Music at Noon Concert Series presents Sarah MacDonald, flute and Leanne Regehr, piano
Enjoy a flute and piano recital featuring works by Bartok, Denisov and Mower.
Flutist Sarah (Gieck) MacDonald was born and raised in Calgary, AB, where she continues to reside. A music lover from a young age, Sarah began to learn to play the flute at the age of 15 though she did not pursue a professional career until her university years. She holds a BMus in performance from the University of Calgary, MMus from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England and an Artist Diploma Degree from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She has studied with many of the worlds most sought after teachers including Lorna McGhee, William Bennett, Peter Lloyd and Dr. Bradley Garner.
As a soloist and chamber musician Sarah enjoys performing across Alberta, especially when she can bring music to small towns and rural communities. Sarah has performed at the Waterton Lakes Opera House in Waterton National Park, Canmore, Fort MacLeod, Nanton and Lethbridge. She is also active in the city of Calgary, performing recently as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Kensington Sinfonia, Luminous Voices and the Instrumental Society of Calgary. She has also performed in Edmonton with a solo recital at The King’s University, and as a concerto soloist with the University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra at the Cantando Music Festival.
Since the fall of 2009, Sarah has played with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as a regular guest musician. She has considerable experience in all positions including the piccolo chair. She has played as a full time orchestra member for several seasons as acting assistant principal flute.
Sarah has over 20 years experience teaching flute. She joined the University of Lethbridge music sessional faculty in 2008 as the flute instructor for the BMus program where she continues to teach. Sarah has taught masterclasses for the University of Lethbridge, Mount Royal Conservatory, University of Calgary, and The King’s University. Additionally, Sarah has been on the faculty of MusiCamp Alberta summer band program since 2008. She enjoys working with students of all abilities and thrives on learning to teach alongside her students as they work together.
Pianist Leanne Regehr completed her Doctor of Music in Piano Performance at Northwestern University and explored further studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Aspen Music Festival. She freelances as a soloist, vocal coach, recital partner, and adjudicator. Leanne serves on the faculties of the University of Alberta and The King's University.
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