The core musicians

Eileen Kosasih is a pianist, violinist, visual artist, conductor, and concert presenter. Eileen is currently working on her M.A. Fine and Decorative Art and Design from Sotheby's Institute of Art (New York City). She has a B.A. Music (violin), M.Music (orchestral conducting), and piano diploma. Eileen is principle 2nd violin of Symphony of the Kootenays and concertmaster of the St. David's United Orchestra. She held the position of concertmaster for the Rocky Mountain Symphony for two seasons. As a crossover musician, she has experienced a wide range of music performance contexts around the U.S. and Canada. Eileen founded and directed Calgary Arts Orchestra, her two-season creative project. She is resident accompanist for UUphonia, and was resident accompanist for Calgary Multicultural Choir, Suzuki Talent Education Society, and Calgary Girls Choir. She is a clinician for the Youth Orchestra Symposium at the Banff Centre. Eileen passion is in Abstract Expressionism and one of her favourite things to do is put together presentations relating music and art. 

 

Recent Courses:

Principles in Practice (High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development refresher course) 2016
ASTA National String Teacher's Association Conference (Tampa, FL) 2016
Physical Literacy in Children 2016
Ambrose Jazz Workshop 2015
Martin Bonham Baroque String Playing workshop (Calgary) 2015
City of Calgary's Architecture of the Mind  (Early Childhood Brain Development) 2014

Linda Gould Teaching Piano Chords to Adults workshop 2014
Queens College Conductors workshop (New York City) 2014
Mimi Zweig Violin Pedagogy (focus on set up/rehabilitation/resources) workshop 2014
Curtis Summerfest Chamber Music (Philadelphia) 2013
Rebecca Henry (focus on vibrato) Violin Pedagogy workshop 2013

Joan Barrett (focus on intermediate students) Violin Pedagogy workshop 2013
Lawrie Hill (focus on set up/student-teacher relations) Violin Pedagogy workshop 2012
Suzuki Young Beginner Violin Pedagogy workshop, lead by Michelle Higa George 2011

TESOL Teaching Adults 2010
High Five Principles for Healthy Children 2010

 

Anthony Czarnecki is a Calgarian composer, pianist, arranger for local productions/theatres, music teacher, and sound technician who studied piano at U of C and at Mount Royal Conservatory.  He has created an art style based on sacred geometry (one of his many cool interests).   His musical influences range from Prokofiev to Fiddler on the Roof to Bonobo.  As a pianist, he has toured/performed with companies such as Barrage and Alberta Ballet.