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.
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.
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.