Verona Quartet and Lunenberg Academy Commission

Sept 11, 2020 – I am excited to be embarking on a full-length string quartet for the renowned Verona Quartet! The piece was commissioned by the Lunenberg Academy of Music with generous assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, to be premiered in Nova Scotia in Spring 2021. More details on the premiere toContinue reading “Verona Quartet and Lunenberg Academy Commission”

JM Canada Foundation ‘Domicile Adore’ Contest

Updated July 9, 2020 Since live music making is as of yet not an option, many musicians have been collaborating online to create performances in the age of social distancing. I myself am accustomed to writing for live performers, be it soloists or large orchestras. However, I was recently approached by cellist Noemie Raymond-Friset toContinue reading “JM Canada Foundation ‘Domicile Adore’ Contest”

Toronto Symphony Commission

Hi folks! It’s been a while since I’ve known but I am elated to finally announce that the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has commissioned me to write a new work for their 2020/2021 season! A new initiative made possible by incoming music director Gustavo Gimeno, the commission will be performed three times in November 2020 alongsideContinue reading “Toronto Symphony Commission”

Centertracks Release 2020

With support from the Ontario Arts Council Recording Grant, I have been able to collaborate with the Interro String Quartet to record two of my string quartets: Breathe (2015)** and Sprout (2019)*. Representing two of my most challenging works to date for quartet, the fearless foursome Dr. Steve Koh, Eric Fujita, Max Despax and SebastianContinue reading “Centertracks Release 2020”

Johanna Metcalf Protege Prize

A new yearly initiative launched by the Johanna Metcalf Foundation, the Performing Arts prizes celebrate and support distinguished Ontario based artists with a large financial grant to support their ongoing work. Each selected artist also nominates an emerging artist of their choosing to support. Thanks to the foundation and composer Alice Ho, I am honoredContinue reading “Johanna Metcalf Protege Prize”

Canadian Opera Company

Thrilled to be joining the Canadian Opera Company’s After School Opera Program (ASOP) as lead artist for the 2019/2020 season! I will be writing three new children’s operas that will be performed by participants in the ASOP program. Guided by myself and co-lead Annie Castillo, children in the program explore opera through singing, composing, andContinue reading “Canadian Opera Company”