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Featuring six pieces created by our Emerging Composer Workshop participants, written for the Rolston String Quartet


Admission by Donation (suggested $20)


Composers Rolf Wallin (Norway) and Dorothy Chang (Canada) invite you to an evening of musical discovery as Soundstreams presents the “Emerging Composers Showcase,” February 1st, at Théâtre de l’Alliance Francaise.

Under Wallin and Chang’s mentorship, ECW’s six talented young composers (Top: Yigou Li, Tze Yeung Ho, James Lowrie, Bottom: Harriet Steinke, Haotain Yu, Angela Slater), have collaborated with them, to prepare their pieces for string quartet, for performance at Friday’s concert.

This year, the ensemble performing these six world premieres will be none other than, the award-winning Rolston String Quartet. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!

Join us at 7:30 p.m. for a pre-show chat with our composers!

ECW Background:

Soundstreams’ Emerging Composer Workshop (ECW) is an annual, 10-day intensive mentorship program that supports talented young composers in launching their careers. Six talented young composers have converged on Toronto for this unique mentorship opportunity. The ECW workshop hosts both an international and Canadian composer mentors, as well as a professional resident ensemble who collaborate with the young composer on a work. This year’s mentors are Norway’s Rolf Wallin and Canada’s Dorothy Chang, this year’s resident ensemble is CBC Music’s 30-under-30 winners the Rolston String Quartet.

This year’s Emerging Composer Workshop Participants are:

Yigou Li

Tze Yeung Ho

James Lowrie

Harriet Steinke

Haotain Yu

Angela Slater

Discover More about them on our blog.

Soundstreams’ Emerging Composer Workshop Showcase is presented in honour of Jim Doherty, and his timeless dedication to investing in young talent.


Admission by Donation (suggested $20)