Photo: Chantal Bresse
Photo: Chantal Bresse
                       Photo: Jan Volkers

Mariette Stephenson Classical Guitar

Biography

 

Mariette Stephenson is a Canadian classical guitarist who has performed in numerous recitals as a soloist and chamber musician. She has premiered works by Canadian composers William Beauvais, Patrick Power, Boyd McDonald, Glenn Buhr, Ivana Quehl (Jokic), Alfred Kunz, Andrzej Tereszkowski, and Brazilian composer Jonatas Batista-Neto. Performances include recitals for the Guitar Society of Brantford, Guitar Society of Toronto and the Organix Festival. 

Chamber music collaborations include performances with soprano Brooke Dufton, Stephanie Pesant (flute), Bonchiku Hoshi (shakuhachi), Tom Fitches (organ), Katalin Puscas (soprano). Mariette is a member of Duo Calixa with flutist Kelly Williamson, which has released a CD featuring South American music (Caminos).  She is also a member of Ekleipsis Guitar Trio (with Lukas Bouda and Andrew Laughton).

Mariette Stephenson studied with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden, having received her B.Mus from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario and her ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She also earned a Masters of Music (performance) from the University of Toronto. She is the recipient of the Eli Kassner Guitar Scholarship, a University of Toronto Fellowship, and a Bernice Adams Memorial Bursary. Mariette has arrangements for guitar available exclusively at Strings By Mail and is Music Director for the Kitchener-Waterloo Guitar Orchestra.

         Photo: Jan Volkers

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