Please join us for an evening of live music presented by the instructors of this years International Harp and Cello School at the Sunset Theatre. Admission is $25 and free for IMA students, $10 for youth, students and seniors. Doors at 7pm, Concert starts at 7:30pm
About the Instructors
Canadian harpist and composer Sharlene Wallace is a diverse musician performing, recording and teaching on both lever and pedal harps. Winner of the Lyon & Healy International Pop & Jazz Lever Harp Competition (USA) and the Dinan Concours d'Improvisation de Rencontres International de Harp Celtique (Brittany), she has given concerts and workshops across Canada, the United States, France and Italy.
Seumas Gagné has been playing the music of the Scottish and Irish Gaels on the Celtic harp for more than thirty years. After finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, his attention returned to his first love, the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland. He was one of the founding members of the band Wicked Celts and recorded one CD with them, Prophecy and Blessing in 1997. That same year, Seumas and five friends from Slighe nan Gaidheal journeyed to the Royal Scottish National Mòd (a Gaelic music competition) in Inverness, Scotland where he won the Elspeth Hyllestad Trophy for solo clàrsach performance. At the time, he was the only American to have won this award. IMA is pleased to welcome Seumas back to the Harp School this year!
Marilyn Rummel has been playing for over thirty years. She teaches in her Harp Canada Studio in Duncan, Vancouver Island, and at the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music and is the founder of the Island Mountain Arts International Harp School. Since establishing herself on the Island, Marilyn has built up a very busy teaching schedule and is delighted to share what she's learned. Her students range in age from children to seniors, and are at all levels of study.
Morag Northey has lived a balance of excellent training and experience in Cello Performance and String Pedagogy. Her philosophy is actively represented through her educational choices: a Masters degree from University of Calgary with violinist, music icon, and dedicated teacher; Tom Rolston, an Undergraduate Performance Degree with well-published master teacher and pedagogue Phyllis Young, where she worked five years in the University of Texas at Austin’s world-renowned teacher training String Project. Northey holds an Associate of Arts in Pedagogy and Performance from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and Camosun College with cellist and pedagogue; James Hunter, has completed the Toronto Professional Orchestral Training Program and attended numerous masterclasses and residencies at the Banff Centre under artists such as Zara Nelsova, Aldo Parisot and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.