Katrina Lisa Liddell (oboe) actively performs in orchestral, chamber, and solo music. She has been awarded numerous times in different regions for Oboe Solo Performance as well as in New York for Outstanding Instrumental Solo. Katrina teaches oboe privately from her home in Kitchener, and runs Blackwood Double Reed Supplies Inc., one of the only double reed supply shops in Canada. Performing is her life, and she plays for groups in many different regions including Kitchener-Waterloo, Exeter, Stratford, Guelph, the GTA, Durham Region, London, and other locations across Southern Ontario. Currently, Katrina is the Principal Oboist for Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, Waterloo Chamber Players, Arcady, reedStix, Venturi Winds Quintet, Oboe/English horn for Stratford Symphony Orchestra, substitutes for many orchestras, and freelances. You will also see Katrina in recital or soloing with orchestras.
Dylon Pastoor (French horn) is a freelance horn player in Southwestern Ontario with his Master’s of Music degree, focusing on natural horn with Derek Conrod, from Western University. His Bachelor of Music degree was completed at Wilfrid Laurier University while studying with Nina Brickman. Dylon can be found performing throughout Southwestern Ontario in various chamber settings such as with the EnCor horn quartet, church brass quintets, Arcady Orchestra, and musical theatre projects. He has also been heavily involved with the Brott Music Festival since 2017, performing during the summer festivals and education concerts with the National Academy Orchestra. As a natural horn player, Dylon has had the opportunity to play with the baroque orchestra in Toronto, Tafelmusik, for a number of Mozart opera programs and chamber performances.
Luca Peveroni (trumpet) began his musical career as a trumpeter at the age of 12. He holds a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Western Ontario. Luca has served as a reservist member of the Canadian Forces since 2012. In 2017, he received the Queen’s Commission and currently holds the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. He serves as the Director of Music of the Royal Canadian Navy Band of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship STAR. Luca is active as a trumpet soloist having performed at the Chosen Vale Center for Advanced Musical Studies in Enfield, New Hampshire and more recently at the City of Porcia International Trumpet Competition in Porcia, Italy.
Sarah Pollard (flute) is a recent graduate of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University (MMus Performance), where she studied under Carolyn Christie (Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Second Flute (ret.)). In the fall of 2020, Sarah will be attending the Glenn Gould School in Toronto to pursue her Artist Diploma with full scholarship, under the direction of Susan Hoeppner. An aspiring orchestral musician, Sarah was recently accepted as a fellow with both the 2020 National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado, and the 2020 Orchestra of the Americas; two top international summer orchestral training programs. During her studies at McGill University, she was a member of the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the Pronto Musica Chamber Orchestra, both directed by Maestro Alexis Hauser. As a chamber musician Sarah has performed in numerous ad hoc ensembles and wind quintets, including McGill’s Schoenberg ensemble, composed of top-level McGill students hired exclusively to serve as a workshop ensemble for graduate conducting students. In the summer of 2018, she performed Boulez’s infamous Le marteau sans maître in the 2018 Ottawa Chamberfest’s New Music Now Festival. Sarah freelances throughout Montréal and Toronto, and she recently successfully auditioned for the sub lists for the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the McGill Chamber Orchestra. Teaching is also an important aspect of her musical pursuits. Sarah is a passionate and creative teacher with a love for children, who enjoys teaching flute and piano students of all ages.
Kaye Royer (clarinet) has performed in orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Canada, the United States, England and Italy, and as a soloist in concertos by composers such as Mozart, Weber, R. Strauss, Beethoven (an arrangement of the violin concerto), Milhaud, Finzi, Dubois, Telemann and her husband, Ronald Royer. She currently holds the position of principal clarinet with the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, Brantford Symphony, Canadian Sinfonietta, the Stratford Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Sinfonietta. As a recording artist, she was a featured soloist on Toronto Sinfonietta’s Romancing Chopin (Cambria CD-1225), and has worked on The Hollywood Flute of Louise DiTullio (Cambria CD-1194), The Storyteller’s Bag, and Conrad Chow’s Premieres (Cambria CD-1204). She has worked on the sound tracks of such films as Gooby, Prisma, The Dog, and The Happy Couple. She also enjoys performing chamber music, ice skating and teaching her clarinet students, both young and adult.
Paul Sanvidotti (trumpet) is a freelance classical trumpeter in the Toronto area. As a chamber musician, Paul has a regular and substantial schedule of trumpet and organ recitals throughout Ontario. He is widely recognized for his work on period performance instruments, including natural baroque trumpet and tromba da tararsi. He is also sought after as an orchestral player of baroque instruments, soloing with such groups as Nota Bene, Guelph Chamber Players, Grand River Baroque, The Baroque Players of Hamilton, Te Deum and the Classical Music Consort. Apart from early music performances over his career Paul has performed with many of the orchestras in Ontario, including Toronto Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony, Niagara Symphony, Toronto Philharmonia, the orchestra of Chorus Niagara, Talisker Players chamber ensemble, Canadian Sinfonietta, Toronto Sinfonietta and Brantford Symphony. Soloist credits include the premiere of Andrew Ager’s “Divertimento for Trumpet” (2014). His trumpet can also be heard on numerous recordings, as well as on radio, television and movie soundtracks. Paul provides instruction on both baroque and modern instruments and maintains a studio of trumpet students at Upper Canada College.
Ginny Scarfino (clarinet/bassoon) is a native of Kitchener-Waterloo and began playing clarinet in high school. While working toward a Computer Science degree at University of Waterloo, she began taking private lessons with former KW Symphony principal Victor Sawa and studied with him for 18 years. A fellow musician in a chamber music quartet she played in had an extra bassoon, so she borrowed it to give it a whirl. She loved it! After Victor Sawa left the KW area, she decided to study bassoon with former KW Symphony principal, Cedric Coleman, and 20+ years later is still doing so! After a 33 year career in IT with Mutual Life/Sun Life/IBM, she retired in 2013, and decided to add piano lessons into the mix as well, with long time Beckett School teacher Terry Kroetsch. She is very active in the musical community, playing Principal Bassoon in Arcady, The Wellington Wind Symphony, The Waterloo Chamber Players, and Sinfonia Ancaster; and Principal Clarinet in the Kitchener Waterloo Community Orchestra. She also performs annually on both clarinet and bassoon in the Noon Hour Concert series put on by St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kitchener. For hobbies, she loves to knit, especially socks, and loves to put together jigsaw puzzles, the bigger the better!
Vincenzo Volpe (flute) has performed with Arcady since 2017. He is currently a D.M.A. candidate studying with Demarre McGill at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He holds an M.M. from the University of Toronto and a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the Queen City Chamber Orchestra and a substitute principal for Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green. On the international stage, Vincenzo has performed in Europe, North America, and South America, including appearances at the 2019-2017 National Flute Association Conventions, 2017 Canadian Summer Flute Festival, and the 2016 International Festival of Flutists in Lima, Peru. He is also a two-year returning fellow of the Lake George Music Festival in upstate New York and the International Lyric Academy in Vicenza, Italy. Vincenzo values international music collaboration, and he looks forward to continuing his partnership with Arcady.