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

“His ability to mix confident strength with delicate gentleness to convey these dreamy pieces begs the question of how one so young could have the intuition required to achieve this difficult balance.” - (www.theartsscene.ca)

Leonid Nediak

LEONID NEDIAK was the Grand Prize winner of the 2013 and 2014 Canadian Music Competition (CMC) receiving, both times, the highest mark (99%) ever given in this competition. His recent performance of Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 in CMC was commented as an incredible performance, and in 2013 his performance of Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 brought the CMC adjudicators to tears and has resulted in numerous performance invitations.

Leonid is also a top prize winner of numerous other competitions including the 2014 OMFA, CCC, Toronto Sinfonietta Concerto Competition and International Young Gifted Musicians Festival which resulted invitation to perform in the Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall in New York.

Leonid made his debut with the Montreal Symphony in February 2014 under the baton of Kent Nagano. He has also performed with the Toronto Sinfonietta Orchestra under Matthew Jaskiewicz, Kindred Spirits Orchestra under Kristian Alexander, and the Québec Symphony Orchestra under Gilles Auger. Future engagements include performances of Beethoven’s Concerto no. 3 with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra in November 2015 and Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra in May 2016.

Leonid has performed across Canada, in CMC galas in Sherbrooke and Québec City, OSM Virée classique in Montreal, Niagara Music Festival, Arts and Letters Club in Toronto, CMC fundraising concerts in Oakville, and also in an opening of a concert for the Cecilia String Quartet at Brockville Arts Center, among others. Leonid has collaborated with renowned cellist Coenraad Bloemendal and has performed with him in numerous venues. Leonid has appeared on local and national TV, in newspapers and journals, including CBC national news and “Profile” in Kingston.

Born in 2003, Leonid began his piano studies at age 4 with Debbie Beckman and later with Maria Rost. Since 2012 he has been studying under Dr. Michael Berkovsky.

Leonid also loves composing music and has won a Gold Medal in the international 2014 Hal Leonard Carol Klose Composition Competition, together with his brother Alexander Nediak. He has been studying harmony and composition under Dr. John Burge.

In addition to music, Leonid also enjoys computer science, math and sports. In the Canadian Computing Competition 2014, Leonid scored perfect and received a Gold Medal. In the Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair 2014, Leonid received a bronze medal along with Alexander Nediak. In the 2013 Canadian Math Kangaroo Contest, as a 4th grader, Leonid was ranked among the top ten in Canada in the grade 7 level. Leonid also participates in organized sports and was one of the top ten performers in the provincial fencing tournaments in U15 (15 years and under, sabre class).

August 2014



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