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MaisonMuziek presents: Lucas Clarkes // Nansee, Dan, and Spencer

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An evening of classical music in the lovely Meikle home.

Doors at 7:00pm
Music at 7:30pm


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Nansee Hughes

Lyric coloratura, Nansee Hughes is originally from Camrose, Alberta. She has performed the roles of Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Opera NUOVA (2016), Atalanta in Handel's Serse and the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel with the University of Alberta Opera Workshop, the young lover in Mercury Opera’s production of Il Tabarro, as well as, opera scenes with the Vocal Arts Studio of Alberta. In 2015, Ms. Hughes was a participant in the Independent Studies program through the Centre for Operatic Studies in Italy (COSI). In 2014, Nansee was selected as a participant in the Music Conference Alberta’s Ben Heppner Masterclass. She has also participated in masterclasses and coachings with the Canadian Opera Company’s Albert Krywolt, Mannheim Opera’s Robin Phillips, Dr. Deen Larsen of the Franz-Schubert-Institut, and lyric coloratura soprano, Tracy Dahl. Ms. Hughes was the soprano soloist in performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Schola Cantorum Women’s Choir at Alberta College and performances of Messiah with McDougal United Church and Grande Prairie Regional College. Ms. Hughes adjudicated the voice, music theatre, and speech portion of the 2015 Athabasca & District Music Festival. In 2007, Nansee was a participant in the Canadian Summer School in Germany German Immersion program through Augustana Campus – University of Alberta. Nansee also participated in the Opera NUOVA 3-Day Intensive program in 2003. In 2016, Nansee was the recipient of an Opera NUOVA scholarship to attend Opera NUOVA’s 6-week Opera & Music Theatre Intensive. In 2015, Nansee was the recipient of a Winspear Fund scholarship as well as a scholarship to attend the Centre for Operatic Studies in Italy (COSI). Nansee was the recipient of the 2012 Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Scholarship for voice and the 2011 Diane Thorssen Award from MacEwan University Alberta College Conservatory, a scholarship winner of the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival and received the Beryl Barnes Memorial Graduate Award while attending the University of Alberta. Nansee received her Bachelor of Music from Augustana Campus – University of Alberta and her Master of Music Degree from the University of Alberta. She is currently studying with Lary Benson and Shannon Hiebert.

Dan Rowley

Daniel Rowley (tenor) is originally from Edmonton, Alberta. He has performed the roles of Canio (Pop Goes the Opera’s 2017 Edmonton Fringe Festival production of Pagliacci), Rodolfo (Opera Nuova’s 2016 production of Puccini’s La Boheme, Don Jose (Opera Nuova’s 2014 production of Bizet’s Carmen), Pirelli (Two One Way Tickets to Broadway’s 2009 production of Sweeney Todd), and understudied Luigi (Mercury Opera’s 2009 production of Il Tabarro). Dan has performed in many productions with Edmonton Opera including Second Nazarene (Salome), Priest/First Villager (Fidelio), and Parpignol (La Boheme).

In September, 2017 Mr. Rowley has performed opera excerpts with Calgary Concert Opera Company (Edgardo from Lucia di Lammermoor), George (The Pearl Fishers), Nadir (Au fond du temple saint), and Alfredo (La Traviata), and with Mysterious Barricades cross Canada Concert fundraiser, founded by Elizabeth Turnbull. In 2016/2017, Dan collaborated on an Alberta tour of “A Deadly Opera”. Mr. Rowley has also participated in masterclasses, most recently with clinician, John Tessier. Dan has been awarded scholarships in 2013, 2014, and 2016 from the Irving Guttman Foundation working in Opera Nuova’s summer opera intensives. Mr. Rowley is currently studying with John Tessier and Shannon Hiebert.

Spencer Kryzanowski

Spencer Kryzanowski is an active pianist, collaborative artist, and administrative arts professional with Choir Alberta. He completed a Bachelor of Music in piano performance (‘15 Distinction) from the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose.

In 2014, Spencer performed the Alberta premiere of Rodney Sharman’s The Garden, an intricate work for speaking pianist. His video performance and paper titled “Queering the Kiss: Rodney Sharman’s The Garden” are published in the COPLAC journal Metamorphosis.Additionally, in 2015, Spencer performed the world premiere of Ring Around the Rosie by Red Deer-based Métis composer Nicholas Howells.

From May until July 2017, Spencer trained in Opera NUOVA's Summer Collaborative Piano Intensive, where he was assigned repetiteur for Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" in addition to performing in numerous, diverse recital concerts. Spencer maintains a busy collaborative schedule in the Edmonton choral community with the Accord Ensemble (under the direction of Sara Brooks) and at the University of Alberta, where he regularly collaborates with students in the voice faculty and the flute studio of Shelley Younge. In his spare time, Spencer can be found practicing yoga, exploring the Canadian Rockies, and mixing up a craft cocktail.





Lucas Clarkes

Lucas Clarkes is a guitarist, currently studying at King's University with Michel Forestier. He has been playing classical guitar for 13 years. He has won numerous scholarships throughout the course of his academic career, and plans to obtain his masters degree in the future.

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