BLAZE: Jane Siberry, François Salque, Megumi Masaki, and BMIR Artists | SOLD OUT

Abigail Lapell (guitar/vocals) and Émilie Lebel (vocals) performing at a 2023 Banff Musicians In Residence concert

Abigail Lapell (left: guitar/vocals), Émilie Lebel (right: vocals), Banff Musicians In Residence 2023 Open Concert. Photo by Rita Taylor. 


Be enthralled by Canadian icon, singer-songwriter Jane Siberry, the profound and phenomenal artistry of French cellist François Salque with pianist Megumi Masaki, and extraordinary participants from the Banff Musicians in Residence program.
Exquisite folk-pop music created by Jane Siberry, brilliant music by Fauré, Kristian Schott, Zoltán Kodály, and new musical sensations will blaze across cultural and temporal musical landscapes.

Jane Siberry

Recognized as a true Canadian icon, singer-songwriter Jane Siberry has released over fifteen records, including her beloved signature Calling All Angels. The singer’s songs have also been covered by numerous artists, including k.d. lang with her stunning renditions of Love is Everything and the 23rd Psalm-inspired The Valley. Jane Siberry has been recognized and honored with numerous prestigious awards throughout her illustrious career, include a Grammy nomination, the Canada Council’s Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, Juno, Genie, Gemini, Canadian Folk Music and East Coast Music Awards. 
A unique blend of folk, art-rock and pop music, Siberry’s shows are where a song can become a story of its own; full of laughter, thrills and the unexpected!

François Salque

François Salque is recognised as one of the most stunning cellists of his generation. His profound musical thinking and phenomenal technique have earned him many prestigious awards: François is a prize-winner at such international competitions as Lausanne, Geneva, ARD Munich, and Tchaikovsky in Moscow. François has already performed as a soloist and in chamber music in over fifty countries with some of the world’s most renowned artists. He has played as a soloist with the Münchner Rundfunk Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Moscow chamber orchestra, the Saint-Petersburg Camerata, the Baltica Chamber Orchestra, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berner Philharmonic, as well as many French orchestras. A graduate of Yale University, François is currently teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne.

Funded through the generosity of Foundation DRG

Megumi Masaki

Megumi Masaki is a pianist, multimedia performing artist, educator and curator. She is recognized as an innovator that reimagines the piano, pianist and performance space. Her work pushes boundaries of interactivity between sound, image, text and movement in multimedia works through new technologies, including hand-gesture-motion tracking to generate and control live-electronics and live-video, AI, 3D visuals, keyboard-controlled computer game, e-textile sensors and active infra-red tracking. As a Japanese-Canadian artist, her work also explores how human rights and environmental issues can intersect and be communicated through music. Over 70 compositions have been created with/for Megumi and she has premiered 150 works worldwide. Megumi was appointed to the Order of Manitoba and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.