Rena Far

Rena Far is a gifted violinist and won the 2018 Rose Bowl at the Festival and The President’s Award in Student Leadership from the University of Calgary in the same year. She was the orchestra Concertmaster for UCalgary’s 50th-anniversary concert and had three solo performances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Rena uses her talent to help others which she joined the Neurorehabilitation Summer Concert Series and performed for patients recovering from strokes and brain injuries. Rena holds a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and is now a Neurosurgery Resident at the University of Calgary.

Vincent Ho
Sonata for Violin and Piano

Rena Far YouTube

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Released on: 2015- 09 -01

Violinist: Rena Far

Pianist: Karen Neary

Composer: Vincent Ho

Composed in 2009

Arlen Hlusko

“CPAF helped me learn many important lessons that still affect me today.”- Arlen Hlusko.

Arlen Hlusko won the Rose Bowl in 2008 and is now an internationally acclaimed cellist who is a laureate of numerous competitions, including a Grammy award. She was a featured performer with the well-known Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra and many more, and featured on CBC’s “30 under 30” in 2021. Hlusko has performed across North America, Asia and Europe. As a teacher, she has served on the faculty of Curtis Summerfest, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra Teaching Artists, and given masterclasses in the USA, Canada, France, and Germany.

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Ordway Amongst the Birds
Arlen Hlusko

Ordway Amongst the Birds YouTube

Movement 6 from Scott Ordway’s “19 Movements for Unaccompanied Cello” played outside in conversation with the birds in early spring.

Released on: 2020- 04 -23

Cellist: Arlen Hlusko

Composer: Arlen Hlusko

Arnold Choi

“But the ensemble’s strongest quality is its energy, particularly that of its cellist, Arnold Choi, whose rich tone and muscular style are the group’s backbone.” – New York Times

Arnold Choi is the Principal Cellist of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and the 2001 Rosebowl recipient. Choi has performed as a soloist with many orchestras such as Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra and Calgary Civic Symphony throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is the prize-winner of numerous international Cello Competitions. If you are a concertgoer in Calgary, Arnold must be a familiar face to you.

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Brahms Double with Cohen + Choi

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra YouTube

Brahms Double Concerto

Recorded March 16, 2019 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall

Released on: 2019-10-17

Cellist: Arnold Choi

Violinist: Diana Cohen

Orchestra: Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Composer: Johannes Brahms

Lana Henchell

Lana Henchell was the recipient of the Rosebowl award in 1994. She is a pianist who has received top prizes in competitions, including the Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competitions, Shean Piano Competition and the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Piano Competition.

​Lana made her orchestral début with the Calgary Civic Symphony at the age of 13 and has since performed numerous orchestras, including the McGill Symphony, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, and the Orquestra Classia do Centro in Portugal. Lana teaches privately at the University of Calgary and is also an avid adjudicator and juror for many competitions across Canada.

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Liszt – Totentanz (Dance of Death)
for Piano and Orchestra- performed by Lana Henchell

Lana Henchell, Calgary Civic Symphony YouTube

Liszt- Totentanz for Piano and Orchesstra

Released on: 2021-11-11

Pianist: Lana Henchell

Orchestra: Calgary Civic Symphony

Composer: Franz Liszt

Michael Hope

L”The best part is just singing and playing music for the simple joy of making people happy.” -Michael Hope

Michael Hope is the Assistant Principal Bassoonist of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and has been a member for nearly 40 years. Most people know him as a bassoonist, but he is also a remarkable vocalist, which he has recently taken the stage centre for the sold-out show Best of Broadway as a singer. Hope won the Rose Bowl in 1984 as a vocalist and is one of Calgary’s most respected artists within the musical community.

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‘Pie Jesu’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem-
performed by Michael Hope and Michelle Todd

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra YouTube

‘Pie Jesu’ from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem, with a special virtual introduction by performers Michael Hope and Michelle Todd

Released on: 2020-04-22

Singers: Michael Hope, Michelle Todd

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Susan Hoeppner

Susan Hoeppner was the Rose Bowl recipient in 1981. She is an international flutist, JUNO nominee, and a graduate of the Juilliard School. Regarded as a “born soloist,” she has performed across North America, South America, Europe, Japan and China. Susan is a member of faculty at the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School, The Taylor Academy for young gifted artists and the University of Toronto. She is also a co-founder of the online CanAmerican Flute Symposium and Competition and runs her online Insightful Performer Masterclass Series throughout the year. Susan also teaches classes and performs every summer at Le Domaine Forget in Québec, Canada and Campus Internazionale Della Musica d’Arte (CIMA) in Italy.

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Suite of Dances: Melancholy Waltz

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Suite of Dances: Melancholy Waltz (arr. for flute and piano) · Susan Hoeppner

Canadian Flute Masterpieces

℗ 2016 Centrediscs

Released on: 2016-11-11

Artist: Susan Hoeppner

Artist: Lydia Wong

Composer: Anonymous

Composer: Larysa Kuzmenko

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