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Sundays in the Atrium
In partnership with The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory
Sunday, December 1, 2019, at 2:00 PM
Concert in Mishkan
Series Sponsored by Deborah Leibow and Ken Snider
Refreshments to follow
Canadian mezzo-soprano, Jennifer Routhier, is currently a vocal scholar at The Glenn Gould School. She also holds a Masters in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, studying under American mezzo-soprano Laura Tucker and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University, with a dual degree in Music. She studied voice with the Canadian baritone Bruce Kelly and with renowned Canadian pedagogue, Mary Morrison. Jennifer Routhier was recently awarded first prize in the Mozart Project Voice Competitionseries, and performed W.A. Mozart’s Requiem with the Toronto Mozart Players under David Bowser in April, 2019. In 2015, she received a Canada Council for the Arts travel grant to work with directors Jeanette Aster and Hans Nieuwenhuis at La Roche d’Hys in Burgundy, France. Other awards include the Hazel Cryderman-Wees Foundation Scholarship for the Performing Arts and first prize at the 2013-2014 Queen’s Concerto Competition in Kingston, Ontario. She currently lives in Toronto, Ontario
Byungchan Lee garnered recognition as prizewinner at the Yuri Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, and as one of CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.” Lee received his Master’s degree from Juilliard and was awarded a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant. He also received the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award and McGill University’s Golden Violin Award. He plays on a 1869 J.B. Vuillaume violin and bow on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank. In September 2019 he joined the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Twenty-one-year-old Yu Kai Sun is a prize winner of numerous competitions, including the Canadian Music Competition, and recently, the 2019 Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition.
A native of China, Yu Kai discovered the violin at the age of 8. From 2013 to 2017, she studied at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with Helmut Lipsky. At the age of 18, she obtained the Specialized Studies Diploma. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music, Performance (Honours) at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under the tutelage of Professor Victor Danchenko. She is a recipient of The Henry Hung Foundation Scholarships.
Praised by audiences and musicians alike for his radiant tone, commanding technique and musical depth, Israeli-Canadian violinist Daniel Temnik is swiftly establishing himself in the forefront of prominent young Canadian musical artists. Within the past three years he has been an honoured recipient of the Catherine Royce Anderson Memorial Grant, John Montague Memorial Grant and the Sika & Chris Dafeff Violin Bursary. Mr. Temnik can be found frequently in recital with sought after Canadian orchestras and has received musical tutelage from various prominent musicians including Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, and Valerie Gergiev. Daniel currently studies with distinguished concert violinists and internationally renowned pedagogues Barry Shiffman and Victor Danchenko at The Glenn Gould School of Music in Toronto.
Hailed as a “lovely violist” (The WholeNote), Canadian Ryan Davis is swiftly emerging as a sought-after artist in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances. His musical studies include a Bachelor of Music from McGill University, where he graduated with “Outstanding Achievement in Viola” as a scholarship student of Andre Roy, a Master of Music from Yale University as a student of Ettore Causa, and an Artist Diploma from the Colburn School under the tutelage of Paul Coletti. Under the guidance of Steven Dann and Barry Shiffman, Ryan is the first violist to be selected as a fellow, in the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
Canadian cellist Kimberly Jeong holds degrees from The Glenn Gould School, 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, and Tackacs string quartets. 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. She also served as a Teaching Artist with the Yale Music in Schools Initiative.