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Schubert ‘Unfinished’ Symphony & Mozart Requiem with the Vancouver Bach Choir

It’s a titan of a concert! Schubert’s melodious ‘Unfinished’ Symphony No. 8 is featured alongside Mozart’s Requiem, one of his […]

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  • Angela Schiwy
    Angela Schiwy is a graduate of the UBC School of Music where she majored in piano performance under Prof. Lee Kum Sing. She specialized in chamber music and song, which involved coaching with Prof. Robert Silverman. During a year in Paris she studied piano at the Schola Cantorum with Nicole Rolet de Casteele. Previously she had obtained the Associateship of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) under Edward Parker. Following her studies Angela took a position as piano instructor at VAM, and regularly performed as chamber music and vocal pianist, both locally and on tour. Later she obtained the Master of Library Science and launched into a career as archivist, managing institutional records of longterm value. Angela held positions at SFU, UBC, the Government of the Northwest Territories, the City of Vancouver Archives, and eventually, in New York, she served as Chief of the Archives and Records Centre at the United Nations Secretariat. Ms. Schiwy returned to Vancouver with her family a few years ago and rejoined the Academy as fulltime piano instructor. Her students actively participate in recitals, festivals and exams.

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    Camille Hesketh
    Whether in early music, classical, contemporary opera, music theatre, chamber or electro-acoustic repertoire , Camille Hesketh  is a versatile soprano  whose performances have taken her across Europe, to Canada, the US, South America, India and China. Camille Hesketh completed her Bachelors degree with Phyllis Mailing and David Meek at the Vancouver Academy of Music, and her Masters at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands. She is an avid collaborator in new works, and in addition to her ongoing work with Canadian composers, she has performed in international premieres with companies and ensembles such as the Dutch National Opera, VocalLAB Nederland, Muziektheater Transparant, (Belgium), Modern Baroque Opera, (Vancouver), Schönberg/Asko Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Ensemble MAE, Den Haag Slaagwerk, Ensemble Klangart (Germany), and in festivals such as the Zwolle and Rotterdam opera festivals (NL), and the Aldeburgh Festival, (Snape UK) and with  composers such as John Chowning for the CCRMA concert series at Stanford University and Richard Karpen at the DX concert series at The University of Washington. She has sung  under the baton of such conductors as Martyn Brabbins, Fabio Bonizzoni, Daniel Reuss, Pierre Boulez and Henk Guittart in Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Banff Centre. With further post- graduate studies in early music from The Hague, Camille has performed in many early operas, across Europe and Asia, and her recent duo with lutenist Guzman Ramos was recently awarded “One of 5 most promising ensembles of 2013” from the International Young Artist Presentation in conjunction with the Laus Polyphoniae Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. She can also be heard on the record label Harmonia Mundi with La Grande Chapelle, (Spain). Camille has received several awards for her research in contemporary vocal music and performance  from both the Netherlands and the Canada Council for the Arts, most recently, for her research in physical theatre practices for singers. In addition to her musical life and commitment to teaching, Camille has joined the newly formed physical theatre company Manifesto Poetico as musical contributor and performer, led by Carlos García Estévez in conjunction with the École Internationale de Theâtre Jacques Lecoq, Paris.

    Camille Hesketh

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