Cadenza Spring Music Festival

Clinician Bios 

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Andrew Goodlett

Jazz - Date TBA

Andrew Goodlett has been a guest teacher at Cadenza Summer Music Week for the past two years. He is very excited to be extending his role in the Douglas Kuhl School of Music community by teaching private bass lessons this year. 

 

Mr. Goodlett has been Assistant Principal Double Bass of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra since the fall of 2013. He received his Bachelor’s of Music from Michigan State University studying with Jack Budrow, and attended Northwestern University as a masters student studying with Peter Lloyd. Andrew started the bass as a 17 year old, studying with his father Robert Goodlett. He has played with many orchestras across North America including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. Andrew has many non-classical musical interests, has played professionally in a wide variety of performances, and holds a degree in jazz bass.

 

Andrew’s teaching roles have included leading sectionals for the Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra, the New World Youth Orchestra in Indianapolis, several high schools in the Indianapolis area, as well as the Bassitoba workshop in Winnipeg. Andrew has taught at his father’s award winning Quattro String Academy in Carmel, Indiana where his father has over thirty double bass students. Much of Andrew’s teaching philosophy stems from his relationship with his father, and is based on setting up individual students for success by addressing their specific physical needs with the instrument, as well as having a well-rounded musical education.

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Chris Anstey

Fiddle - Wednesday April 7 @ 6:30pm

One of Canada’s most versatile violinists, Chris Anstey is a native of St. John’s, Newfoundland. He has been a first violinist with the WSO since 2005. In other performance capacities, Chris has made numerous recital appearances and has performed as soloist with the WSO, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra, and Brandon Chamber Players. Also an avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Azure String Quartet.
Chris has performed several musicals at Winnipeg’s Rainbow Stage and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, including the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Boys in the Photograph. He is strong supporter of traditional music, having toured and recorded with Celtic/folk recording artists The Ennis Sisters. Chris is also a four-time finalist at the Canadian Grand Master’s Fiddling Championships in Ottawa, and was a top prizewinner at numerous other competitions.
Chris also maintains an active teaching studio at the University of Manitoba Preparatory Studies Division, and is a string mentor for the University of Manitoba Orchestra and Winnipeg Youth Orchestras.

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Cristina Zacharias

Baroque - Thursday, April 8 @ 7pm

Bio coming soon!

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Everett Hopfner

Masterclass Beginner - Grade 4 - Wednesday, April 14 @ 7pm

A self-described new music explorer, Canadian pianist Everett Hopfner is celebrated for his passionate and inventive performances. With his dynamic approach to multi-disciplinary pieces incorporating electronic media, improvisation, movement and speech, Everett has been praised as “a surreal performer who gives flesh and life to music.” (Il Cittadino di Lodi)

Everett has toured across Canada as winner of the 36th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, where he was commended by the jury as “an actor, a poet, a true artist” and “a figure of the future.” Graduate studies in Germany led to European tours with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and broadcasts on Hessischer Rundfunk and CBC Radio. Everett has been presented by Cluster New Music + Interactive Arts Festival in Winnipeg, IMATRONIC piano+ in Karlsruhe, and Lachenmann Perspektiven in Stuttgart.

An eager collaborator, Everett is involved in a broad spectrum of activity from traditional chamber music settings to interactive Fluxus installations. Residencies at the Banff Centre and Casalmaggiore International Music Festival have placed Everett in a diverse community of creative artists expanding musical horizons in Canada and Europe. His mentors include Megumi Masaki, Catherine Vickers, and Nicolas Hodges, and his projects have been supported by grants from the Manitoba Arts Council.

Committed to education, Everett maintains a private studio at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music and teaches sessionally at Brandon University, where he is also engaged as a collaborative pianist. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm, imagination and constructive pedagogical approach with musicians of all levels in workshops, festivals and masterclasses.

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Janna Larsen

Pop/Movie/Musical Theatre - Date TBA

Janna Larsen, Founder/Artistic Director of Junior Musical Theatre Company (1990-2010), Winnipeg Broadway Theatre (2011-Present), and Musical Theatre for Change (2014-Present), performing arts educator (2001-Present), Divisional Performing Arts Consultant (2016-2018 and guest instructor at Brandon University, Canadian Nazarene College, University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. She has produced/directed over 300 musical theatre productions, including self-penned In Search of a Star, Anne Frank, Once Upon a Canada, and The Little Matchbox Girl, produced Off-Broadway in 2010. Further experience includes directing with Alan Myers on the set of Boy Meets World and working with Broadway’s Lion King and Wicked. 

