Hanné BeckerDoctor of Musical Arts
Stefani BedinDoctor of Musical Arts
David DerryPrivate Studio
Gerardo d’Urzo-GreensPrivate Studio
Martin JongsmaDoctor of Musical Arts
Adrian RossMaster of Music
Hanné Becker is an organist, composer and soprano with a passion for sacred music, finding herself particularly drawn to the stylus fantasticus style of organ playing, as well as the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. She recently graduated from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel, Switzerland) with a Master of Arts in Performance. She studied organ with Prof. Wolfgang Zerer (Hamburg), composition with Prof. Johannes Menke and harpsichord / basso continuo with Andrea Scherer. In September 2017 she will begin a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Organ Performance degree in the studio of Kevin Komisaruk at the University of Toronto. Hanné also enjoys teaching and has served in many liturgical roles during her musical career (as organist and choir accompanist). She has had extensive choral background, both as a soprano and as an accompanist, having accompanied choirs and soloists both in Switzerland and in Canada. Having been a finalist in the Great Canadian Hymn Competition II (2013), Hanné continued to compose music in Basel specifically focusing on Renaissance counterpoint. Her early 16th Century style organ piece “Aus tiefer Not schrey ich zu Dir” had its world premiere in the concert at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis during the Klangwelt Renaissance III project week (2016).
Stefani Bedin is a solo and collaborative performer, liturgical musician and teacher, based in her hometown of Toronto. Stefani is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto, where she recently completed the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and the Bachelor of Music degree in Music History and Theory (Honours) with a minor in historical keyboard. She studies organ under the tutelage of Dr. Kevin Komisaruk. Stefani is also an accomplished pianist and holds the A.R.C.T. diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She is the recipient of several scholarships and awards including the Royal Canadian College of Organist’s Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship (May 2019). In July 2018, she won first prize at the Biennial Osborne Organ Competition held at Canada’s Summer Institute of Church Music. Stefani has a keen interest in sacred music and is currently the Associate Organist of St. Basil’s Catholic Parish, the collegiate church of the University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College. Committed to sharing the pipe organ’s music with diverse audiences, Stefani has given several solo recitals and is also an active executive board member of the R.C.C.O. Toronto Centre. For more information visit: http://sbedinorganist.ca
David Derry is a fiction writer living in Toronto. He makes a living as a contract analyst at an employment agency. His pleasures include reading, listening to early music, and making beer.
He began studying clavichord with Kevin Komisaruk in 2017.
Solo, collaborative, and choral artist Gerardo d’Urzo-Greens is presently Director of Music at St. James Parish, Bloor West Village, having previously served as Organ Scholar at St. Clements Anglican Church, Toronto. In 2016 he obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from the University of Toronto, where he also completed studies in collaborative harpsichord, organ repertoire, pedagogy, and improvisation.
Organist and private-music instructor, Martin Jongsma was most recently accepted into the doctoral study program for organ at the University of Toronto under the direction of Kevin Komisaruk. Martin completed a Bachelor of Music degree in 2008, from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, and went on to complete a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Mcgill University’s Schulich School of Music in 2011, under the guidance and direction of John Grew. Besides master classes with the internationally acclaimed artists: Michel Bouvard, Barrie Cabena, James David Christie, Sietze de Vries, Ewald Kooiman, William Porter, and Michael Radulescu, Martin was also an active participant in the Haarlem Organ Academy as well as multiple McGill Summer Organ Academies. Martin is an associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and regularly accompanies worship services in the Hamilton-area Canadian Reformed Churches.
Adrian Ross is currently pursuing a Masters in Harpsichord Performance at the University of Toronto, where he recently completed his Bachelor of Music in History & Theory. Initially studying piano with Mia Bach, his passion for early music drew him to study harpsichord with Kevin Komisaruk and participate in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. In addition to performance, Adrian is interested in studying music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, particularly sacred music and the study of counterpoint, and recently published an article concerning an early collection of works by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621). Adrian currently plays with the Cor Unum Ensemble and previously with the University of Toronto Collegium Musicum.