As the founding cellist of the critically acclaimed Afiara Quartet, Adrian Fung is a winner of the Concert Artist Guild International Competition in New York, the Young Canadian Musicians Award, top prizes at the Munich ARD and Banff International
Internationally acclaimed for her interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has brought to life such powerful women as Senta, Chrysothemis, Sieglinde, the Marschallin, the Kaiserin, Tosca, Elisabett
2017 Playwrights Lab
Adrienne Wong is an Ottawa-based theatre artist interested in asking audiences to make connections with the environments and people who surround them by “re-seeing” the familiar and re-imagining the everyday.
The Afiara Quartet is a dynamic and award-winning ensemble, described as "a revelation" (La Presse) with performances balancing "intensity and commitment" and "frequent moments of tenderness" (Montreal Gazette).
Aisslinn Nosky was appointed Concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society in 2011 and Principal Guest Conductor of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra in 2016.
The ever-evolving Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2002.
Alastair Kay is widely recognized as one of Canada's finest trombonists.
Canadian conductor, trombonist, and composer, Alain Trudel has been a formidable force in the Canadian music scene for nearly 30 years.
Alan Pierson has been praised as "a dynamic conductor and musical visionary" by the New York Times, "a young conductor of monstrous skill" by Newsday, "gifted and electrifying" by the Boston Globe, and "one of the most e
Guest Speaker & Mentor
Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki, Quebec) is one of Canada’s most distinguished and prolific documentary filmmakers. For over four decades, she has directed more than 40 award-winning documentaries that chronicle the lives of First Nations people.
BISQC Competition Jury
Scottish cellist Alasdair Tait performed with the Belcea Quartet until 2006 at most of the world’s most prestigious venues and was ‘Resident Quartet’ for five years at London’s Wigmore Hall.
2015 Film Jury
Aldo Audisio (ITA) is the director of the Museo Nazionale della Montagna in Turin, Italy, and the coordinator of the International Alliance for Mountain Film.