Canadian pianist Roger Admiral performs solo and chamber music repertoire spanning the 18th through the 21st century. Known for his dedication to contemporary music, Roger has commissioned and premiered many new compositions. He works regularly with New Music Edmonton's UltraViolet and Aventa Ensemble (Victoria), and performs as part of Kovalis Duo with Montreal percussionist Philip Hornsey. Roger also coaches contemporary chamber music at the University of Alberta.
Amy Nicholson completed her undergraduate music degree at the Hannover music school in Germany. She’s performed with the German Chamber Academy, North German Radio Orchestra and was invited regularly to perform in concert series throughout Germany. Returning home to Alberta, she completed her Masters of Music degree at the University of Alberta. Amy performs regularly with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Violet Collective, UltraViolet, the Opera Nuova Festival Orchestra, and local string quartets.
Internationally recognized as an ambitious contemporary saxophonist, Allison Balcetis has studied and collaborated with artists from around the world. Her international performance career includes concerts throughout North America, Europe, Brazil, Thailand and Taiwan. Recent projects include Curto-Circuito, a yearly workshop for young Brazilian composers, which has seen the creation of over 30 new pieces for saxophone and piano since 2014. Her work as a soloist and chamber musician has produced over 70 world premieres.
Flutist Chenoa Anderson is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of new music and has been praised by critics, audiences and composers as a dynamic and exacting performer. As a freelance musician, she has performed with many of Canada’s finest musicians and ensembles: Mixtur with composer Ian Crutchley, performing experimental repertoire for flutes, electronics, video and found instruments, and improvising with damn magpies.