The 2019 Saint John Early Music FestivalBack to Calendar
A native of Fredericton, Jonathan Addleman holds a Bachelors and a Masters in harpsichord from McGill University. He is much in demand as an accompanist and soloist, performing with ensembles such as Ensemble Da Capo, Toronto’s Aradia Ensemble and I Furiosi. He is the harpsichord technician at Concordia University, and tunes and maintains instruments for organizations such as CAMMAC, the Montreal Baroque Festival and Ensemble Arion.
Sari Tsuji currently performs with some of Canada’s leading period music orchestras, including Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Aradia Ensemble, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra. Also in demand as a chamber musician, Sari is one half of RedOwl and one quarter of the Onslow String Quartet. She has recorded for the early-music.com, ATMA, Analekta, and NAXOS labels, and for broadcast on CBC national radio. She holds degrees in violin and early music performance from McGill University.
Katherine Moller is a graduate of McGill University. She is well-known as one of the most versatile musicians in New Brunswick: her recordings of traditional and celtic fiddle music have received numerous nominations for ECMA awards and have won several Music NB awards. She is a regular performer with the Saint John Early Music Festival’s Collegium Musicum and Ensemble 18c. as well as with Symphony New Brunswick and Camerata NB. Katherine performs on a violin built by an anonymous 18th-century German maker.
Founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival, recorder player and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London. He directs and performs with the Festival’s Collegium Musicum, Ensemble 18c., Carleton Chamber Players and La Tour Baroque Duo as well as with other leading New Brunswick musicians and organizations such as Symphony NB and the Saint John String Quartet. His concerts and recordings with the La Tour Baroque Duo have received critical acclaim in Canada, the US and Europe.
Ensemble 18c. was created as an outreach project of the Saint John Early Music Festival. Its mission is to bring 18th century music performed on period instruments to the community. The Ensemble’s repertoire covers the entire 18th century from Baroque composers such as Bach, Handel and Vivaldi to Classical masters like Haydn and Mozart. Since its formation in the autumn of 2015, the Ensemble has given numerous performances in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John as well as other locations throughout New Brunswick. For the 2019 Festival the Ensemble’s core members Tim Blackmore (recorder), Katherine Moller (baroque violin) and Robert Lewis (baroque bassoon) are joined by Michael Molloy (harpsichord).
Christie Goodwin is currently acting principal oboist and has been a core member of Symphony New Brunswick since 2011. She is a founding member of the Ventus Machina woodwind quintet. Ms. Goodwin completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of British Columbia and the Artist’s Diploma program at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory. Christie teaches oboe at the University of Moncton, has taught courses and guest-lectured at Mount Allison University and teaches privately.
Michael Molloy was organist and choir director at Centenary-Queen Square United Church from 1978-1998 and Music Director of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church from 1983-1991. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, he has a M.Mus. in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He has given recitals across Canada, the United States and in Germany. From 2000-2012 he was Fine Arts Consultant for School District 8 in Saint John. He retired from teaching in 2013, and is now active as an organ recitalist.
The Carleton Chamber Players, a modern-instrument ensemble varying in size from three to five musicians, was formed in 2016 to perform late 18th century repertoire for various combinations of flute, strings and keyboard, as well as to function as a chamber orchestra for the Saint John Early Music Festival. Led by Tim Blackmore (harpsichord & recorder), the ensemble for the 2019 Festival includes Danielle Sametz and Danielle Girard (violins), Stephen Mott (viola) and Sonja Adams (violoncello).