Angelo Moretti

Angelo Moretti

Angelo Moretti

TENOR

Angelo Moretti is a Canadian-Italian Tenor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. With the support of his friends and family, Angelo started pursuing his passion for singing at the age of 11 years old. Angelo’s versatile voice led him to many opportunities and successes at a young age; this includes winning the hit national TV Show, “The Next Star: Supergroup” with his pop band in 2014. His love for classical singing and Opera began in high school, while studying with Soprano and former student of the late Lois Marshall, Cindy Townsend. It is at Father John Redmond High school and Regional Arts Centre, where he received the highest overall average in the vocal music program. He actively draws from his Italian roots and traditions to help influence his musical techniques and styles.

Angelo recently graduated with honours from his Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance at UofT’s faculty of music, and is currently in his first year of his Master of Music degree in Opera Performance at the University of Toronto’s Opera School, where he studies in the studio of Dr. Darryl Edwards. His recent appearances include: Performing as Edwin the Defendant and Richard Dauntless in COSIConnection productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trail by Jury and Ruddigore, consecutive performances at the Tenorissimi concerts held at the Arts & Letters Club, and multiple UofT events, concerts and recitals; this includes performing in UofT’s Vocalini Concert. Angelo was also actively involved in UofT’s Opera productions as an undergraduate student. He recently performed as Steve Sankey in their production of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, sang as a chorus member in their production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and understudied the role of Henry Crawford in their production and Canadian premier of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. Angelo looks forward to pursuing his studies at UofT, especially as a member of the Opera School and furthering his career in music.

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Quintessence Ensemble

Quintessence Ensemble

Quintessence Ensemble

STRING TRIO

The Cacciacarro sisters combine the beautiful, serene music of two violins with a cello, the king of stringed instruments.

Miriam Cacciacarro, Violin

Miriam, the eldest of the sisters chose the violin at the age of five because of its beautiful tone, that rings higher and clearer then any of the other stringed instruments
She has performed in a wide range of venues, including Etobicoke Youth Strings, concerts alongside musicians from Aradia, first violin for two years with the Mississauga Youth Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah concert with musicians from Tafelmusik, and an arrangement of Don Quioxte with the Georgetown Bach Choral.
In the winter of 2011, Miriam completed her Grade 8 Practical exam with First Class Honors and in June 2013, she complete her Grade 10 Practical with Honors. In summer 2016, she completed a BA in Music with Honours, from Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, New Jersey.
At this moment, Miriam is preparing repertoire for her Performance ARCT, the highest level RCM exam, which she plans to take in the next couple years. She is also currently preparing to compete internationally as a professional violinist.

Hannah Cacciacarro, Cello

When given the option to choose a musical instrument twelve years ago, Hannah picked the violin (following Miriam’s example); though after hearing the cello being played a few times at various classical concerts, she decided to “just try it” at the age of nine and quickly fell in love with the instrument. Hannah has performed in many different venues including a Four Seasons concert put on by the Georgetown Bach Choral, Handel’s Messiah with musicians from Tafelmusik, and is currently apart of the Brock University Orchestra in St. Catherine’s. She completed her Grade 8 Practical cello exam in June 2018 with much success- receiving ‘First Class Honors’, and is currently working at a Grade 10 RCM level.

Abigail Cacciacarro, Violin

Abigail, the youngest of the three sisters, began her music career at the tender age of eight years old. She has completed her Grade 6 Practical violin exam in June 2014, and Grade 8 Practical violin exam in June 2016, with the RCM, and received ‘First Class Honors’ for both.
​ At this point in time she is working on Grade 9 repertoire which includes a range of performance pieces.

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Derek Downham

Derek Downham

Derek Downham

GUITAR

From Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Derek Downham is an accomplished songwriter/producer that possesses an inspired voice with both power and dexterity. A formidable multi-instrumentalist, Derek has recorded and played live/toured with many of Canada’s finest bands and artists.

