Thu 23 August 2018 - 2:00 pm

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Known for their “unique” and “symbiotic connectivity” while playing together, Duo Waqay has perfected their duality over the course of the past nine years. Guitarists Gabriela Iznardo and Alejandro Vega have been performing alongside one another since early adolescence and are both graduates of the University of Ottawa for Performance Guitar, one holding a Bachelor’s degree and the other a Master’s degree. While growing up playing together, they developed an inseparable bond; connected by their love for guitar and their Latin heritage, they quickly discovered their passion for Latin American and Spanish rhythms. The fusion of Alejandro’s Cuban heritage and Gabriela’s Peruvian and Argentinian background lead to the creation of a unique sound which sparks energy and creativity into the hearts of their audience. It is this very fusion of culture which created their name “[Duo] “Waqay”, a Quechuan word that means “The cry and timbre of a musical instrument”. Although they have been playing together for almost a decade, 2017 marked the debut of their professional performance career and brought some new and captivating repertoire which they are so very excited to share with their audiences.

 

Thu 16 August 2018 - 2:00 pm

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Garry ElliottGuitarist Garry Elliott received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa where he studied with Michael Strutt.  He also participated in masterclasses with David Russell and Manuel Barruecco.  As a classical guitarist, Garry frequently performs solo and in duos.  He has performed and recorded with composer, guitarist Roddy Ellias and the tango nuevo ensemble Norteño.  He is also very active on the Ottawa jazz scene.  Garry has performed in various festivals including the Montreal and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Westben Music Festival.  He has recorded for the CBC and Radio Canada on numerous occasions. Garry teaches classical and jazz guitar for Carleton University as well as privately.

 

 
 
 
 

 

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Gertrude Létourneau Flutist Gertrude Létourneau obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Music degree in Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Licentiate in Performance and Communication Skills from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London England.  She has also studied the flute with Geoffrey Gilbert in Florida.  She plays regularly with guitarist Garry Elliott. They released their a CD “Habanera” in March 2009. They have presented concerts in various venues in the Ottawa area including Almonte in Concert, the National Arts Centre, Les Concerts Duhamelois, Les Concerts Ponticello, Cleary Hall, St. Luke’s and Glebe St. James Concert Series and at La Galerie d’Art in Montebello.

 

 

 

Wed 15 August 2018 - 1:30 pm

Bio: 

Garry ElliottGuitarist Garry Elliott received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa where he studied with Michael Strutt.  He also participated in masterclasses with David Russell and Manuel Barruecco.  As a classical guitarist, Garry frequently performs solo and in duos.  He has performed and recorded with composer, guitarist Roddy Ellias and the tango nuevo ensemble Norteño.  He is also very active on the Ottawa jazz scene.  Garry has performed in various festivals including the Montreal and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Westben Music Festival.  He has recorded for the CBC and Radio Canada on numerous occasions. Garry teaches classical and jazz guitar for Carleton University as well as privately.

 

 
 
 
 

 

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Gertrude Létourneau Flutist Gertrude Létourneau obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Music degree in Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Licentiate in Performance and Communication Skills from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London England.  She has also studied the flute with Geoffrey Gilbert in Florida.  She plays regularly with guitarist Garry Elliott. They released their a CD “Habanera” in March 2009. They have presented concerts in various venues in the Ottawa area including Almonte in Concert, the National Arts Centre, Les Concerts Duhamelois, Les Concerts Ponticello, Cleary Hall, St. Luke’s and Glebe St. James Concert Series and at La Galerie d’Art in Montebello.

 

 

 

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