Meet conductor Samuel Tam!
Sam was recently Assistant Conductor on opera productions at the Royal Conservatory of Music Glenn Gould School, and the Canadian Opera Company. He is currently Guest Conductor with the Rose Orchestra Brampton, and will collaborate Talisker Players this Spring 2017. Other credits include conducting the NAC Orchestra in their Conductors Seminar, the Windsor Symphony's composition workshop, and the National Academy Orchestra. He is currently a DMA candidate at the University of Toronto, where he assists Uri Mayer and the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Tam is a graduate of McGill University, where he studied organ performance with John Grew, and conducting with Alexis Hauser.
Meet Adam Despinic! A Hamilton native, Adam is not only an award-winning violinist but can also lift roughly 1000 pounds. You can find him at the gym, in his fancy Honda Civic blasting his extensive music library ranging from Rimsky-Korsakov to Muse, or Weslodge where he knows all of the best wine pairings.
It was such a pleasure taking pictures for the beautiful Alessia! We braved the harsh cold (and some disgruntled security guards!) to take advantage of the beautiful University of Toronto & Royal Conservatory of Music campuses, and though the travel was a bit hectic, we captured some very serene moments. Alessia has such a natural sense of poise and elegance that shines in every thing she does. Everyone should come out and see Alessia's recital on April 1!
It was a pleasure to shoot for power woman Kate! She recently earned her PhD in Experimental Developmental Psychology at McMaster University and I am totally in awe. Congratulations, Kate! Click here if you want to know more!
Jesse is not only an exceptional upright bassist, but rocks out on the electric bass as well. Recently a participant in the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy, Jesse's a musician of high caliber and is definitely worth learning more about! Click here for his website.