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Harry and Martha Cohen Emerging Artist Concert Series 2024

Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation Emerging Artist Concert Series

PROARTS @NOON CONCERTS PRESENTS

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Who:     The ProArts@Noon Concert Series Presents:
What:   The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation Emerging Artist Concert Series
Where: Cathedral Church (corner of 7 Ave and 1 Street SE)
When:   Various Wednesdays – July 24 through to October 16, 2024
Tickets: Free to the public

The ProArts@Noon Concert Series is pleased to announce a unique series of five concerts featuring Emerging performing artists. The term “emerging” refers to the stage of artistic development, professional accomplishment, and recognition that the artist has achieved to date. 

The Harry & Martha Cohen Foundation awarded Calgary’s ProArts Society funding to undertake the Emerging Artist Concert Series, which features a diverse selection of performing arts genres.

This special series is part of the ProArts@Noon weekly schedule of Wednesday concerts.

The ProArts@Noon Concert Series is a free, noon hour concert series presented by the ProArts Society. Concerts take place in the historic Cathedral Church in the heart of Calgary’s Cultural District.

THE 2024 HARRY AND MARTHA COHEN FOUNDATION EMERGING ARTIST SERIES:

  1. Jul 24 Anastasia Lykhorsherstova  violin/guitar duo 
  2. Oct 16 Duo Osensus (piano)

July 24 Anastasia Lykhorsherstova  Violin/Guitar  duo 

Hailing from Kharkiv, Ukraine, Anastasia now lives in Calgary and is Principal First Violin at Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra.

October 16 Duo Osensus

Acclaimed by the Fanfare Magazine as “tonally, technically, and musically superb”, Canadian cellist Luka Coetzee has always enjoyed the musical life combining the richness of art, travel, and performing. In October 2023, she received the first prize at the esteemed 7th International Paulo Cello Competition in Helsinki, Finland. She is also the first prize winner of the 2022 Pablo Casals International Award and the 9th Johansen International Strings Competition. She is a top prize winner at the 8th Dotzauer International Competition for Young Cellists, the 6th UNISA International Strings Competition, the 2019 Orchestra Symphonique de Montreal Competition and the 2021 Shean Strings & Piano Competition.

Belgo-British pianist Nicolas Absalom is a prize winner of international piano competitions such as the International Carl Maria von Weber Competition in Dresden (DE) and laureate of the International Competition for Ostracised Music in Schwerin (DE).“ He has collaborated with orchestras such as the “Sinfonieorchester of the University of Music“ in Dresden, the “Siegfried Camerata”, the “Music of the Spheres Ensemble” as well as the „Jenaer Philharmonie

In 2023 Luka and Nicolas founded the Duo Osensus.