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Local bass-baritone David Watson
(Photo © Manitoba Opera)

Local soprano Lara Ciekiewicz
(Photo © Lara Ciekiewicz)

Local pianist Jana Ting
(Photo © Jana Ting)

Our local favourite, soprano Julie Biggs
(Photo © Julie Biggs)


Local and Canadian Artist Features

LOCAL ARTISTS FEATURED ON SHADES OF CLASSICS:

Sierra Noble performs on our FunDrive 2009 show
Sierra Noble  (Photo © CKUW)

EXCLUSIVE LOCAL & CANADIAN ARTIST INTERVIEWS ON SHADES OF CLASSICS:
    (In alphabetical order)

  • Maria Luz Alvarez (Live in-studio) - Spanish born Canadian soprano  (2010)
  • Don Anderson (Live in-studio) - Creative Resource, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2005)
  • Stephan Azulay (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2018)
  • Douglas Bairstow (Recorded) - Principal Oboe, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2001)
  • Michael Conway Baker - The wonderful Canadian composer  (2010)
  • Andrew Balfour (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director, Camerata Nova  (2003, 2017)
  • Yayoi Ban (Live in-studio) - Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2015)
  • Karine Beaudette (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2005, 2007, 2013, 2016)
  • Steve Bell (Live and recorded)- The great Christian musician/songwriter  (2002, 2011, 2015, 2017)
  • Julie Biggs (Live in-studio) - The outstanding Winnipeg soprano and Director of the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music  (2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2017)
  • Tara Birtwhistle (Live via telephone) - Principal Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2010)
  • Katie Bonnell (Live in-studio) - Apprentice Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013)
  • Andrey Boreyko (Recorded) - Music Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2004)
  • Carolyn Boyes (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova and Music Director of the Winnipeg Boys' Choir  (2004, 2015)
  • Lottie Enns-Braun (Live in-studio) - Organist and Program Committee Member (Winnipeg Organ Festival)  (2015)
  • Mel Braun (Live in-studio) - Baritone and Choral Conductor (Camerata Nova)  (2011, 2018)
  • Erin Brennan (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2012)
  • Ross Brownlee (Live in-studio) - Alto & Music Director, Camerata Nova  (2007, 2008, 2012, 2014)
  • Peter John Buchan (Live in-studio) - Tenor (Polycoro)  (2017)
  • Liam Caines (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013 2014)
  • Andriana Chuchman (Live in-studio) - Soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2005)
  • Lara Ciekiewicz (Live in-studio) - Soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2011, 2013)
  • Therese Costes (Live in-studio) - Soprano and Co-Artistic Director of Groundswell  (2005)
  • Tracy Dahl (Live in-studio) - Soprano (Manitoba Chamber Orchestra)  (2009)
  • Catherine Daniel (Live in-studio) - Mezzo-soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2010)
  • Brian Deedrick (Live in-studio) - Director for Manitoba Opera  (2014)
  • Jaimi Deleau (Live in-studio) - Apprentice Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2014)
  • Larry Desrochers (Live in-studio) - General Director & CEO of Manitoba Opera  (2007)
  • Merina Dobson-Perry (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2015)
  • Dan Donahue (Live in-studio) - Musician and music producer  (2014)
  • Spencer Duncanson, Artistic Director of the Little Opera Company  (2014)
  • Nikki Einfeld (Live in-studio and via telephone) - Soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2006, 2016)
  • Henry Engbrecht (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director, Canzona  (2009, 2013)
  • Lottie Enns-Braun (Live in-studio) - Organist and Program Committee Member, Winnipeg Organ Festival  (2015)
  • Joe Fingerote (Live in-studio) - Host/Producer of Arts Encounters on CBC Radio 2  (2001)
  • Jane Fingler (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2014)
  • Giorgia Fumanti (Live via telephone) - Montreal crossover soprano  (2008, 2012)
  • Alexander Gamayunov (Live in-studio) - Soloist, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013)
  • Alysha Gauthier (Live via telephone) - Canadian pianist and composer  (2014)
  • Zohreh Gervais (Live in-studio) - Soprano (Canzona & Polycoro)  (2014, 2015)
  • Kevin Gibson (Live in-studio) - Singer/songwriter and founder of Status4  (2014)
  • Roy Goodman (Recorded) - Music Director, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra  (2003)
  • Michael Hall (Recorded) - Conductor-in-Residence, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2002)
  • Norine Harty (Live in-studio) - Executive Director, Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts  (2014)
  • Ben Heppner (Live via telephone) - The outstanding Canadian tenor  (2012)
  • Jeff Herd (Live in-studio) - Executive Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2014)
  • Ian Hodges (Live in-studio) - Classical guitarist  (2005)
  • Susanne Hou (Live in-studio) - The amazing Canadian violinist  (2008)
  • Monica Huisman (Live via telephone and live in-studio) - Soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2007, 2016)
  • Susan Jacks (Live via telephone) - The wonderful Canadian singer  (2017)
  • Christopher Jackson (Live in-studio) - Early music specialist and guest conductor for Camerata Nova  (2014)
  • Harrison James (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2011)
  • Sarah Kirsch (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Canzona  (2011, 2015)
  • Terry Klippenstein (Live in-studio) - Classical program host, Community Radio CFAM  (2009, 2010)
  • Jan Kocman (Recorded) - Principal Flute, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2001)
  • Elizabeth Lamont (Live in-studio) - Corps de Ballet Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013)
  • Melodie Langevin (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2011)
  • Philippe Larouche (Live in-studio) - Apprentice Dancer & Choreographer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2016, 2018)
  • Vanessa Lawson (Live in-studio) - Principal Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013)
  • Richard Lee (Live via telephone) - Resident Conductor, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2011)
  • Sophia Lee (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2011)
  • André Lewis (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2015, 2017)
