Jonathan Addleman began his university studies on the saxophone, then discovered his affinity for the harpsichord. By the time he was done, he had a bachelor’s degree in both instruments and a master’s degree in Historical Performance. Being the versatile musician he is, he sings in the choir of St. James United Church in Montreal, is a harpsichord accompanist at McGill University, is the pianist for the Every Kid Choir, and is the harpsichord technician at Concordia University. Jonathan is a founding member of the Fredericton-based Seasons Baroque Ensemble, and has recently performed in Toronto with I Furiosi and the Aradia Ensemble.
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Katherine Moller is one of New Brunswick’s most versatile musicians. Whether she is playing classic fiddle tunes in a crowded pub or the music of Bach on a concert stage, her love and respect for the instrument and its wide-spread appeal have brought her considerable acclaim as one of the province’s true fiddle ambassadors. A Music NB Awards nominee, she has three CDs to her credit: Take The Happy Road (2007), By Request (2010) and Bright-Eyed and Bushy-Haired (2011). With ever-rising popularity, Katherine shows without a doubt, she truly is the master of four strings and a bow. www.katherinemoller.ca.
Historical oboist Graham St-Laurent performs regularly throughout the United States and Canada with such groups as Tafelmusik, the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and is co-founder of several early music chamber ensembles, such as Le Tourbillon in Boston, and the Seasons Baroque Ensemble in his hometown of Fredericton. Graham was even featured on television in the PBS documentary ‘Seeing in the Dark.’ Graham was first infected with the early music bug while studying modern oboe in Ontario, so he quickly became a student of John Abberger, who then sent him to Boston University in order to complete a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Historical Performance under the tutelage of Marc Schachman. Other major pedagogical influences on him have been Washington McClain at Indiana Univeristy, and Gonzalo X. Ruiz. He currently lives in Montreal, where is favourite colour is orange.
Sari Tsuji currently performs with some of Canada’s leading period music orchestras, such as Arion Orchestre Baroque, Ensemble Caprice, Aradia Ensemble, and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of internationally acclaimed musicians Jaap ter Linden, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Rachel Podger, Alex Weimann, Christophe Rousset, Stefano Montanari, Matthias Maute, and Kevin Mallon. Also in demand as a chamber musician, Sari has had the honour of being invited to collaborate with prominent artists such as Luc Beauséjour, Mireille Lagacé, Chantal Rémillard, Susie Napper and Olivier Brault. She has recorded for the early-music.com, ATMA, Analekta, and NAXOS labels, and for broadcast on CBC national radio. Sari began studying the violin in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba with Elizabeth Lupton at the age of four. She holds degrees in violin and early music performance from McGill University where she studied with Thomas Williams, Emlyn Ngai, Hélène Plouffe, Hank Knox and Betsy MacMillan. She is a founding member of Seasons Baroque, in which she also plays the bass viol.
The Seasons Baroque Ensemble is a professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to performing on period instruments. The group was formed in 2004 and has been performing regularly in the Fredericton area, with recent expansion to Saint John and St. Andrews.
Listen to Seasons performing Purcell’s Three Upon a Ground, recorded August 2008: