Hailed by the New York Times as “intensely dynamic” with “stunning technique and volitality,” violinist Geoff Nuttall co-founded the St. Lawrence String Quartet in 1989.
BISQC Competition Jury
Hailed by the New York Times as “intensely dynamic” with “stunning technique and volitality,” violinist Geoff Nuttall began playing the violin at the age of eight after moving to London, Ontario from College Station, Texas.
Geoff has been a long-time fixture in the Alberta and Canadian climbing scenes. He was editor of the Canadian Alpine Journal from 1993 - 2007, and has written extensively about adventure for much of his life in the outdoors. Geoff has been publi
Why? That's what I love finding out...love asking those questions. Curious questions, hard questions, digging and puzzling through people's stories, trying to understand what we're all about.
George Lewis, Professor of American Music at Columbia University, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
Opera 2017 Participant
Georgia Burashko, mezzo soprano, is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Laura Tucker. Most recently she was heard as Tirinto in Handel's Imeneo, UofT Opera.
BISQC Competition Jury
Gérard Caussé was born in Toulouse. He is one of the world’s leading chamber musicians and concert soloists and has helped considerably to establish the viola as an independent solo instrument.
Ghita Makowska Rasmussen
Ghita started doing critic and cultural journalism for magazines and the daily Danish newspapers Nyhedsavisen and Politiken.
2017 Film Competition Jury
With his diplomas in Political Science and ski instruction tucked away in his back pocket, Giles Chappaz of Chamonix, France turned to journalism. After participating in the founding of Montagnes Magazine and Vertical , he took
Viola (New Zealand)
BISQC Competition 2019 Jury
New Zealand violist Gillian Ansell made her concerto debut with the Auckland Philharmonia at 16.
Banff Playwrights Lab 2019 Participant
Gillian Clark is the artistic co-director of Keep Good (Theatre) Company and is a theatre creator residing in Montreal, Quebec with a large part of her heart in Nova Scotia.
Gillian Easson is the Director of Creative Dundee, an organization she co-founded in 2013 to support creative talent to base, grow, and sustain their practice in and around Dundee (Scotland) by connecting and amplifying the city’s creativity.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is located on the lands of Treaty 7 territory. We acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut’ina Nations who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.