ALL EARS #10: Carissa Klopoushak

16000478305_eac9c95671_bALL EARS returns with guest Carissa Klopoushak. Originally from Saskatoon, this versatile violinist maintains an active freelancing career across Canada in addition to her permanent post at the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Carissa is also co-founder of the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival in Saskatoon, which will celebrate its 7th edition at the end of this month, May 29-31. Carissa gives a preview of this year’s festival and talks about what makes Ritornello so special to her. We also discuss Carissa’s early development in Saskatoon, her Ukrainian party band Tyt I Tam, her experience on the 2009 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner’s Tour, her beautiful violin on loan from the Canada Council’s National Instrument Bank, and an exciting CD release expected later this year.

You can keep up with Carissa on her Twitter and Instagram pages, and on her personal website. And if you’re near Saskatoon, don’t miss this year’s Ritornello Festival!

Music selections on this episode include:
Janacek: Violin Sonata, I. Con moto
Vivier: Pièce pour violon et piano
Carissa Klopoushak, violin and Philip Chiu, piano