TEMPO Programme 2022 – 2023

Many thanks to our Program Director, Christine McClymont, who is  planning an exciting program for 2022- 23. Our first session will begin on October 2nd because of location difficulties in September

 

October 2: Colin Savage - Recorders

Colin Savage was the principal clarinetist with the Mississauga Orchestra for 30
years and excels on the recorder. He has toured Japan and played with Opera
Atelier, Canadian Opera Company, Apollo’s Fire, Les Boréades, Tafelmusik and
the Toronto Consort. Besides pursuing his photographic interests, Colin is an
enthusiastic member of Ensemble Polaris, a Northern crossover band who play
accordion, mandolin, Swedish pipes, recorders, bouzouki, musical saws, and more.
They have made five recordings, and enjoy a successful concert life.

 

November 6, Anne Massicotte (Recorders)

Anne Massicotte graduated from the Conservatoire de Québec as a clarinetist. She
then taught music for the Toronto District School Board for 30 years. As an Orff
specialist, she developed award-winning children’s choirs. Anne teaches recorder
privately, as well as conducting large ensembles and adjudicating at music
festivals. She was a founding member of the recorder quartet, ACTA. She now
sings with the Toronto Chamber Choir, and has been teaching at the CAMMAC
Musical Centre since 1984.

 

December 4, 2022, Vincent Lauzer (Recorders)

Vincent Lauzer has performed on recorders since age 8. While still a youth, he
won first prize in the Canadian Music Competitions Stepping Stone division. He
received his master’s degree in music at McGill University, studying with Matthias
Maute and Sophie Lariviere. He has played with many groups, such as Les Violons
du Roy and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Vincent performed with Flute Alors! in
Toronto’s Summer Music Garden, and is a member of Ensemble La Cigale. He
posted a virtual concert in July 2020 with the Lameque International Baroque
Music Festival of which he is Artistic Director.

 

Jan. 8th, 2023, Joseph Lanza (Baroque Violin)

Joseph Lanza was Concertmaster of Orchestra London for more than 25 years. He
also loves chamber music and has performed in countless ensembles in London
and Toronto. Joseph’s evolving interest in music of the 17 th and 18 th centuries led
him to study Baroque violin with Jeanne Lamon and Stephen Marvin. He has
performed regularly with Tafelmusik and Opera Atelier, made many recordings,
and toured to Europe and the Far East. Joseph teaches privately and at the
University of Western Ontario.

 

February 5, 2023, Femke Bergsma (Recorders)

Femke Bergsma studied recorder at the Utrecht Conservatory in Holland and is
also a viol player. She established her multi-instrument career in Montreal,
performing regularly with several eminent ensembles specializing in Baroque
music including Les Boréades and les Idées Heureuses. She has also performed
with Thirteen Strings in Ottawa and Tafelmusik in Toronto. Femke has a special
interest in medieval music. She teaches regularly at CAMMAC’s musical summer
camp.

 

March 5, 2023,  Janos Ungvary (Recorders)

Axeff “Janos” Ungvary has become a much respected supporter and friend of
TEMPO. He studied recorder and flute in Hungary, and has been a performer and
teacher with chamber orchestras and small chamber groups in Austria, France,
Germany, Poland, and the former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. He presently
teaches music for the Toronto District School Board and is a private music teacher
and coach of chamber groups in Toronto.

 

April 2, 2023, Caroline Tremblay (Recorders)

Caroline Tremblay is a passionate flutist. She obtained her Masters degree in
Music Interpretation at Université de Montréal, which included an internship
abroad at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. In 2004, she won first
place in her category at the Canadian Music Competition. As a founding member
of the Flute Alors! Quartet, she tours across Canada and the United States playing
for audiences of all ages. She has been a soloist for many orchestras, even for
Cirque de Soleil events. She’s an enthusiast of early musical education, as well as
musical director for the Montreal Recorder Society and a teacher at the CAMMAC
Music Centre.

 

May 7, 2023, Robert Rivers (Recorders and Viol)

Robert Rivers is a freelance musician based in Ancaster, Ontario. He has wide
interests in music, including folk songs from Quebec and Newfoundland. For our
workshop he will be composing new arrangements that exploit the sounds of our
early music instruments – especially recorders and viols.

           
           
           
     
     
   

Christine McClymont, Program Director

Elan Dresher, President

  Last updated: September 2022

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