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Julianne Scott: Clarinet  
Julianne Scott

A native of Calgary, Julianne Scott is the new Principal Clarinet of the Edmonton Symphony. This follows her tenure (2007-2009) as Principal Clarinet with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Ms. Scott graduated from the University of Southern California with her Masters, where she studied with Yehuda Gilad. She attained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto in 2006 under Joaquin Valdenpenas. Julianne Scott as spent summers participating in festivals including the Sunflower Music Festival, the Aspen Festival, the Spoleto Festival, touring with the Canadian Youth Orchestra, and the Music Academy of the West. She has appeared as a soloist with Colorado Springs Philharmonic.

David Quinn: Clarinet  

Originally from Grande Prairie, David Quinn has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1989. A graduate of Arizona State University, David studied with Ernest Dalwood and Ronald Dekant. He has performed with numerous organizations including the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, St. Cecilia Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra and Mexico City Philharmonic.

Lidia Khaner: Oboe  
Lidia Khaner

Lidia Khaner has performed as Principal Oboe with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1996. She studied oboe in her native Poland at the Warsaw Academy of Music and graduated With Distinction in 1987. As a member of the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Polish Chamber Orchestra, she toured around the world playing both orchestral parts and solo concerts. During a sabbatical, she studied in Germany at the Stuttgart Hochshule für Musik with Ingo Goritzki and played with the Deutsche Kammerakademie.

Lidia played Principal Oboe with the Sinfonia Helvetica from 1992 to 1997. She has recorded works for the KOS label, the Polish radio and television network, CBC and Arktos Recordings. Lidia has performed and recorded solo concerti with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and soloed with the Edmonton Symphony and the Edmonton Chamber Orchestras.

In 2003 she released two CDs, of oboe and piano music with Janet Scott Hoyt and Mozart chamber music for oboe and strings. Her latest release Inspiration, on Edmonton's Arktos Recordings label, unites her once again with Janet Scott Hoyt in music by Poulenc, Saint-Saëns, Britten and Lai. Ms. Khaner has earned her First Dan black belt in Tae Kwan Do.

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Paul Schieman: Oboe  

Paul Schieman studied piano, organ and oboe at McGill University in Montréal, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree with distinction in 1978. His principal oboe teachers were Don Hyder, Peter Boman and Harry Sargous. In 1979 he accepted the position of Assistant Principal Oboe of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as well as Organist and Choir Master at St. Andrew's United Church in Edmonton. In 1980 he formed the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, an Edmonton based chamber orchestra devoted to performance of 17th and 18th century orchestral music, and has been its Artistic Director and Conductor since its formation. Prior to moving to Edmonton from his hometown of Montréal, Paul performed with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Le Studio de Musique Ancienne and the McGill Chamber Orchestra. He also held positions as a church organist and taught the oboe at the McGill Conservatory of Music and Vanier College. On June 6, 2001, Paul was inducted into the City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame. In October, 2002, he was one of several prominent Edmonton arts figures to be awarded a Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, acknowledging Canadians who have made a signifcant contribution to their community. Paul is married to his childhood sweetheart Janet. They have three sons, Johnathan, Christopher and Daniel.

William Harrison: Bassoon  
William Harrison

Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, William Harrison began on the bassoon at age 19, when he was accepted into the music program at McGill University, a student of Sidney Rosenberg, and graduated with Highest Distinction in 1973. His time in Montréal also saw him perform with, among others, the CBC Radio-TV Orchestra, McGill Chamber Orchestra, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Bolshoi Ballet and the Montréal Symphony.

Mr. Harrison began working on his Masters at Indiana University, moving to Boston to become a teaching assistant for Sherman Walt, principal bassoon of the Boston Symphony. William Harrison joined the ESO as principal bassoon in 1976, where he became an active member of the music community as a performer and educator. As well, he was a founding member of the Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation, which brought about the realization of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

William Harrison was recently appointed Vice President and Director of New Media Campus, a school specializing in the training of students in 3-D Animation, Visual Effects, Game Design and Multimedia. He has also appeared as a soloist and chamber player in performances which have been broadcast on CBC, and was guest Principal Bassoon with the L’Orequestra Philharmonica de la Cuidad de Mexico.

Edith Stacey: Bassoon  

Edith Stacey began her musical pursuits in Saskatoon. Well-meaning parents bought her a clarinet, but after the family moved to Halifax, Edith stumbled upon the bassoon and has never recovered her senses. Formal studies began at Dalhousie University in Halifax and after transferring to the University of Toronto, Edith completed the requirements for a Bachelor of Music in Performance. Before finishing her degree, she secured a position with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. She has performed extensively as an orchestral musician, chamber player and soloist in Southwestern Ontario and Western New York. Edith first appeared with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for the 1989-90 season as a sabbatical replacement. She was asked to return for two more sabbaticals and was delighted to become a permanent member of the ESO in 1996.

Elizabeth Koch: Flute  
Elizabeth Koch

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Elizabeth Koch has been Principal Flute with the ESO since 1987. She studied at the New School of Music in Philadelphia, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Blossom Festival School (summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra). Her teachers include David Cramer (Assistant Principal Flute, Philadelphia Orchestra), Jeffrey Khaner (Principal Flute, Philadelphia Orchestra) and Adeline Tomasone (Principal Flute, Philadelphia Opera). In the summer of 1987, Elizabeth was the only American flutist to play in the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orkester under Leonard Bernstein.

Since arriving in Edmonton, Elizabeth Koch has been in demand as a soloist with the ESO, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, ECHO and the Arden Ensemble. Elizabeth was a founding member of the woodwind trio Take 3 which was heard regularly on CBC Radio from 1992-1998. She is on faculty at King's University College and maintains a private studio. She is married to ESO violinist Murray Vaasjo. They have one son - and a number of cats.

Shelley Younge: Flute  
Shelley Younge

Shelley Younge has held the position of Assistant Principal Flute of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1978, and has been a featured soloist on many occasions. Other orchestral duties have included the Banff Festival Orchestra, Banff Opera, Banff Ballet Orchestra, the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Pro Coro Canada and the Edmonton Chamber Players Orchestra. She has been featured soloist with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Saskatoon Symphony and the Edmonton Symphony.

A frequent performer of chamber music on CBC radio and television, Shelley has appeared in recital with such notable performers as Celtic harpist Mary O'Hara, and the late Lois Marshall. She is very active as a chamber musician with harpist Nora Bumanis, pianist Sylvia Shadick Taylor, and can be heard on CD with the St. Crispin's Chamber Ensemble.

Ms Younge's long teaching career has produced many professional flutists around the world. She has taught for many years at MusiCamrose and the Banff International Music School, and is presently teaching at the University of Alberta, where she was recently the recipient of the Francis Winspear Visiting Professor position.

Shelley received her Bachelor of Music from the renowned Indiana University School of Music, and has studied or attended masterclasses with Julius Baker (New York Philharmonic), Walfred Kujala (Chicago Symphony), Jim Walker, William Bennett, James Galway and the late Jean-Pierre Rampal.

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