He has also performed/recorded with (in no particular order): The Beauties, Don Felder (The Eagles), Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, Sugar Sugar), James Burton (Elvis Presley’s guitarist), Albert Lee (Eric Clapton, George Harrison), July Talk, Alex Lifeson (Rush), Serena Ryder, Gracie, Sarah Slean, Boots Electric (Eagles Of Death Metal), F. Scott & The Nighthawks, Nels Cline (Wilco), Redd Volkert (Merle Haggard), Cindy Cashdollar, Junior Brown, Kellie Loder, Jenn Fiorentino, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Whitehorse, Sam Roberts, Lights, Paul Quarrington (Whale Music, RIP), Hugh Dillon, Kyle Riabko (Columbia), Colin Cripps, Paul Pigat, Amos Garrett, Brent Mason, Trophy, The Beautiful Unknown, By Divine Right, Hayden Neale (Jacksoul), Sloan, Jason Collett, Kim Stockwood, Jully Black, Tomi Swick, Treasa Lavasseur, Dru, Graph Nobel, Jeen O’Brien, Amy Millan (Stars), Ron Sexsmith, Shaye, Samantha Martin, Esthero, Kurt Swinghammer, Justin Rutledge, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Blair Packham, Arlene Bishop, Sebastian Grainger (Death From Above 1979), Revival Dear, Ivana Santilli, Matthew Barber, Jeff Healey (RIP), Emm Gryner, Scott Anderson (Finger 11), Damhnait Doyle, Stratochief, Holy F*ck, Beans (Warp), Elliott BROOD, The New Kings, Micheal O’Grady, Andy Stochansky, Danny Michel and many more.

He’s played on The Late Show with David Letterman, he’s got a Juno (Canada’s Grammy), he’s shared stages with Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Tommy James and The Shondells, The Tragically Hip, The Four Tops, Alejandro Escovedo, Drive-By Truckers, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Sarah Harmer, The Stills, The Weakerthans, Metric, Bill Medley (The Righteous Brothers), The Sadies, Squeeze (UK), Matthew Good, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Big Sugar, Andrew Bird and Billy Talent, just to drop a few notables.

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Peter Aidu

Peter Aidu

Peter Aidu

PIANO

The winner of numerous international competitions Peter Aidu is a truly virtuoso pianist. His mastery and performance range regularly astound his audiences: from Baroque to contemporary, from the delicate performance of the finest compositions to grand scale opuses that require two-hands performance on two grand pianos at the same time.

Peter Aidu has been a part of everything new and vital that’s been happening on the Russian acoustic scene for the last ten years. The graduate of Moscow Conservatory with specialization in piano and organ is an architect, archeologist and artist of sound. He plays a number of instruments, some of them common, such as the harpsichord and grand piano, others — less common, such as the hammer clavier and lute. He performs on a giant bagpipe in Moscow parks; or arranges a show with marimbas, rung ladders, and rusty gear-wheels; or puts together a construct of sliced metal sheets that explores the correlation of sound and form.

Peter Aidu has organized a hospice for elder pianos and spends part of his time reconstructing vintage rarities. Using the 18th century textbook, he reconstructed some French dance music. His other creations include an experimental orchestra without a conductor, and Popov sound machines — clunky, but touching monsters that “speak” in place of thunderstorm, trains and fighter aircraft. His latest work is called the Sound Landscapes performance: it’s a presentation of four audio canvases made with a help of old-time theatrical machinery, and as a result the audience experiences a transcendental listening experience of alternate injections of sounds such as a carpet bombing, or a tropical rain, or the Atlantic surf.

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Angela Park

Angela Park

Angela Park

PIANO

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 performances across Canada, as well as in the United States, Europe, Japan and Mexico. She has performed for such notable series as Montreal’s Pro Musica, Ottawa Chamberfest, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Parry Sound’s Festival of the Sound, Winnipeg Virtuosi, Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut Tours, Orchestra London Canada, Sinfonia Toronto, Stratford Symphony, and the Northern Lights Music Festival in Mexico. She is a founding member of the award-winning Ensemble Made In Canada, Mercer-Park Duo, and the AYR Trio. Angela is also an artist for Piano Six – New Generation, an organization that brings world-class pianists to remote communities across Canada. Recent and upcoming seasons include a world premiere of John Burge’s Second Piano Concerto with Sinfonia Toronto, tours with Prairie Debut, performances with Lyrica Baroque in New Orleans, Louisiana, collaborative recitals at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Ensemble Made In Canada tours of Canada and the United States. Angela has recorded solo albums, and collaborative discs with cellist Rachel Mercer and Ensemble Made In Canada for labels including NAXOS Canadian Classics, Centrediscs, and Enharmonic Records. In 2010 Angela earned her DMA in Performance from the Université de Montréal, and previously received her MMus and BMus degrees from the University of Toronto. From 2011-2014, Angela was Visiting Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano-Woodwinds at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She has been Artist-in-Residence at Western University with Ensemble Made In Canada since 2014.

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