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Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh,

Viola

Canadá
Toronto, Ontario, Canadá

Experience

POSITIONS HELD

Founder & Violinist – Amarok Ensemble – Toronto, CAN, 2014-present
Performer & Orchestra Manager – Against the Grain Theatre – Toronto, CAN, 2018-present
Sole Proprietor – Cadenza Strings – Ottawa & Toronto, CAN, 2004-present
Orchestra Member (viola section) – Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony – Kitchener, CAN, 2018-present

CHAMBER MUSIC FEATURES

Against the Grain Theatre Kopernikus – Banff, CAN, 2017
Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival “Generation Next” Showcase – Ottawa, CAN, 2016
St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar International Showcase – Stanford, CA, U.S.A., 2015
Art of Time Ensemble Sgt. Pepper – Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity – Banff, CAN, 2014
Canadian Music Competition National Finals; Chamber Music Category – Montreal, CAN, 2009

FESTIVALS

Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity Opera in the 21st Century – Banff, CAN, 2017-2018
Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival – Ottawa, CAN, 2016
St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar – Stanford, CA, U.S.A., 2015
Domaine Forget Chamber Music Academy – Ste. Irenée, CAN, 2014-2015
Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity Master Class Residency – Banff, CAN, 2014
Schlern International Music Festival – Schlern, Italy, 2011
Tiberius International Chamber Music Festival – Targu-Mures, Romania, 2007
Orford Arts Centre Music Festival – Orford, CAN, 2005-2006

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Pocket Concerts – Toronto, CAD, 2017-present – Violinist, violist
Amarok Ensemble – Toronto, CAN, 2014-present – Founding member, violinist
Cadenza String Duo – Ottawa, CAN, 2004-present – Founding member, violinist
Trio Exergue – Montreal, CAN, 2012-2013 – Founding member, violinist
Alaya String Quartet – Montreal, CAN, 2007-2009 – Founding member, second violinist
Orchestre de la Francophonie String Quartet – Montreal, CAN, 2008 – Violinist
Cadenza String Quartet – Ottawa, CAN, 2004-2007 – Founding member, second violinist
Junior Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra – Ottawa, Canada, 2005-2006 – Violinist
Canterbury High School String Quartet – Ottawa, CAN, 2002-2004 – Violinist

ORCHESTRAS

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony – Kitchener, CAN, 2018-present – Section viola
Regina Symphony Orchestra – Regina, CAN, 2017-2018
Interim principal second violin
Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra – Hamilton, CAN, 2014-present – Violin extra
Ottawa Symphony Orchestra – Ottawa, CAN, 2006-2013 – Section violin
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy – Toronto, CAN, 2015 – Section violin
Royal Conservatory Orchestra – Toronto, CAN, 2013-2017
Principal second violin; Assistant concertmaster; Assistant principal second violin
Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra – Sherbrooke, CAN, 2011-2014 – Violin extra
New Generation Chamber Orchestra – Montreal, CAN, 2011-2014
Concertmaster; Principal second violin; Assistant concertmaster; Assistant principal second violin
Orchestre de la Francophonie – Montreal, CAN, 2007-2013
Principal second violin
Britten-Pears Orchestra – Aldeburgh, UK, 2010-2011 – Section violin
Orchestre Bavière-Québec – Montreal, CAN & Munich, Germany, 2008
Principal second violin
The Orchestra Now – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2015-2016
Concertmaster; Assistant concertmaster; Principal second violin
Glenn Gould School New Music Ensemble – Toronto, CAN, 2013-2014
Principal second violin
University of Montreal Orchestra – Montreal, CAN, 2007-2010
Concertmaster; Assistant concertmaster

Education

Bard College – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, U.S.A.
MMus Master of Music in Curatorial, Critical & Performance Studies (2015-2016)
Full Tuition Scholarship & Living Stipend; inaugural member of The Orchestra Now

The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music – Toronto, ON, CAN
ADP Artist Diploma Program, studio of Erika Raum (2015)
Full Tuition Scholarship, including Stephen & Jenifer McDonald, A. Victor Madge Memorial, Thomas Logan Violin, Desser, & Stephen Staryk Violin scholarships

University of Montreal – Montreal, QC, CAN
DESS Artist Diploma / Diplôme d’études supérieures specialises, studio of Laurence Kayaleh (2013)
BMus Bachelor of Music; Violin Performance, studio of Vladimir Landsman (2010)

University of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON, CAN
BMus Bachelor of Music; Violin Performance, studio of David Stewart (2006-2007)
Applied Music Minor; Violin Performance, studio of Paule Préfontaine (2005-2006)

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