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Sundays in the Atrium
In partnership with The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Featuring the winners of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition
Series Sponsored by Deborah Leibow and Ken Snider
Refreshments to follow
Danielle Greene has performed in masterclasses for many acclaimed artists such as Noah Bendix-Balgey (Concertmaster, Berlin Philharmonic), Joel Smirnoff (President, Cleveland Institute of Music), Andres Cardenes (Chair, Carnegie Mellon), Benjamin Bowman (Concertmaster, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and The Julliard String Quartet, to name a few. Danielle has served as Concertmaster for numerous orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and has played under the baton of many world-renowned conductors, including Léon Fleisher, Gábor Takács-Nagy, and Johannes Debus. Danielle played her debut performance of Chausson’s Poѐme with the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Concerto Competition winner in 2016. In 2018, her string quartet made their debut at Koerner Hall opening for the ARC Ensemble, as winners of the Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition. Native of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Danielle Greene received her BMus (honors) from the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of Toronto Symphony’s Concertmaster, Jonathan Crow, and LA Philharmonic’s Principal Violist, Teng Li. Currently, Danielle is a full-scholarship Artist Diploma student at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in the studios of Barry Shiffman and Erika Raum.
French-born musician Myriam Blardone, University of Toronto graduate with a double Major in Performance Harp and Piano, pursues her Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School with Marietta Orlov and Judy Loman for the piano and harp, respectively. Myriam has been a soloist on both instruments with the Toronto Concert Orchestra, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Toronto Symphonic Orchestra. She has won prestigious competitions, like the University of Toronto Concerto Competition, the Martine Geliot. International Harp Competition at age 16 and the Jakez Francois International Harp Competition at age 12. Myriam also completed the French equivalent of an ARCT diploma in violin and voice.
Canadian Cellist Kimberly Jeong holds degrees from The Eastman School of Music, Yale School of Music and The Royal Conservatory of the Hague. A recipient of the George Eastman Grant, Ms. Jeong was previously a student of Steven Doane at the Eastman School of Music. She has received mentorship from artists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Martin Beaver, Nicholas Mann, Michale Tree, as well as members of the Ying, Tokyo, Brentano, Tackacs string quartet. She served as a member of Musica Nova and the Mannes American Composers Ensmble and has worked with composers such as John Adams, Hans Abrahamsen and Steven Stucky. Jeong is a strong believer in arts education and has taught in several community engagement initiatives in the Rochester, New York area including Music for All and Sound Exchange. She also served as a Teaching Artist with the Yale Music in Schools Initiative. Jeong is currently completing her Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School.
Praised for her “fabulous sense of style and musical expression well beyond her years”, Charissa Vandikas is establishing herself as a pianist with a promising future. The 21-year-old pianist has been featured in CBC’s prestigious list, “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30.” At the age of 13, she received her ARCT Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and completed her Licentiate Diploma in 2015. Currently studying with Professor John O’Conor at the Glenn Gould School, she is a former student of Michael Esch and