I'm Brie Hurlbert and I guess you could say I'm 39 the archetypal Kootenay Kid. I was raised in Edgewood and New Denver. I started studying the violin locally when I was six then at the Vernon Music School.
When we moved to New Denver I continued studying with Wendy Herbison in Nelson. After finishing high school I embarked on teaching violin and fiddle and
have my own teaching studio in Castlegar.
I love both Classical and Fiddle/Celtic music. I currently play in The Symphony of the Kootenays as well as coaching at music camps, playing with other groups including but not restricted to Celtic, pop and blue grass music.
I spent time on Canada's east coast and worked with Buddy McMaster at the Gaelic School of Celtic Arts in Cape Breton. I love the energy and vibrancy of fiddle music and playing it for the enjoyment and participation of others.
A performer, teacher, adjudicator and composer, Carolyn Cameron began her musical studies with Dorothy Overholt (violin) and Joan Halmo (piano) in Saskatoon. She has been a member of the Saskatoon Symphony, Regina Symphony, Symphony of the Kootenays and National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
She currently performs with La Cafamore Chamber group of which she is a founding member and manager.
When not playing with La Cafamore, Carolyn does fundraising concerts for local charities of the
Greater Trail area. Carolyn lives in Rossland.
An international cello artist, Johanne Perron presently pursues a career as chamber musician, solo performer and educator. As soloist she has played with orchestras including the Montreal, Mexico and Lisbon Symphonies.
Johanne has presented recitals in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and United States as well as in Europe and has collaborated as chamber musician on the American stage with members of
the Philadelphia piano quartet and Classic Chamber concerts of Naples Florida and also appeared at the Luzerne NY chamber music festival.
As a Canada Council grant recipient, she obtained a Master’s degree at Yale and thereafter studied with Leonard Rose at the Julliard School of Music in New York. Critics of the Musical America magazine have described her as “an artist of extraordinary musical dimension, compelling intensity and deep inner serenity.”
Violist/violinist Leslie Mahr has a B.Mus. degree in violin performance from UBC and a M.Mus. degree in viola performance from U of A. As a student she was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra at the Banff Centre.
Her professional credits include being a member of the Richmond (VA) Symphony, touring Europe with the American Sinfonietta and Principal Viola of the Prince George Symphony. Ms. Mahr has also been Principal Viola of the Opera Lyra (Ottawa) and the Opera Nuova in Edmonton.
She has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia, the Calgary Philharmonic and the Edmonton
Symphony. In 2013 she founded the Taylor String Quartet which performed in the Edmonton
area. Since moving to Trail last year Leslie Mahr performs with a local piano trio and teaches both violin and viola.
Karli featuring Jason Thomas
Karli Harrison and local musician Jason Thomas, will be performing a mix of new and old covers as well as some original material.
Get ready for a fantastic night of music and live entertainment!