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Mar 20 Emily Phernambucq, Flute with Augustine Yates, Piano

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Mar 20 Emily Phernambucq, Flute with Augustine Yates, Piano

Winner of the 2018 Glenn Gould School Concerto Competition, flutist Emily Phernambucq is a talented soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. She performs in halls across Canada, such as The Jack Singer Concert Hall, The Chan Centre, Koerner Hall, The Winspear Centre, and the National Arts Centre. In February 2019, Phernambucq had her solo debut in Koerner Hall with the Royal Conservatory Orchestra conducted by Johannes Debus, performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major. As an orchestral musician, Phernambucq frequently performs with numerous ensembles, including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Against the Grain Theatre, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Emily has worked under the baton of esteemed conductors Gábor Takács-Nagy, Bramwell Tovey, Tania Miller, Johannes Debus, Nathan Brock, and Leon Fleisher, among others. She frequently performs in international festivals, for artists such as Denis Bouriakov, Emmanuel Pahud, James Galway, Lorna McGhee, and Carol Wincenc. Phernambucq is a three-time participant at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and in 2016 she performed in the final year of the Masterclasses for Strings and Winds. In 2018, she was a participant in Banff Centre’s Opera in the 21st Century program, where she performed in productions of Chamberwerx, Orphee+, and Candide with Against the Grain Theatre. In 2017, Emily participated in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada’s Edges of Canada Tour, mcelebrating the 150th anniversary of the confederation of Canada. Emily Phernambucq holds a Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music from McGill University. Her primary teachers have included Denis Bluteau, Carolyn Christie, Nora Shulman, Susan Hoeppner, and Lauren Eselson.

Canadian pianist Augustine Yates shines as both a composer and performer. His music values improvisation and focuses on interplay within the ensemble. The emphasis on improvisation allows for different types of musical conversation, where musicians may perform a written-out role, improvise together, or improvise on specific motifs. Due to the combination of through-composed forms and freely improvised sections, his music emphasizes the dichotomy of spontaneity and control. Yates is a soloist, chamber musician, and composer who enjoys a career in classical and jazz music. He frequently performs in venues across Canada, such as The Rex, Lula Lounge, Burdock, and numerous Canadian jazz festivals. His debut record of original compositions, An Open Window, released January 21, 2022 and was Nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year during the 2022 YYC Music Awards. Yates has performed and recorded with many ensembles, including The Augustine Yates Piano Trio, The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, Eulogy Eulogy, and The Rob Lee group. Yates began his classical piano studies through the Royal Conservatory of Music, ultimately earning his ARCT diploma, one of the highest degrees offered through the Royal Conservatory. During his high school years, he became enamoured with jazz and began to study the art form. Yates holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College in Toronto. His primary teachers have included many of Canada’s finest musicians, such as Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Adrean Farrugia.

Program for Wed March 20

  • Sunstreams                                                                                        Ian Clarke 
  • Great Train Race                                                                              Ian Clarke 
  • Adagio Nobile                                                                         Joannes Donjon 
  • Berceuse                                                                                       Gabriel Fauré 
  • Minuet Op. 49, No. 2                                                 Ludwig van Beethoven 
  • Traumerei                                                                             Robert Schumann 
  • Allegretto                                                                              Benjamin Godard 
  • Entr’acte from Carmen                                                              Georges Bizet 
  • Fantaisie brillante sur “Carmen”                                            Francois Borne