Yanik Gosselin completed his BMus in vocal performance at the University of Ottawa, where he studied with Sandra Graham, has been a guest soloist with the Kanata Choral Society and the Kanata Symphony Orchestra, and was invited to take part in the NAC’s YAP in 2018 and 2019. Yanik is currently working towards his MMus in Opera and Voice, studying with Dominique Labelle. In 2019, he sang the title role in Opera McGill's production of Francesca Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero and was the tenor soloist for McGill's performance of Honegger's Le Roi David.
Natalie Hoffmann established her career as a harp instructor and performer upon her move to Ottawa in September, 2018. She is devoted to her large private harp studio and is a harp and chamber coach for a number of ensembles at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. She recently joined University of Ottawa’s School of Music faculty as Professor of Harp. Co-founder and co-director of the True North Harp Retreat, Natalie provides annual intensive study for high-level harpists. Natalie frequently performs in and around Ottawa, including collaborations with the Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir and the National Arts Center Orchestra.
Under the tutelage of world-renowned harpist Judy Loman, Natalie earned a performance diploma and bachelor of music degree in harp performance at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She then pursued a master’s degree in harp under the guidance of the legendary Susann McDonald at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. After completing her graduate degree, Natalie followed her passion for teaching by earning a degree in education, with a focus on at-risk youth, from Queen’s University.
Lindsay Bryden is a freelance flutist from Ottawa, Canada. Comfortable in a wide range of genres and settings, Lindsay has a great depth of repertoire as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player. She is active in collaborating in the performance and recording of new music projects and is particularly passionate about bringing forward to audiences music which is seldom heard or which has fallen into obscurity.
Lindsay has travelled throughout the UK, North America and Europe as a soloist, performing in such outstanding venues as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Salle Bourgie in Montreal, and St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in London, UK. She has participated in numerous festivals including Music and Beyond in Ottawa, Vianden in Luxembourg, and Spitalfields in London where her performance art presentation of Knussen’s Masks was highly praised.
Lindsay studied performance in London where she earned her BMus at the Royal College of Music under Simon Channing and her MA under William Bennett at the Royal Academy of Music. She was in residence at the Flute Studio in Kent, UK with flute pedagogue Trevor Wye in 2018-19
Lindsay is a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Award as well as Canada Council Emerging Artist and Arts Abroad grants. Following her 2016 NAC Rising Star recital, nationally broadcast by CBC, she was named a CBC Young Artist of the Year and was shortlisted for the 2018 Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Career Development Award.