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Jimmie Kilpatrick

Collaborative - Saturday, April 10 @ 5:30pm

"Shotgun Jimmie" is the stage name of Jim Kilpatrick, a Canadian singer-songwriter. Formerly associated with the band Shotgun & Jaybird. Since that band's breakup, he has released several albums as a solo artist.

His 2011 album Transistor Sister was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.

On March 24, 2017, a 30-track tribute album to Kilpatrick and his songwriting was released via bandcamp.com, by a fan-driven label known as “Comin’ Around Records".

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Josias Sanchez

Masterclass Grades 5+ - Friday, April 9 @ 7pm

Born and raised in Ciudad de México (México), violinist Josías Sánchez began his music training at a young age. In 1997, he was enrolled in a music program for children, developed by the National University (UNAM) and began to take violin lessons with Mr. Alfonso González, and Mr. Raymundo Moro, completing all 'basic' levels in violin, theory, and ear training in 2004.

In 2008, he began his Violin Performance (BMus.) studies at Canadian University College (now Burman University) in Lacombe (AB), finishing this degree in 2013. While at CUC, he studied with Ms. Naomi Delafield, Dr. Jennifer Penner, and Dr. Aaron Au. He was a member of the Univeristy Orchestra, Choral Union, and Chamber Singers. In 2015, he decided to further his studies in Violin Performance and began a Master of Music at Brandon University in Brandon (MB), under the tutelage of Miss Kerry DuWors and Mr. Robert Richardson Jr. He compled this degree in May of 2017. While at BU, Josias was a member of the University Orchestra, serving as Concertmaster and Principal 2nd violin under the direction of Dr. Leanne Zacharias. He was also a member of BU Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Andrée Dagenais. In fall of 2016, Josias became part of Trio Rustico, alongside Danielle Guina (Piano) and Charlee Wielgoz (Cello). 

Josías' main musical interests are early and baroque music, orchestral music, latinamerican music, choral music, and chamber music. Josias also enjoys aviation and plans to obtain a private pilot license.

Josias' participation with Trio Rustico at the Humboldt Music Festival in May 2017 and the Saskatchewan Festival in June 2017 (Saskatoon), earned him the recommendation to the national level in the Chamber Group Class, and will be representing the province of Saskatchewan in the upcoming National Arts Festival, held in Ottawa on August 2017.

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Jennifer Johnson

Body Mapping - Saturday, April 10 @ 10:30am

Jennifer played as principal second violin of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and second violin of the Atlantic String Quartet for twelve years. Presently, she plays first violin in the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.  In 2004, a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts funded a 7-month Alexander Technique sabbatical for Jennifer which permitted her to study  with many of the world’s leading Alexander Technique teachers. Some of these teachers included Pedro de Alcantara, Walter Carrington, Marjorie Barlow, John Crawford and Barbara Conable. Jennifer went on to train with Barbara Conable and in 2005 became Canada’s first Licensed Andover Educator. She now presents Body Mapping workshops internationally teaching musicians to enhance their musical ability and to prevent injury through a clear understanding of how their bodies are designed to move. She has presented at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, at numerous music schools across Canada, including McGill University and University of Ottawa.  She was the keynote speaker at the Australian String Teachers’ Association in Brisbane, Australia in 2015. Jennifer also teaches Body Mapping on a per-course basis at Memorial University of Newfoundland Music School. Jennifer’s book What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body was published in 2009 and is available from GIA Music Publications, www.giamusic.com.TheJapanese translation of What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body was published in 2011 by Shunjusha Publications and it is presently being translated into french.

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Kelli Trottier

Fiddle - Wednesday, April 7 @ 6:30pm

Member of the North America Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame, Kelli has performed for Canadian soldiers in the Middle East and the Canadian Arctic.  She has brought twenty thousand NHL Ottawa Senators Fans to their feet many times as the featured mid-game entertainer.  More highlights for Kelli include performing for Sir Sean Connery’s Dressed to Kilt several times in NYC and for his private 80th birthday party in the Bahamas.

Her art was developed from deep and lasting Scottish and French roots, and together with other influences of contemporary and traditional music, Kelli shaped her performing and recording career.  She has earned a dedicated and growing following and glowing accolades from promoters, organizers and fans.

In addition to her extensive performing experience, Kelli continues to be a highly sought-after instructor and judge of fiddle and stepdance events across Canada and parts of the U.S.  She has been nominated three times for Fiddle Player ofthe Year by the Canadian Country Music Association and has performed live and in studio with George Fox,  The Family Brown, Randall Prescott, Wayne Rostad, Lucille Starr and more.  Most recently, Kelli was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame!

