Tuesday, September 30, 2008
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Calgary's newly formed Odyssey Ensemble (2008) features Lucie Jones on flute and Ami Longhi on piano. The duo brings a wealth of experience and artistry, and along with a variety of guest musicians, strives to reflect musicians' creative journey. Ami and Lucie have collaborated since 2006, and share an energetic passion for aesthetic quality in chamber music.
Lucie Jones, flute
A former member of Symphony Nova Scotia, Lucie Jones is currently co-principal flute with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and an extra player with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral work, Lucie also performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician.
As a winner of the University of Calgary Concerto Competition in 2005/2006, Lucie had the opportunity to perform as soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. More recently, Lucie is a winner of the 2008 National Flute Association Performer's Competition. Lucie has also been a featured performer with Calgary's Kensington Sinfonia, and a soloist with the Canadian University College Orchestra.
Ms. Jones has taught at the University of Calgary, Rocky Mountain College, and in the fall of 2007, joined the faculty at Mount Royal College Conservatory. In addition Lucie works as a clinician for bands and orchestras in Southern Alberta.
A member of Symphony Nova Scotia from 1986-1989, Ms. Jones has performed solo recitals and chamber concerts, including CBC recordings throughout Canada.
Lucie received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Toronto (1983) and a Master of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Calgary (2007). During her 15-year hiatus from music, Lucie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and worked as a Software Developer.
Ami Longhi, piano
Ami Longhi completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 1996 at the University of Calgary, where she studied with Marilyn Engle and Charles Foreman. Since the early 90's, she has taught piano and music theory privately, performed and recorded chamber music, toured internationally as an accompanist with several vocal quartets and choirs, and accompanied student and professional vocalists and instrumentalists. Currently, Ms Longhi teaches piano at Rocky Mountain College and is on faculty at Mount Royal College Conservatory as an academy accompanist.
This performance, arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the United States.