FREE! SPECIAL EVENT – “DUO KALYSTA” HARP AND FLUTE: MONDAY AUGUST 12, 4:00 PM
SPECIAL CONCERT VENUE: KINCARDINE UNITED CHURCH ADJACENT TO VICTORIA PARK
Harpist Emily Belvedere is an award winning musician and avid performer based out of Toronto, Ontario. Having been praised for her “crystalline technique” and her “ease in merging lyrical and dissonant sounds” Emily has had the opportunity to perform and compete on stages throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. She is a member and co-founder of two award winning chamber groups with whom she has completed several chamber music residencies and concert tours. In the fall of 2019, her flute and harp duo, Duo Kalysta, will be releasing their debut album. Miss Belvedere holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree in Harp Performance from McGIll University.
Named one of 2015’s “Hot 30 Under 30 Canadian Classical Musicians” by CBC Music, flutist Lara Deutsch is a versatile soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician with a passion for connecting with audiences. A strong competitor, Lara was a first prize winner of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2014 Manulife Competition, at which she was awarded a total of seven prizes, including the Stingray Music Audience Award. Additionally, she was the Grand Prize Winner of both the National Arts Centre Bursary Competition (2014) and the Canadian Music Competition (2010), as well as a laureate of the Concours Prix d’Europe (2016).
Lara is currently based in the Ottawa-Montreal area, where she performs regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, she has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (of which she acted as Assistant Principal Flute & Piccolo for the 2016-17 season), the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Banff Festival Orchestra, and the Orchestre de la francophonie, among others. She has also had the pleasure of appearing as a soloist with numerous ensembles, notably with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra.