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Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh, violin

Brenna began playing the violin at the age of ten, under the instruction of Yvrose Philippe-Auguste. She has been a member of the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra, the Canterbury High School String ensemble, the Junior Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, and the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, concertmaster of the Greely Players Orchestra, and principal second violinist of both the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and l'Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne. Brenna currently plays in l'Orchestre de l'Université de Montréal and Ensemble Euterpe. She attended Le Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy in 2004 and 2006, where she worked under the tutelage of violinists Andrew Dawes and David Stewart (concertmaster of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra), participated in masterclasses led by Andrew Dawes, David Stewart and Regis Pasquier (Paris Conservatory), and was coached in chamber music by violist Karine Rousseau and violinist Brett Molzan (Quatuor Arthur LeBlanc). Brenna has since been coached in chamber music by Paule Prefontaine and John Gomez (with the Cadenza String Quartet); Paul Marleyn, Rennie Regehr, and Stéphane Lemelin (with her former piano trio at the University of Ottawa); Stefan Metz, Sandor Devich and Jean-Eudes Vaillancourt (with the Cadenza String Duo); and Johanne Perron, Jutta Puchhammer-Sédillot and Yuli Turovsky (with the Alaya String Quartet). Brenna was a student of David Stewart at the Orford Arts Centre in 2005 and 2006, and studied with Paule Prefontaine and David Stewart at the University of Ottawa from 2005 to 2007. She is currently a student of Vladimir Landsman at l'Université de Montréal. Brenna plays on a 2002 violin by luthier Guy Harrison.

Updated:  May 22, 2008

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