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When

Occurs on Sunday November 10 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

The Loft
201 Division St
Cobourg ON K9A 3P6

Performance Notes

× Les AMIS Concerts presents RACHEL MERCER TRIO Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM The LOFT at 201 Division St, $30 + sc

Rachel Mercer Trio A cello, piano, flute trio performing at an international masters level.

Rachel Mercer Canada's Globe & Mail described Rachel Mercer as a “pure chamber musician," Canadian cellist, Rachel Mercer has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across five continents. Grand prize winner of the 2001 Vriendenkrans Competition in Amsterdam, Rachel is cellist of Ensemble Made In Canada, the Mercer-Park Duo, the AYR Trio, and is Artistic Director of the “5 at the First” Chamber Music Series in Hamilton. She has appeared as guest principal cello with the Canadian Opera Company, National Arts Centre, Group of 27 and Munich Chamber orchestras, and joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra as Associate Principal Cello in January 2016, winning the Principal chair in 2017. Rachel has given masterclasses across North America, South Africa and in Israel and is currently Artist-in-Residence at Western University in London ON. Pianist Angela Park has established herself as one of Canada’s most sought-after pianists. Praised for her “stunningly beautiful pianism” (Grace Welsh Prize, Chicago), “beautiful tone and sensitivity” (American Record Guide), and for performing “with such brilliant clarity it took your breath away” (Chapala, Mexico), Angela’s versatility as both soloist and chamber musician has led to acclaimed performances across Canada, the USA, Europe, Japan, and Mexico. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada, the Mercer-Park Duo with cellist Rachel Mercer, and the AYR Trio with violinist Yehonatan Berick and cellist Rachel Mercer. From 2011-2014, Angela was Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano-Woodwinds at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She has given masterclasses and educational outreach sessions for universities and communities across Canada, as well as at SUNY New Paltz, Stanford, and Indiana University. Since 2014, Ensemble Made In Canada has been Ensemble in Residence at Western University in London, Ontario. Kaili Maimets - Flutist, Kaili Maimets, is in demand as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, and soloist. She is currently Acting Second Flute and Piccolo of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada (NACO), was Second Flute & Piccolo of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony from 2016-2019 and was Principal Flute at London Symphonia (formerly Orchestra London) from 2012-2019. Kaili has also performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Ballet of Canada. As a soloist, Kaili performed the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C in November 2018 with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. In April 2018 she was featured as soloist at the NACO Family Adventures concerts in Ottawa. In 2017 she toured Southern Ontario performing Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the Toronto Concert Orchestra. As Principal Flute of Orchestra London she performed Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.4 and Frank Martin Concerto for Seven Winds. For complete biographies of these three musicians go to lesamisconcerts.org/chamber-music-series

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