Ensemble VivantEnsemble Vivant, “Canada’s chamber music treasure” (Toronto Star), has dazzled audiences worldwide with innovative, genre-diverse programming for three decades. A pioneer among piano chamber ensembles, Ensemble Vivant garners accolades internationally. EV are Opening Day recording artists. Through EUTERPE (www.euterpemusicarts.com), Ensemble Vivant is known for fostering a love of great music among our youth. Core members: Catherine Wilson, piano/artistic director; Corey Gemmell, violin; Sybil Shanahan, cello; Norman Hathaway, viola; Jim Vivian, bass. Regular guests: Don Thompson, vibes; Guido Basso, flugelhorn; Mike Murley, sax; Brian Barlow and Juan Carlos Medrano, percussion.
“…the highest calibre…No matter the genre, there is magic in Ensemble Vivant’s music-making.” Rick Wilkins, CM
“…precisions of sonority, dynamics and rhythm that Ensemble Vivant fully deliver…[Burke’s] intricate ensemble writing is performed magnificently…a moving experience…Wilson’s playing is evocative.” The WholeNote
“…thoroughly enjoyable…” Boston Herald, USA
“…beautiful, poised performances...these musicians capture the passion and verve…Wilson’s piano gives this music unerring drive and plenty of sparkle.” Toronto Star
“To my heart, your rendition of Oblivion is the most touching I have ever heard: Bravo!” Radio Classique, Montreal

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