  • Johannes Linstead - Nouveau flamenco guitarist  (2007, 2014, 2018)
  • Dr. Dale Lonis (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director, Winnipeg Wind Ensemble  (2002)
  • Eric Lussier (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director, MusikBarock Ensemble  (2001, 2004, 2005)
  • Natalie MacMaster (Live via telephone) - Cape Breton fiddle virtuoso  (2016)
  • Arne MacPherson (Live in-studio) - Actor, Shakespeare in the Ruins  (2004)
  • Paul Marleyn (Live in-studio) - Cellist and Artistic Director of the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival  (2007, 2008)
  • Ryan Matthew (Live in-studio) - Pianist/composer  (2006)
  • Michael Matthews (Live in-studio) - Composer and Co-Artistic Director of Groundswell  (2003)
  • Alanna McAdie (Live in-studio) - Company Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2016)
  • Loreena McKennitt (Live and Recorded) - The incredible singer/musician/songwriter  (2004, 2007, 2009)
  • James McLennan (Live in-studio) - Tenor, Manitoba Opera  (2017)
  • David Menzies (Live in-studio) - Tenor, Manitoba Opera  (2015)
  • Alexander Mickelthwate (Live in-studio) - Music Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Sandi Mielitz (Live in-studio) - Program Chair, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir  (2014)
  • Frank Mills (Live via telephone) - The great pianist and composer  (2014)
  • Giselle Minns (Live via telephone) - Canadian "Classicaltronica" soprano  (2008)
  • Yosuke Mino (Live in-studio) - Company Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2016)
  • Jorden Morris (Live in-studio) - Choreographer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2014)
  • Jennifer Nembhard (Live in-studio) - Flutist and co-founder of Café Nomadica  (2014)
  • Eric Nipp (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2012)
  • Sierra Noble (Live in-studio) - Fiddler extraordinaire  (2006)
  • Justin Odwak (Live in-studio) - Tenor, Camerata Nova  (2016)
  • Heidi Ouellette (Live in-studio) - Composer and Artistic Director of Groundswell  (2016)
  • Jon Kimura Parker (Live via telephone) - The great Canadian pianist  (2012)
  • Patrizia (Live via telephone) - Canadian "Rock Soprano"  (2008)
  • Heather Pauls (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2006)
  • Dan Peasgood (Live in-studio) - Tenor, Camerata Nova  (2012)
  • Julian Pellicano (Live via telephone) - Resident Conductor, Winnipeg Sympony Orchestra  (2013)
  • Kristel Peters (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director of Prairie Voices  (2006)
  • Carol Piller (Live in-studio) - Harpsichordist and pianist  (2005)
  • Oleg Pokhanovski (Live in-studio) - Professor of Violin, University of Manitoba  (2004, 2005)
  • Liz Przybylski (Live in-studio) - Alto, Camerata Nova  (2015)
  • John Racaru (Live in-studio) - Violinist  (2006)
  • Andrea Ratuski (Live in-studio) - Host/Producer of Northern Lights on CBC Radio 2  (2005)
  • Meagan Reimer (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2008)
  • Haley Rempel (Live in-studio) - Flutist and founder of Aurelia Productions  (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Jessica Riley (Recorded) - Mezzo-Soprano  (2006)
  • Sid Robinovitch (Live in-studio) - Local classical composer  (2016)
  • Darlene Ronald (Live in-studio) - Director of Marketing, Manitoba Opera  (2018)
  • Stefanie Rose (Live via telephone) - The wonderful Canadian crossover soprano  (2007)
  • Catherine Rutherford (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2010)
  • Elle Salvalaggio (Live in-studio) - Soprano, Camerata Nova  (2011)
  • Nicola Schaefer (Live in-studio) - Board Secretary of the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival  (2012, 2013)
  • Kirsten Schellenberg (Live in-studio) - Mezzo-Soprano, Canzona  (2011)
  • Sara Jane Schmidt (Live in-studio) - Pianist extraordinaire  (2002)
  • Skender Sefa (Live in-studio) - Classical guitarist  (2008)
  • Lara Secord-Haid (Live in-studio) - Soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2014)
  • Jerry Semchyshyn (Live in-studio) - Music Teacher  (2018)
  • Ekaterina Shelehova (Katya) (Live via telephone) - Stunning Canadian soprano  (2014)
  • Alix Sobler (Live in-studio) - Freelance writer and performer (International Cello Festival of Canada)  (2011)
  • Sora (Live and live via telephone) - The heartfelt Canadian singer/songwriter  (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Jennifer Sproule (Live in-studio) - Mezzo-Soprano (Manitoba Opera)  (2009)
  • Claudine St-Arnauld (Live in-studio) - Violinist, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2005)
  • Karl Stobbe (Live in-studio) - Concertmaster of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra  (2009, 2015)
  • Jessica Strong (Live via telephone) - Local soprano  (2014)
  • Harry Strub (Live in-studio) - Artistic Director of Virtuosi Concerts  (2012)
  • Jo-Ann Sundermeier (Live in-studio) - Principal Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2012, 2018)
  • Mike Taylor (Live in-studio) - Rhythm guitarist of Undercover  (2004)
  • Katya Tchoubar & Erin Fisher (Live via telephone) - ViVA Trio Sopranos  (2016)
  • Katya Tchoubar & Erin Fisher & Anna Bateman (Live via telephone) - ViVA Trio Sopranos  (2018)
  • Mike Thompson (Live in-studio) - Tenor, Camerata Nova  (2012)
  • Andrew Thomson (Live in-studio) - Executive Director, Winnipeg Singers  (2005)
  • Jana Ting (Live in-studio) - Heartfelt pianist  (2004)
  • Kurt Tittlemier (Live in-studio) - Classical guitarist  (2011)
  • Bramwell Tovey (Recorded) - Artistic Director, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra  (2001)
  • Lisa Marie Tucker (Live in-studio) - Celtic harpist  (2010)
  • Ryan Vetter (Live in-studio) - Corps de Ballet Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013, 2016)
  • Steven Vitali (Live via telephone) - Canadian musician and composer  (2013)
  • Fraser Walters (Live via telephone) - Member of The Tenors  (2009)
  • David Watson (Live in-studio) - Bass-baritone (Manitoba Opera)  (2010)
  • John Wiens (Live in-studio) - Conductor (Polycoro)  (2015)
  • Alan Wong (Live in-studio) - Actor and singer/songwriter  (2013)
  • Heidi Wright (Live in-studio) - Singer/songwriter  (2018)
  • Hayley Yamamoto (Live in-studio) - Dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet  (2013)
  • Vicki Young (Live in-studio) - General Manager, Manitoba Chamber Orchestra  (2005)
  • Cristina Zacharias (Live via telephone) - Violinist, Tafelmusik Orchestra  (2008)

