Rashaan Allwood is a musician of great versatility. As a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, he has played in a variety of settings, including performances with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and the University of Toronto’s Collegium Musicum. He is currently at Rice University, where he is studying organ, piano and conducting and has started to develop a passion for composition.
Alex Eddington is a composer, sound designer and theatre artist based in Toronto, Canada. Alex has worked with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Continuum Contemporary Music, Jumblies Theatre, Mile Zero Dance, the Suzuki String School of Guelph, and many others on projects falling along the spectrum between music and theatre, for both professional and community musicians. In future seasons, he'll be creating music-theatre works with Viva! Youth Singers and the Toronto Consort. He is currently assembling an album of his vocal music with soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip.
Alex Ring Gray
Alex Ring Gray is a NYC composer, performer, and sound artist whose work focuses on psychoacoustics, integrating technology, and the natural world. Alex composes both concert and computer music, creates multimedia installations, and performs free improvisation. He is the current music publishing and management intern at Philip Glass's Dunvagen Music and was the Music Technology Assistant at the 2018 Nief-Norf Summer Festival.
Jessi Harvey, also known by George, is a Montana-born, Seattle-based composer, whose work is a synthesis of musical ideas heavily influenced by the confluence of philosophy, literature, and various aspects of the sciences. Seattle Mag described her music as “full of surprises and consistently attention holding.”
Canadian composer and technologist Michael Lukaszuk's music explores themes such as sleep, movement and pop culture artifacts, often drawing influence from styles such as glitch, punk and jazz.
Originally from Seoul, Haerim Seok is a Korean composer based in Newmarket, ON. Her output ranges from instrumental works, computer music and pieces for young musicians. Dedicated to community-oriented music making, Dr. Seok has been an active conductor, composer, arranger and performer with many youth and church ensembles in Seoul and in the Cincinnati area.
Sophie Dupuis is a composer from New Brunswick (Canada) interested in interdisciplinary art music and music for small and large ensembles. She is currently completing her DMA in composition at the University of Toronto. Aside from her studies and work as a composer, she is an arranger and passionate music teacher of violin, piano and theory.
Juro Kim Feliz
Originally from the Philippines, pianist and composer Juro Kim Feliz is now residing in Toronto, Canada. He is the recipient of the Goethe South East Asian Young Composer Award (1st place) in 2009. Besides activities involving composition, he is also engaged in founding and organizing mission trips and training on contemporary church band music in different provinces of the Philippines and has volunteered as a radio producer and co-host in Sigaw ng Bayan Montreal, a Filipino radio talk show airing at CKUT 90.3 FM.
Elizabeth Hannan is a Canadian composer who's primary focus is using music to tell and enhance captivating stories that resonate with audiences. Most recently, Elizabeth co-composed the soundtrack for the CBC Gem series 'Detention Adventure'. She enjoys writing music for film as well as independent concert material.
David John Lang
David John Lang is an Australian composer living in Adelaide. He writes music for orchestras, choirs, singers and instrumentalists, always seeking to create art that is inventive, thoughtful and heartfelt. His music often reflects his love of storytelling, his Christian faith, a whimsical sense of humour and an instinct for drama.
Administrative Composer & Sound Mischief-Make, Toronto composer Janet Sit joins our team this year. She is one of the organizers of the Toronto Creative Music Lab 2019.
Composer and electroacoustic sound artist, arts administrator, writer and painter currently based out of Toronto (ON, Canada), Andrzej is primarily influenced by the poetry of Jan Zych, brushstrokes, and the intersection of colour and timbre through the lens of an impressionistic expressionism.
Cuban born composer Alondra Vega-Zaldivar has made Toronto her home where she vehemently strives to promote and disseminate contemporary music. Her music is inspired by the natural world and the sonic capabilities and colours of the acoustic instruments with a flare for the theatre and drama.