Musician bios

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Rezan Onen-Lapointe

After falling in love with Baroque violin during her Masters degree at McGill University, studying with Hélène Plouffe, Rezan completed a year of advanced studies in early music at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Netherlands, where she studied with Ryo Terakado. In addition to her work in Baroque music, Rezan has been forging a new path in the performance of late Classical and early Romantic repertoire with the new conductorless period orchestra Les Vents Atlantiques (Netherlands), with whom she has served as both concertmaster and principal viola. In demand as a freelance violinist in Toronto, she has also recently performed a concert series in Mexico, performed in the Utrecht Early Music Festival, and toured to Italy and Newfoundland with Aradia Ensemble (Toronto), with whom she plays regularly, and has recorded two cd's including the JUNO nominated "Vivaldi's Sacred Music: Vol. 4" Always interested in exploring new musical styles, Rezan plays frequently with the Canadian Arabic Orchestra.

David Podgorski

David began his music training on the piano, at the age of five, and studied music in elementary and high school at St. Michael's Choir School in downtown Toronto. After completing a Bachelor's degree at McGill University under the pianist Tom Plaunt, he studied harpsichord with Hank Knox, obtaining a Master's degree in 2005. As a harpsichordist in Montreal, David had the opportunity to work with many exceptional musicians, including Hélène Plouffe, David Greenberg, Matthias Maute, and Luc Beauséjour. In the Netherlands, David studied harpsichord at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague, working with Jacques Ogg and Patrick Ayrton, among others. David continues to perform regularly both as a soloist and collaborator, and has performed in concerts in Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and San Francisco as well as in Italy, France and the Netherlands. He is particularly known for his innovative “salon” style concerts, incorporating both musical performances and historical discussions. David is an accomplished soloist, giving recitals in Toronto and Montreal. David was the Early Music columnist for Whole Note magazine, and currently writes early music articles and reviews for Ludwig Van Toronto. Check out David's Soundcloud for more recordings.

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