Category Archives: Biographies

Dan Tremblay (Trumpet)

Dan Tremblay holds a Master of Music degree in Performance from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Université de Montréal. He has been Principal trumpet with the Orchestre de la Francophonie Canadienne, the National Academy Orchestra … Continue reading

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Kim Gudlauski (Trombone)

Kim Gudlauski graduated from Queen’s with a Bachelor of Music in Trombone Performance, performing in the Queen’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet and Trombone Quartet.  She plays with BrassWerks and the Quinte Symphony in Belleville.  She has also played … Continue reading

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Janet MacRae (Trumpet)

Janet MacRae is a busy musician in Kingston, playing with various groups in many styles. In addition to playing with Brasswerks, she can be seen playing with the dance band Soul Survivors, The Big Fat Horn Band, Georgette Fry, and … Continue reading

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Sylvain Gagnon (Trombone)

Sylvain Gagnon began on the Alto Horn at age 10, learned the Euphonium at age 13, the trombone a year later, the bass at 16 and joined the 62nd Field Artillery Regimental Band at age 17. He is now Music … Continue reading

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Cory van Allen (French Horn)

Cory van Allen has been learning to play the horn for 49 years, with help from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, from Queen’s University, and from the constructive (sometimes devastatingly constructive) feedback of many of the musicians with … Continue reading

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Alex Voros (Bass Trombone)

Alex Voros holds degrees from York and Fac.Ed U of T.  His  performing experience is extensive, including classical ,commercial and recordings spanning over 40 years. He has conducted Bass Trombone clinics and workshops at  both the secondary and post secondary … Continue reading

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Dave Barton (Percussion)

Dave Barton is a jazz guitarist, percussionist, teacher, arranger and composer, working in jazz, pop and film music. He has performed with many of Canada’s great jazz players in concerts and on recordings. He has been a featured performer at … Continue reading

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Kent Smith (Trombone)

Kent Smith, B.Mus, B.Ed.,taught for 17 years in the Prairie provinces before returning to Kingston in 1996. He performs with a number of professional and volunteer groups, and has kept his hand in teaching music by participating in the Limestone … Continue reading

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Cathy Redsell (French Horn)

Cathy Redsell is a freelance musician whose repertoire includes pieces in the classical, folk and popular genres. Kingston has been Cathy’s home for over 20 years and she has performed locally with many groups, driven by her love of music. … Continue reading

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Karine Desforges (French Horn)

Karine Desforges has played French Horn since she was 12 years old. She performed with the Youth Symphony in Montreal for 6 years, and was a musician in the reserve band for 2 years. Karine’s military life brought her to … Continue reading

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