Day 2

Day 2 was with a sweet celebration of Mana’s birthday! Thank you!!



Day 1

Workshop started! Nice to meet you and nice to see you again!



Henrique Coe’s Oboe Concerto

We will present Oboe Concerto by Henrique Coe in the Faculty Concert.

We will also perform the world premier of this Concerto – it will be July 4th at 10:30am at Salle paroissiale de la Basilique Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde et Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (1110 rue Mansfield angle Lagauchetière).

Here is the bio of the composer:
Henrique Coe

Born in Brazil, Henrique Coe is currently doing a doctoral degree in composition at the University of Toronto. In 2017, Henrique composed three pieces for the Dedication of the Montréal Cathedral in Canada, and his piece “Maris Stella” was premiered by the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais at the finale of the composition competition “Festival Tinta Fresca” in Brazil. Also in 2017, his piece “Defend us in Battle” was premiered in Canada by the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra.

Henrique previously studied at Université de Montréal (Canada) and at Conservatório Brasileiro de Música (Brazil). He was composer-in-residence for the University of Toronto Chamber Orchestra in 2016; for the Women’s Chamber Choir of the University of Toronto in 2015/16; and for Ensemble Kô and Choeur de Jeunes de l’École des Jeunes de l’Université de Montréal in 2013/14. Henrique holds the position of Teaching Assistant at the University of Toronto.

As a performer, Henrique played saxophone in the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira Jovem and flute with the Coral Arquidiocesano de Niterói (Brazil). He developed his music skills at the symphonic band of the Salesian school in Niterói, in which he played for several years. Henrique was also the first conductor of the youth choir Pequenos Cantores de São Judas Tadeu in Niterói.


Henrique Coe photo

Soloist: Martin Karlicek (piano)

Mr. Karlíček’s piano playing has been described as“inspiring, rich, sensitive, stylistically taut and arresting, precise, crisp, brilliantly controlled, wonderfully colorful asic of nd always imaginative.” He gathered awards and prizes from several international music competitions. Aside from establishing his reputation as a dynamic promoter of Czech music, his large solo and chamber music repertoire includes works from all periods. One of his last projects was a CD of complete piano works by a young Canadian composer Andrew Yin Svoboda (1977-2004). He also recorded piano works by Leoš Janáček. Presently, he teaches piano and chamber music at the Schulich School of MuMcGill University.


Guest Performer: Fernando Gualda (oboe)

Fernando Gualda, born in Rio de Janeiro, studied music performance and conducted research in sonic arts in Germany, USA and the UK. Since 2010 he has been working as a tenured faculty member at UFRGS, where he teaches the oboe, coaches chamber music, teaches music theory, and currently holds the office of head of the music department. His research aims to develop new technologies for music teaching and learning by cognitive modeling of listening along with computational modeling of music performance. He believes art and science should be seen as a continuum and that this perspective could better foster creativity.

Fernando pic

Faculty Concert 2018

WCMW will be presenting a concert featuring three instrumental concertos: H. Coe’s oboe concerto, C. Saint-Saens’ 2nd piano concerto (North American premiere of the arrangement) and G. Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. All will be uniquely accompanied by string quintet. We are delighted to collaborate with a special guest performer, Brazilian oboe player, Fernando Gualda!

July 5th, 7:30pm


Oboe: Fernando Gualda, Piano: Martin Karlicek, Violin: Mana Shiraishi, Katarzyna Fraj, Viola: Margaret Carey, Cello: Nicolas Cousineau, Double bass: Marcin Garbulinski 


  • Jean Marie Leclair (1697-1764): Sonata for Two Violins Op.3 Nr.5 / Sonate pour deux violons op.3 no.5
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) arr. p.age81: Concerto for piano Op.22 Nr.2 / Concerto pour piano op.22 no.2
  • Henrique Coe (1986-): Concerto for oboe / Concerto pour hautbois
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. Nicolas Cousineau: Rhapsody in Blue

Tickets $20 / $10

Reserve your seats here:

WCMW facult concert poster 2018 en


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.