Madison Deppe

Madison is a classically trained and forward thinking performer and teacher who is always finding ways to think outside the box. She has taught flute and piano for 15 years, with students aged 4-80, and regularly works as a clinician in schools across the GTA. She earned a Bachelor of Music with Honours and Distinction from Western University, and has since performed with the Niagara Symphony, the Guelph Symphony, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra, and the Hamilton Ballet.

Madison also enjoyed performing on Parliament Hill with the Canadian Forces for 5 seasons, where she honed a love for the piccolo, and now also enjoys playing early music on her collection of Baroque flutes.

Madison currently lives in Hamilton, and balances music with trail running, cycling, reading, and learning languages.

Aaron Hodges

Trumpeter Aaron Hodgson has been praised for his “exquisite musicianship and assured composure” (International Trumpet Guild) and his “outstanding lyrical trumpet playing” (Hartford Courant). A prize-winner in the Ellsworth Smith and OSM Standard Life competitions, Aaron has been broadcast nationally as a soloist by CBC Radio and featured as a concerto soloist with l’Orchestre de la Francophonie at Canada’s National Arts Centre. His orchestral performances include appearances with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic led by conductors such as Neeme Jarvi, Sir Neville Marriner and Helmuth Rilling. He can be heard on Naxos and Analekta records as principal trumpet for recordings of Bach’s Magnificat, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms. His debut solo CD Inner Voice was released on Blue Griffin Recordings in 2017.

Committed to expanding the trumpet’s capabilities and audiences, Aaron is a founding member of the Reveille Trumpet Collective ( Reveille has presented engaging, multimedia performances at the Banff Centre and the Sound Symposium Festival, and contributed to the commissioning of many new solo and chamber works for trumpet. Aaron is also a member of Reverb Brass, a quintet dedicated to exciting performances of contemporary works. After several years at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Aaron joined the faculty of the Don Wright School of Music, Western University in 2012. Aaron holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Yale University.

Katrina Lisa Liddell

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​

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

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

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.

Tyler Romesberg

An avid oboist and teacher, Tyler Romesberg holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing graduate studies in Oboe Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Romesberg has performed with the Amarillo Symphony and Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and he can be heard on Imbroglio Sextet’s album Greetings From Gran Hostal El Chiscón. During the summers, he has studied at Rocky Ridge Music, Eastern Music Festival, and the International Lyric Academy in Vicenza, Italy.Tyler Romesberg considers his professional life as a teacher to be equally as important as his performance career. As a classroom teacher, Romesberg completed his internship at Lebanon Trail High School and Clark Middle School in Frisco, Texas. As a private teacher, he was the Oboe Instructor for Carroll Independent School District from 2019-2021, during which time many of his students were accepted to honor bands at multiple levels of performance. Additionally, he volunteered as the Oboe Instructor at Ecole de Musique Ste. Trinité in Mirebalais, Haiti, during the summer of 2018.

Kaye Royer

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

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.

Susan Somerville

Susan Somerville has been making music for as long as she can remember! From piano lessons starting at age 5, recorder at 9 and flute at 10, music has been a key part development. Having achieved an ARCT in both flute and piano by the end of high school, Susan went on to study flute performance at Wilfrid Laurier University. After a year of teacher’s college at Western University, Ms. Somerville went on to complete a master in flute performance and pedagogy at Memorial University of Newfoundland , with a second study in piano. Susan spent the following 14 years in Milton, teaching hundreds of students from the Halton and Peel regions as well as playing flute with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra and piano for the Milton Choristers. She relocated to Grimsby in 2023 and is excited to be rebuilding her studio here and getting involved in the local music community.

Maggie Umanetz-Lertprasopsak

Maggie Umanetz-Lertprasopsak is a Thai-Canadian flutist based in Toronto, Canada. Maggie is an alumna of the 2022 National Academy Orchestra of Canada, where she worked with the prominent conductor Alain Trudel. As a chamber musician, Maggie has worked in numerous ensembles, including the University of Toronto’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, which performed the Canadian Premiere of Flux, by George Lewis. Maggie is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Performance at the University of Toronto, where she has been the recipient of many honours, such as the University of Toronto Scholars Award (2019), the Howard F. Andrews Memorial Prize (2020), Percy Faith Award (2021), and was a candidate for the 2023 Rhodes Scholarship. She is now studying with Leslie Newman, principal flutist of the Hamilton Philharmonic and Esprit Orchestra, and previously studied with Stephen Tam, a sought after freelancer based in Toronto. Maggie has attended various festivals where she studied with renowned flutists Julien Beaudiment, Susan Hoeppner, Jacinthe Forand and Emmanuel Pahud.