Singing in the Living Room
Singing in the Living Room features music without a singer! This program curated by our featured soloist presents music from the Baroque period that will leave you singing or humming for days after the concert. One piece has been arranged for violin and harpsichord instead of voice and piano.
Featured Soloist: Christina Hutten Harpsichord
Organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has presented recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including
performances in concert series hosted by the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the Hooglandsekerk in Leiden, Early Music Vancouver, the Universities of British Columbia and Calgary, and others. She performs regularly with Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra. Christina is also an enthusiastic teacher. She coaches and helps to coordinate the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions
including the Victoria Baroque Summer Program, Brandon University, theUniversity of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she pursued organ studies in Europe with Francesco Cera, François Espinasse, and Bernard Winsemius. Christina obtained a master’s degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Kimberly Marshall and an Advanced Certificate in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Charlotte Nediger. She is now a doctoral candidate in musicology at UBC.
Majka Demcak Baroque Vioin
As a classically trained violinist with a strong traditional folk background from her Slovak heritage, Majka Demcak
performs music from the Baroque and Classical eras with zest and an improvisational freedom, compelled by a search for enchantment and magic in all the music that she plays. Majka Demcak started her baroque violin studies at UBC with teacher Chloe Meyers and went on to receive a master’s degree in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School. In New York, Majka founded ensemble Quartet Salonnieres, performed in Alice Tully Hall, recorded concerts for Gotham Early Music Scene and performed with The Little OPERA Theatre of New York. She is proudly a member/muse of the Alberta-based Mount Parnassus Foundation where she has recently recorded a Handel project. Majka is excited to be back in Canada and making music for her home community in Vancouver with ensemble Gallo Chamber Players.
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