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.
Caroleen Molenaar, flute, has currently graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelors of Music. She has been playing flute for over nine years, and has completed her Grade 10 Flute Exam with the Royal Conservatory of Music receiving First Class Honours. She was the principal flutist of the Dundas Valley Orchestra for four years, under the direction of Glenn Mallory (2009-2011), and Laura Thomas (2011-2013), and was the principal flutist of the McMaster Chamber Orchestra for two years under the direction of Colin Clarke (2012-2013) and Dr. Keith Kinder (2013-2014). Additionally, she currently sings in the Central Presbyterian Church Choir in Hamilton, led by Paul Grimwood, and has also sung in the McMaster University Choir led by Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff (2010-2011). In the spring of 2013 Caroleen travelled to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where she participated in the National Youth Band of Canada under the baton of Jonathon Dagenais. Following that she was accepted into the Orford Arts Centre Flute Masterclass Program in July of 2013, attending masterclasses by Robert Langevin, and partaking in lessons with Jocelyn Roy, and Jennifer Gunn. She has recently made her orchestral solo debut playing the Concerto Grosso for Three Flutes and Harp by David van Vactor with the McMaster Chamber Orchestra in November of 2013. In addition to playing flute, Caroleen is currently studying with Shoshana Telner to pursue her A.R.C.T. Performer’s Diploma in piano this August.
Robert Perrault, trumpet, began his musical training at age 10. Through his high school years, he studied under Greg Robinson, a trumpet player with Niagara Symphony. Robert continued his studies with Guy Few at Wilfrid Laurier University where he graduated with an Honours Music Degree in Performance. He performs at different locations around Ontario with groups such as Niagara Symphony, Mississauga Symphony, Orchestra Toronto, The Rubber Soul Band, and at churches in and around the Golden Horseshoe. Robert plays a variety of trumpets ranging from modern to period baroque valueless instruments. He also teaches in the Peel region.
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.
Carolyn Stronks-Zeyl, flute, has completed her Bachelor and Masters degrees in flute performance at the University of Toronto and has also received her associate degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) in both flute and piano. She has studied flute under the supervision of Douglas Stewart and Suzanne Shulman and has participated in master classes with flautists such as James Galway, Robert Aitken and Peter Lloyd. Her flute ensemble experiences include the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, the musical Beauty and the Beast, the premiere performance of R. Murray Shafer’s The Enchanted Forest, and the Canadian National Youth Orchestra. Carolyn has taught both flute and piano at Redeemer University College, Western Conservatory of Music and has had many years of experience in private teaching. She continues to perform chamber music and recitals throughout southern Ontario and is always pleased to perform as principal flautist of the musical ensemble Arcady.