Jan Alexandra Smith – soprano

Jan’s association with Music by the Sea’s Founding Director, Christopher Donison, began in 1993 at the Shaw Festival of Canada in Niagara-On-The Lake. He was Shaw Festival Music Director and she [...]

Michiko Singh – french horn

Canadian horn player Michiko Singh joined the Honolulu Symphony in 2000. As well as being a private horn instructor, Ms. Singh performs with various groups around the islands such as the Royal [...]

Bridget MacRae – cello

Possessing a “rare and particular aural beauty” and “unlimited technique”, Canadian cellist Bridget MacRae has distinguished herself internationally as a soloist and [...]

Michael Bates – double bass

“Bates demonstrates his rock solid composing skills and enviable technical faculties….Simply put, Bates has the ability to make a huge impact on the existing state of modern [...]

Chenoa Anderson – flute

Chenoa Anderson played violin before she learned how to read. At the age of 14 she picked up the flute, and two years later gave up violin forever. She received her early musical training in her [...]

Joe Poole – drums

Joe Poole earned his degree in Jazz Performance under the guidance of Oscar Peterson, gaining Jazz Report Magazine’s Best Post-Secondary Jazz Musician award along the way. He has performed in [...]

Adrian Anantawan – violin

Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan has established himself as one of the most dynamic young musicians of his generation. In the words of the Philadelphia Inquirer, “the hand is artifice, the [...]

Keith MacLeod – clarinet

Described as one of Canada’s fine clarinetists, Keith MacLeod brings to Victoria a wealth of experience and insight. He has played across Canada and the United States for such orchestras as the [...]

Borealis String Quartet

The Borealis String Quartet has created a sensation across Canada with its dynamic performances, passionate style, and refined musical interpretations.  Featured frequently on CBC Radio, the [...]

Michael Waters – guitarist/composer

Michael was born and raised in a remote logging and fishing village in the coastal forest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In his twenties he chose to approach music as a spiritual [...]