raff's complete sonatas for violin & piano (2 volumes), as well as F. Rebay's complete sonatas for violin & guitar, and viola & guitar (NAXOS).

Invited to conduct violin masterclasses in the world, Ms. Kayaleh is member of jury in international music competitions. Canadian composer, F.-H. Leclair, dedicated to her his piece for violin and piano " Le Retour des Oies ". She plays a magnificent 1742 Pietro Guarneri of Venice which belonged to the eminent violinist and pedagogue, Carl Flesch. (www.laurencekayaleh.com)

Alexander Panizza

Piano

Acclaimed by the critics and the public alike, Alexander Panizza appears regularly in the Americas and Europe. Born in Toronto, he received his musical education in Canada, Argentina, France and Spain, completing a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music, in London.

Alexander PanizzaAmong the main attributes of his artistic personality, his extraordinary mastery of pianistic sonorities, intensities and shades, his virtuosity and the scope of his repertoire stand out. He has performed as a soloist in recitals  and with more than thirty orchestras in very important halls worldwide, including the Barbican Hall in London, Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires, Amphitheater Richelieu at the Sorbonne, Palas Theatre in Athens, Ciurlionis Museum in Lithuania, Teatro Nacional in Panama City and Herkulessaal in Munich. Among his memorable performances there were renderings of concerti by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Beethoven and Schumann. He is also interested in collaborating with chamber musicians, participating in festivals such as Soesterberg Music Festival (Holland), Long Island Mozart Festival and Festival de los Siete Lagos (Argentina).

Alexander Panizza has recorded Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas (EMR), and Alberto Ginastera’s complete piano works (Tradition), as well as works by Winkler (Naxos, American composers series), Clementi (Cascade) and Guastavino (Espacio Santafesino). Alexander enjoys also teaching, holding a post at Universidad Pontificia Católica Argentina and conducting master classes in various countries.

Trey Lee

Trey LeeCellist Trey Lee joined EMIC for selected Mosaique Project performances including a tour of the prairies in January/February 2019, which included concerts in northern communities Snow Lake and Norway House. He also joined EMIC this year in January 2020 on their most recent performances in British Columbia.

As a soloist, Trey has also performed with BBC Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Trondheim Soloists, and the chamber orchestras of London UK, Stuttgart, Munich and Romanian Radio. He was a featured artist with The IMAGINE Project with Yoko Ono, Hugh Jackman and ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the UN General Assembly Hall.

Lee has studied at Juilliard, Harvard, the New England Conservatory, Madrid's Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia, and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. He plays a 1703 "Comte de Gabriac" cello by Matteo Goffriller and is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
https://www.trey-lee.com