Classical guitarist Skender Sefa
Skender Sefa  (Photo © CKUW)   


LIVE PERFORMANCES ON SHADES OF CLASSICS:
    (In alphabetical order)

  • Julie Biggs - Our diva divine soprano  (2006, 2007, 2009, 2012)
  • Members of Camerata Nova - Karine Beaudette, Heather Pauls, James Johnston, Stephen Oberheu and Al Schroeder  (2007)
  • Members of Camerata Nova - Mike Thompson and Dan Peasgood  (2012)
  • Lara Ciekiewicz - Soprano  (2015)
  • Ian Hodges - Classical guitarist extarordinaire  (2006, 2012)
  • Sierra Noble - Fiddler, guitarist and singer  (2006, 2009)
  • Oleg Pokhanovski - Prodigy violinist and Professor of Violin at the U of M  (2005)
  • John Racaru and Beryl Bartel - Violin and piano duo  (2010)
  • John Racaru and Rodrigo Munoz - Violin and classical guitar duo  (2009)
  • John Racaru and Wayne Lipischak - Violin and accordian duo  (2018)
  • Devon Rempel - Classical guitar student of Willie Wiebe  (2008)
  • Haley Marie - Flutist and founder of Aurelia Productions  (2012, 2013, 2017)
  • Skender Sefa - Classical guitarist  (2008, 2014)
  • Jana Ting & Aiza Luna - Piano and vocal duo  (2008)
  • Kurt Tittlemier - Classical guitarist extarordinaire  (2011, 2015)
  • Lisa Marie Tucker - Harpist  (2010)

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