Let yourself be drawn in by the fresh energy of these accomplished artists. Violist John Sellick has already been recognized as one of CBC’s hot Canadian classical musicians under 30. Cellist Alyssa Ramsey is an established figure in the Winnipeg classical music landscape, as a member of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, solo performer and prized instructor. Violinist Jessie Ramsey has participated in national and international concert performances and tours, and most recently trained in Germany.
Jessie Ramsay, violin
Jessie Ramsay’s musical journey includes a myriad of orchestral, chamber, and solo performances throughout Canada and in Europe. Music has taken her all over the world, but most recently to Berlin, where she has been studying for the last year. A highlight was participating in a chamber recording with members of the Berlin Philharmonie and Deutsches Radio Symphony in September 2020.
In 2018, Jessie premiered a solo selection for the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra which was composed for a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed violin. The following year, she won the Regina Musical Club Recital Competition.
For Jesse, collaborating with other musicians is just as exciting as solo performance. She has a passion for outreach and loves jamming and playing different genres outside of classical music, especially jazz and folk music.
John Sellick, viola
Like many classical musicians, John Sellick’s passion for performance began early. John began playing piano at age six, added violin at age eight, and switched to the viola at age 14.
John holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba studying with Daniel Scholz, and an Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School, with Steven Dann.
In 2020, John was named by CBC as one of Canada’s hot classical musicians under 30.
John’s primary focus is on orchestral and chamber music. He has played with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Canadian Opera Company.
Alyssa Ramsay, cello
Cellist Alyssa Ramsay has performed across Canada with orchestras and chamber groups, and also appears as a solo artist.
Alyssa received a Bachelor of Music with Distinction from the University of Calgary with John Kadz, and holds a Master of Music from l’Université de Montréal studying under Johanne Perron, and an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto with Andres Diaz and Desmond Hoebig.
Alyssa was the winner of the Regina Musical Club’s Recital Competition in 2016, and regularly tours with the Crimson String Quartet. She currently holds a section position with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.