Russell Botten – Bassist

Russell Botten, a Victoria BC native, played sax, guitar and keyboard in many different musical settings before settling exclusively with the bass. In 1983 he attended The Banff School of Fine [...]

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 [...]

Chris Donnelly – Jazz Piano

Chris Donnelly represents a new generation of jazz pianists, composers and improvisers dedicated to creating programs that are engaging, entertaining and educating.  He is continually praised for [...]

Marc Destrubé – Violin

Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé is known for his exceptionally versatility; he appears as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster or director/conductor of orchestras and divides his time [...]

Hannah Addario-Berry – Cello

San Francisco-based cellist, producer, innovator and educator, Hannah Addario-Berry was born in British Columbia and has been living and breathing music since the age of nine. Passionate about [...]

Marc Labranche – Cello

Montreal-born cellist Marc Labranch holds a bachelor’s degree from the Schulich School of Music, McGill University (Schulich Scholarship, Valerie Wood Memorial Cello Award, Dean’s [...]

Laura Karney – Oboe/ English horn

 Currently residing in Barcelona, Spain, Laura Karney is an oboist who enjoys a successful free-lance career that has so far spanned 13 countries across 3 continents.  Hugely varied in her [...]

Zoco Duo

Zoco Duo is an exciting ensemble in which Jacob Cordover (Spain/Australia) and Laura Karney (Spain/USA) bring together the diverse elements of the oboe/English horn and guitar. Zoco Duo has been [...]

Walter Prossnitz – Piano

Walter Prossnitz, born in Victoria where he studied at the Conservatory (and was a colleague of Chris Donison) from 1970-77. He made his professional debut with the Victoria Symphony at age 14 [...]

Christina Daletska – Mezzo Soprano

Christina Daletska was born and raised in Lviv (Lemberg) the largest city in western Ukraine. Before she could walk, she was listening to her mother giving violin lessons and practicing, and [...]