Soprano Alondra Vega-Zaldivar has found a passion in organizing and performing recitals since her University years. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Alondra balances teaching 5 days at 88Keys with composing pieces for her students, her project and various performers. She has dedicated the past three years to the creation and development of The Art Song Collaborative Project.
Soprano Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor’s 2017/18 season highlights include Beethoven Symphony No. 9, R. Strauss and Mozart scenes (MYOpera), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte) and narrating and singing a new adaptation of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Gwenna has self-run free music and drama programs for children in several communities in Nunavut since 2011.
Jonathan Russell MacArthur
Based in Toronto, vocalist Jonathan MacArthur is a Master's graduate of University of Toronto Opera, studied internationally at the Saint-Petersburg State University, and the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He is resident Artist with FAWN Chamber Creative, frontperson of the pop-synth band DONNA and is the General Manager of Against the Grain Theatre.
A native of London, Ontario, Joel Tangjerd began cello studies at the age of 4, and piano studies at the age of 5; achieving a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music from Western University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Historical Performance at the University of Toronto.
Coming from Texas, USA, Caitlin Frasure is a versatile pianist and active performer across styles from classical to jazz/gospel, from irish folk to new art music. A zealous advocate for newly composed music, Caitlin is co-founder of the duo “Ascending” with violinist Tricia Bonner.
From Toronto, violinist Meghan studied at Berklee
College of Music and recently she graduated from York University with a masters in performance and composition. Meghan is a founding member and the violinist in the unQuartet, a string trio that focuses on free improvisation and collaboration between artists.
Evan Bowen is a Toronto-based percussionist from St. John’s, Newfoundland with a deep appreciation for improvisation, rhythmic obfuscation, found sound, and theatricality in his performance practice. He is also the percussionist-in-residence for Caution Tape Collective.
Freelance conductor based in Toronto, Pratik Gandhi currently serves as music director of the Rouge River Winds and of Soup Can Theatre, and resident conductor of the Toy Piano Composers Ensemble, as well as Vice Chair of the Concert Band Division for MusicFest Canada.