past seasons

In more than two decades of touring, Prairie Debut has featured over 142 artists and touched diverse communities across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon.

2007-08 | Sophie Bouffard and David L. McIntyre

2007-08 | Sophie Bouffard and David L. McIntyre

Whether in recital or opera, soprano Sophie Bouffard is recognized for her great expressivity, her rich and vibrant voice, and her ability to captivate audiences. Pianist David L. McIntyre is well known throughout North America as a composer and collaborator with singers and instrumentalists.

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2007-08 | Winston Choi

2007-08 | Winston Choi

Laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France’s 2002 Concours International de Piano 20e siècle d’Orléans, Canadian pianist Winston Choi is an inquisitive performer whose fresh approach to standard repertory, and masterful understanding, performance and commitment to works by living composers, make him one of today’s most dynamic young concert artists.

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2006-07 | Montreal Guitar Trio

2006-07 | Montreal Guitar Trio

Described by the CBC as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada”, the MG3 has quickly established itself as a force of rejuvenation and cross-pollenization between various musical forms. Marrying passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humour, guitarists charm the ears and captured the hearts of their ever-expanding audiences.

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2006-07 | Gryphon Trio with Barry Shiffman

2006-07 | Gryphon Trio with Barry Shiffman

Prairie Debut is pleased to announce that for this 10th Anniversary Celebration Tour, the Gryphon Trio is joined by PD’s alumnus Barry Shiffman, former member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet who will be taking the position of Director of Music Programs for The Banff Centre.

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2006-07 | Denise Djokic and David Jalbert

2006-07 | Denise Djokic and David Jalbert

One of the most captivating young artists of her generation, cellist Denise Djokic has thrilled audiences and critics worldwide with the passion, vigour, and sensitivity of her playing. Pianist David Jalbert is one of the most firebrand talents of the new generation. With his personal style, incomparable stage presence and refined ear, he has convinced audiences and critics everywhere.

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2005-06 | Guy Few & Stephanie Mara

2005-06 | Guy Few & Stephanie Mara

Guy Few is a virtuoso. As a powerful pianist and astonishing trumpeter, he delights his audiences with his intensity and charm. Canadian pianist, Stephanie Mara, is a collaborative pianist and coach and has performed in recital and gala presentations with many vocalists and instrumentalists in numerous festival and series performances.

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2005-06 | Susanne Yi-Jia Hou & Daniel Spiegel

2005-06 | Susanne Yi-Jia Hou & Daniel Spiegel

Returning from Tokyo where she performed Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor with one of Japan’s most prestigious symphonies, violinist Susanne Hou is becoming a prominent performer on the international concert stage. Daniel Spiegel has won numerous competitions and awards and is completing his Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the Juilliard School.

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apply to tour with prairie debut

Each year, we invite emerging and established Canadian musicians to showcase and tour with Prairie Debut. World-genre and classical musicians who consider music to be their professional career are invited to apply to be part of our 2020-21 season.

Applications open in January 2019.

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Po Yeh, Executive Director
403.862.2954

Box 15106, Aspen Woods RPO
Calgary, AB   T3H 0N8