Exciting News: Guest Performer / Faculty

This year, we will have a guest performer / faculty! We are pleased to invite Margaret Carey, a great viola player. She is an amazing performer and an experienced teacher! We are looking forward to collaborating with her this Summer.

Take a look at her biography:

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Margaret Carey began her musical studies at the age of four, studying the violin, piano and voice before beginning studies on the viola. She is a Doctor of Music graduate (2014) from the Université de Montréal with Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot, and has obtained her Artist Diploma (2008) and MM degree (2007) at the Yale School of Music with Professor Jesse Levine. Before this, she completed a Diploma at the Vancouver Academy of Music, S.K. Lee College with Gerald Stanick (2002) and then went on to complete a Double Degree at Oberlin College and Conservatory (2005) in Viola Performance (BFA) with Roger Chase and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (BA).

Soloist and Teacher

Margaret works and has worked in several reputable orchestras in North and South America, Europe and Japan. She also has extensive chamber music experience, regularly performing with established groups and has more than twelve years of experience teaching a variety of students of various ages and ability. She was an authorized teacher in the Montreal Academy of Music from 2011-14, and feels comfortable to teach in English, French and German. She is also rapidly becoming known both as a choral singer (alto, soprano) and soloist (soprano) of excellent quality.

International Guest Performer

Margaret has also been a guest artist at various festivals in Europe, Japan and North America and has participated in some well-known festivals such as the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Centre Orford in Québec, the Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Austria (Scholarship from the Johann Strauss Foundation), the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in Germany and the Banff Centre in Canada to name a few.

Competition Winner

Margaret has attended Competitions, Congresses and Festivals and has won numerous awards. She was a winner of the Yale Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, performing the Bartok Viola Concerto with the Yale Philharmonia Orchestra in 2009 with maestro Peter Oundjian. She was also a first prize winner of the 2010 Alexander & Buono International String Competition in 2010, Yale’s Georgina Lucy Grosvenor Memorial prize 2007: “most likely to be successful as a soloist/ chamber musician,” the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) at the 2006 International Viola Congress in Montreal, the Grand prize winner of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Series Competition 2001-2002; the youngest competitor to win the CBC Debut Series Competition 2001-2002, and a recipient of two Alberta Foundation for the Arts grants for research purposes and a Canada Council for the Arts Individual Artist Grant.


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