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, active in her hometown of Toronto. Stefani completed the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music History and Theory, and was the first student to graduate with a Minor in Historical Keyboard from the University of Toronto. In June 2019, she completed the Master of Music in Organ Performance Program. Stefani also holds an ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. From October 2014-17 Stefani served as organ scholar at Bloor Street United Church, and is currently Assistant Organist at St. Basil’s Collegiate Catholic Church.
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.