With ten independent recordings; singing, dancing and playing her way to the top of her musical genre, Kelli Trottier is an unforgettable and enchanting artist, consistently delivering performances that raise her stature in the hearts and memories of audiences everywhere.

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Leanne Regehr Lee

Masterclass Grades 5+ - Friday, April 9 @ 7pm

Leanne Regehr Lee has loved playing the piano for as long as she can remember. She earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba, specializing in piano and choral music. Graduating with distinction, she taught junior high music in Winnipeg, where her choirs were consistently recommended to MusicFest Canada.Leanne's career as a music educator has also taken her to Nottingham, England where she developed a highly successful choral program, as well as teaching Performance, Composition, and Musicianship to junior and senior high students.Leanne currently maintains an active private piano teaching studio in which she strives to inspire her students with an enthusiastic and holistic approach to music education. Her students have won awards with both the Royal Conservatory of Canada and Conservatory Canada examination boards. In addition to teaching, Leanne also works as a freelance collaborative pianist, joining forces with an exciting variety of musicians, including Ecco Singers, Pembina Trails Voices, the Faith and Life Women's Chorus, and the Mennonite Festival Chorus. She is also on faculty at the Rosamunde Summer Music Academy.When she's not teaching or playing piano, Leanne enjoys cross-country skiing, gardening, and canoeing down the Assiniboine River with her husband, Garth, and their fabulous twins, Matthew and Nadia.

Cellist Leanne Zacharias is an interdisciplinary artist known for unique collaborations across genres and geographies including Music for Spaces; recently presented in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Listening Booth: solo recitals for solo audience member, Sounding the Wake of a Glacier, a Canada150 commission, CityWide: 50 simultaneous recitals presented by the International Cello Festival of Canada and Sonus Loci: a sound installation on ice, selected by Winnipeg’s Warming Huts Competition. She performs and records extensively, is on faculty at Brandon University’s School of Music, adjudicates across Canada and has taught at Domaine Forget International Academy, Prairie Cello Institute, Rosamunde and Cadenza summer festivals. She co-directs A Wild Studio (a creation workshop exploring Canada’s National Parks), Hybrid Intensive in San Francisco and Wheat City Nuit Blanche.

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Leanne Zacharias

Collaborative - Saturday, April 10 @ 5:30pm

Cellist Leanne Zacharias is an interdisciplinary artist known for unique collaborations across genres and geographies including Music for Spaces; recently presented in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Listening Booth: solo recitals for solo audience member, Sounding the Wake of a Glacier, a Canada150 commission, CityWide: 50 simultaneous recitals presented by the International Cello Festival of Canada and Sonus Loci: a sound installation on ice, selected by Winnipeg’s Warming Huts Competition. She performs and records extensively, is on faculty at Brandon University’s School of Music, adjudicates across Canada and has taught at Domaine Forget International Academy, Prairie Cello Institute, Rosamunde and Cadenza summer festivals. She co-directs A Wild Studio (a creation workshop exploring Canada’s National Parks), Hybrid Intensive in San Francisco and Wheat City Nuit Blanche.

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Loren Hiebert

Gospel/Sacred - Sunday, April 11 @ 7pm

Ever since he was a quiet little boy growing up in rural Kansas, Loren has felt a close connection to music. The folks in church always sang in four-part harmony, and there was southern gospel music on the record player. A most significant part of Loren’s musical development was his uncle and piano teacher, Glenn Loewen.

 

Since 1980, Loren has been sharing that rich musical relationship with 60-70 piano students a year. Drawing on his active professional life as a performer, recording artist, collaborator, and adjudicator, he has been eager to bring his students into that world of vibrant creative experience.

 

Loren has been the accompanist for many individuals and groups. They have included opera singers Andriana Chuchman, Robyn Driedger Klassen, Victor Engbrecht, Philip Ens and Jerome Times. He has performed and recorded extensively with violinist Rosemary Siemens. Loren improvised the accompaniments on Canzona’s three CD recordings of German hymns. He currently accompanies the Southern Manitoba Choral Society, the Faith and Life Male Choir, and the Central Manitoba Youth Choir. 

 

In addition to a university music degree, Loren holds Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT diplomas in piano performance and piano teaching. He remains a long-time member of the piano faculty at the International Music Camp. In 2012 Loren received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his work with youth choirs, music within the community, and private music instruction. In 2018 he was recognized as a Teacher of Distinction by the Royal Conservatory of Music.

 

Lore and his wife Lori live in Altona. 

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