Chamber Music Orillia

What some of
our patrons
are saying...

Marie-Caroline is a world-class violinist. Together with her husband, she is a rare and superb addition to the local music scene.

Albert Greer, C.M.


Jeff and Caroline create musical magic together!

Roy Menagh, Director
Orilla Wind Ensemble/
Orillia Vocal Ensemble


A well-performed, unique, and interesting programme…such a breath of fresh air!

Blair Bailey
from Orillia


It is so wonderful to hear children actually singing instead of shouting!

A patron from England


Violinist Marie-Caroline Bourque has a beautiful, full and warm sound. She posseses an excellent technique and plays with great expression.
Jeffrey Moellman is a master organist who knows his craft, and an accomplished collaborative pianist.

Anna Trubashnik,
Cantor, Temple Emanu-el, Toronto
Former member, Brussels Opera House


I was thrilled to hear the quality of music-making at the concert at St. James’ this afternoon. The Divertimento and the Vivaldi were particularly well performed and I was delighted with the way the children did so well with the Toy Symphony. It is such a treat to hear performers sounding like real chamber musicians.

I brought a carload of audience members down from Bracebridge and everyone was very excited with the entire concert. We’ll be looking forward to the rest of the series. Congratulations!

Nancy Telfer
internationally recognized composer and choral clinician


What a marvellous concert this afternoon!… The programme was quite impressive with such vitality, clarity and perfection. It was marvellous and I thank you so much for this opportunity to hear such expertise and joy that touched my heart and made it swell with gratitude.

A patron from Orillia


Thanks again for the joyful afternoon yesterday. When our kids told their Dad about the concert, all they talked about were the kids and their instruments, so you achieved an impression! Well done.

Kristine Riedel-Fiddick from Orillia


I’m congratulating you on your stupendous presentation. You and Caroline are such unbelievable assets to Orillia’s music community. Never do I recommend anyone unless they’re stellar. You hit the jackpot! Thanks for your wonderful contributions.

Paul Gockel
from Port Carling


I must tell you what a wonderful time I had watching and listening to your chamber music concert today. I was completely blown away by the amazing talent and skill of all the musicians. The children actually brought a tear to my eye when they began playing. Thanks again, I’ll be watching for more concert announcements.

Liz Taylor from Orillia


My daughter and I were thoroughly rapt with your concert at St. James’. I would like to consider sponsoring further through my business.

Stan Hunter
from Port Carling



Founders

Jeffrey Moellman, piano / organ / conductor Marie-Caroline Bourque, violin


Upcoming Guests

Evelyn Liang, piano Anna Trubashnik, mezzo soprano Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer, piano


Past Guests

Anna Antropova, viola / violin Suhashini Arulanandam, violin Michael Barth, trumpet Tim Beattie, guitar Alejandro Céspedes, percussion Pamela Cioroch, piano / composer Tim Francom, percussion Albert Greer, conductor / tenor Christine Gale Harrison, violin Christina Heppelle, soprano James Hilts, clarinet David Jones, piano Valerie Kuinka, viola Susan Kutertan, flute Janelle Laarakker, soprano Albina Molodozhan, violin Leonid Nediak, piano Sharon Prater, ’cello Mateusz Swoboda, ’cello Valerie Selander Voisey, violin Nancy Telfer, composer / piano Aleksa Toskov, violin / viola Anna Trubashnik, mezzo soprano Peter Voisey, oboe Mary-Jo Wilson, accompanist Alyssa Wright, ’cello Keiko Yoden-Kuepfer, piano


Upcoming Events

April 2: 3rd-annual “Music in the Museum” @ OMAH with CMO Youth Choirs and instrumentalists April 30: Spring Concert - CMO Youth Choirs


Past Concerts

2015-2016 Season - COMING SOON 2014-2015 Season - COMING SOON 2013-2014 Season - COMING SOON 2012-2013 Season 2011-2012 Season
About Past Performances
CMO Youth Choirs CMO Chamber Choir

Musician Profile

Albina Molodozhan

Born in Moscow, Russia, ALBINA MOLODOZHAN began violin lessons with Alexander Shirinsky at the age of six, and studied at the music school for children associated with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. By age ten, she was soloist for a Moldavian broadcast.

In 2004, Albina graduated from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music with a Master’s degree in violin performance, chamber and orchestral music, and pedagogy, having studied with Vladimir Rabei, formerly of the Borodin Quartet, student of and assistant to Abram Yampolsky. In July 2001, Albina participated in master classes with Prof. Dr. Helmut Zehetmair and Prof. Vladimir Ivanov in Germany at the International Summer Academy for Young Artists, Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf. In Toronto, she took master classes with Jacques Israelievitch and Mark Skazinetsky, and in 2009, completed the Suzuki Teacher Development (ECC).

Ms. Molodozhan has performed numerous concerts throughout Russia, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and Canada, with the piano trio, Continuum. As a soloist, she has been heard in many prestigious international music halls, including the Moscow International Performance Arts Center, Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Laeiszhalle Musikhalle in Hamburg. Albina received an award at the Russian National Festival “Festos” for talented students as best chamber music performer. In 2004, she recorded a CD as soloist with Gnesin Russian Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra (Moscow) in the Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor and Concerto for Violin in A minor.

In 2005, Albina Molodozhan immigrated to Canada where she became a founding member of the Koffler Chamber Orchestra (Jacques Israelievitch, music director) as principal second violinist. She has taught violin at the Koffler Centre of the Arts and the Fieldstone Day School. Albina has performed with the Gould String Quartet, and currently plays with Sinfonia Toronto (Nurhan Arman, music director), with whom she recorded a CD featuring John Burge’s “Flanders Fields Reflections”, which won the 2009 JUNO Award for “Classical Composition of the Year”. In November 2008, Ms. Molodozhan toured in the heartland of Germany with Sinfonia Toronto, earning rave reviews.

Albina performs on a Serafino pattern violin made in Venice in 1718 by Paolo Farinato.

Albina’s other passion is singing. She sang for ten years in the children’s choir of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, participating in operas and numerous concerts throughout Russia, Germany, Italy, Japan and Estonia. With the choir, Albina sang for many distinguished people, including Pope John Paul II and Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader (recepient of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize). The Bolshoi children’s choir made several recordings on Moscow Radio Studio Five and at the Glinka State Museum. Her brother, Victor Molodozhan, also a musician, is presently Co-Principle Bass with The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.



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