About the Gallo Chamber Players
Gallo Chamber Players is an early music ensemble based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The ensemble consists of a collective of historically informed performers from Canada. The members play on Baroque instruments and perform works from the 16th to 18th centuries.
About Majka Demcak – Baroque Violin
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. Majka Demcak started her baroque violin studies at UBC, was a recipient of the Vancouver Early Music Scholarship studying with teacher Chole Meyers, and went on to receive a master’s degree in Historical Performance at The Juilliard School. She co-founded the New York-based classical string quartet, Quartet Salonnieres, performed on stages in New York City, Paris and across New Zealand. She is proudly a member/muse of the Alberta-based Mount Parnassus Foundation. Back in Vacouver, Majka is excited to be making music for her home community with ensemble Gallo Chamber Players!
About Emily Burton – Baroque Cello
Emily Burton is originally from Vernon and received her Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Victoria, studying with Pamela Highbaugh-Aloni. She has performed with the Okanagan Symphony, Kamloops Symphony, and Victoria Symphony. She enjoys playing chamber music, and plays the baroque cello in the Gallo Chamber Players. Emily also attended UBC to study pharmacy, and now she works as a pharmacist and continues to play cello as much as she can.
About Jiten Beairsto – Baroque Violin
Jiten Beairsto, a Vancouver native, has performed with a variety of ensembles across B.C. and Canada, both as a modern and baroque violinist. These include the Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Kamloops Symphonies, as well as the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Victoria Baroque. He completed his Master of Music with David Gillham at UBC, his Bachelor of Music with Sharon Stanis at the University of Victoria, and studied baroque violin with Chloe Meyers as part of the Early Music Vancouver Scholarship Programme. In 2018, he co-founded the Gallo Chamber Players, a local group of baroque instrumentalists who perform chamber music from the 16th to 18th centuries. Since 2020, he has been working towards a Master of Counselling Psychology degree at Adler University and plans to pursue a career as a therapist alongside his performing career.
About Connor Page – Harpsichord
Connor Page is a harpsichordist and pianist based in Surrey, BC. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia, where he first began to explore his love for historical keyboard technique and the study and performance of early music. Alongside his varied musical activities in and around Vancouver, Connor is a graduate student in English literature at UBC.
KnoxVan Events Presents
Gallo Chamber Players
A Live Performance at 5600 Balaclava Street
Saturday, June 4 2022
2:00PM – Concert Start
Performer’s Talkback Afterwards
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