Katrina Lisa Liddell (oboe) is an active performer, whether it be orchestral, chamber, solo, or even conducting. She has won numerous awards in Oboe Solo Performance across the Durham Region, the GTA as well as in New York for Outstanding Instrumental Solo. Katrina graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree in Oboe Performance, where she studied with prominent Canadian oboist James Mason. Katrina also has experience teaching Music for all grades from Kindergarten through to OAC. Currently she teaches in her home, Kat’s Hand-made Oboe Reeds & Studio, for young individuals and adults. She also teaches reed making and makes reeds for her students and clientele, and has taught reed making at Wilfrid Laurier University. Performing is Katrina’s life, and she has been playing for many different groups around the Durham Region, the GTA, London, Kitchener-Waterloo Region and many other locations across Southwestern Ontario. Currently Katrina resides in Kitchener, being a proud Mother of Emmett, wife to Mark and loves to cuddle with her two cats, Garfield and Simba.
Dylon Pastoor (French horn) is a fourth-year French horn performance student at Wilfrid Laurier with the intentions of furthering his musical development in graduate studies over the next couple of years. Throughout his undergraduate career at Laurier, he has been found in the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra for two years, the latter being principal horn, multiple brass/wind chamber groups, and two musical shows with The Community Players of New Hamburg as lead horn. Currently Dylon is the 4th horn of the Stratford Symphony, 2nd horn and acting principal of the KW Chamber Orchestra, a lead horn of the WLU Symphony Orchestra, the horn player for Chaplin’s Brass, and a member of the Lyra Quintet.
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 Masters student in music performance at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, where she studies under Carolyn Christie (Montréal Symphony Orchestra, (ret.)). Sarah holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance with honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where she studied under Nora Shulman (Toronto Symphony Orchestra, (ret.)) and Peg Albrecht (ret). An aspiring orchestral musician, she is a member of the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the 2019 National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and she is on the sub lists for the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the McGill Chamber Orchestra. Previous orchestral memberships include the 2018 Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at Whistler, the 2017 National Academy Orchestra of Canada, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. She also freelances across the Greater Toronto Area with harpist Myriam Blardone in their duo, Sylph Duo. Sarah was a featured soloist with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra in the February of 2018 as a result of winning their concerto competition.
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) is a native of the U.S.A. He is a first year Master of Music student at the University of Toronto. He studies with Nora Shulman, Principal Flute Emeritus of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He obtained his B.A. in Music at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music in Ohio. He hopes to acquire his Doctorate and teach at a university as a flute professor and write about LGBTQ issues in music. On the international stage, Vincenzo has performed in Europe, North America, and South America, including appearances at the 2017 Canadian Summer Flute Festival, the 2017 and 2014 National Flute Association Conventions, the 2016 International Festival of Flutists in Lima, Peru, and the 2015 Canadian Flute Association Convention. He also spent a semester abroad in 2015 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Denmark. Vincenzo is thrilled to appear for the first time as a guest artist with Arcady in Voices of Autumn on Saturday, October 14. He values international music collaboration and looks forward to his next two years in Canada.