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Jacob Valcheff

Position: Percussion
Email: [email protected]
Categories: 2022 Musicians

Jacob Valcheff has been seen and heard in venues all across Canada, the United States and Europe – Notably, New York City’s Carnegie Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, and Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Recently, Jacob has performed as percussionist and timpanist in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra, and in recordings with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2022, he will be performing as a percussionist and timpanist with the National Academy Orchestra.

Jacob is also an avid champion of contemporary music, and has participated in the premieres of several works by up and coming Toronto based composers. Notably, he commissioned and gave the world premiere of a new vibraphone and percussion work titled « Stillness » by Canadian composer Samuel Kerr. Jacob is currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance at the University of Toronto, under the tutelage of Aiyun Huang and Charles Settle.

Jacob Valcheff

Percussion

Jason Halliday

Position: Oboe
Email: [email protected]
Categories: 2022 Musicians

Jason Halliday is an Oboist from Markham Ontario, and currently Lives and studies in Toronto. He has just completed his third year at the University of Toronto where he is currently pursuing a Bachelor of music in performance.  Originally starting on piano, Jason chose to pick up the oboe at age 12 and has learned from oboists like Hugo Lee and Keith Atkinson. His current primary teacher is Sarah Jeffrey, Principal Oboist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

He had the joy and privilege of being a member of the Toronto Symphony Youth orchestra’s oboe section during the 2019-2020 season, has performed with the Abreu Chamber Orchestra, and he also collaborated with members of the TSO in performing Bach’s Brandenburg concertos. Jason is very excited to be a member of the National Academy Orchestra this summer!

Jason Halliday

Oboe