Guest Artists

Links to (many!) more Guest Artist Performances


Miniatures: La belle aventure meets Stockhausen

Thursday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Jean-Guy Boisvert, clarinet and Philippe Prud’homme, piano. Boisvert commissioned Canadian composers to write dynamic pedagogical works that unite contemporary composers with young clarinetists from beginner onwards. The recital features the work of Bertrand, Gilbert, Andronikou, Palej, and Lemay, and finally Tierkreis, a choreographed work by Stockhausen.

*Visit supported by the Undergraduate Gift Fund.


Parsons & Poole: Sara Davis Buechner, piano

Friday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.
Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College
$40/$15 adults/students and seniors in advance ($45/$20 cash only at the door)

Parsons & Poole Legacy Concert featuring internationally renowned pianist Sara Davis Buechner. Parsons & Poole Masterclass with Sara Davis Buechner: October 6 at 11:00 a.m., Paul Davenport Theatre (free admission)

Purchase advance tickets online or by phone: 519-672-8800 via The Grand Theatre box office.
Visit the event webpage for complete information.


Jeremy Huw Williams and Paula Fan

Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Welsh baritone Jeremy Huw Williams, and Paula Fan, piano, present works by Andersson, Kern, Hoddinott, Metcalf and MacDonald including three Canadian premieres.

Visit the Student Composers webpage for details of October 17 concert featuring works by Don Wright Faculty of Music composition students.

*Visit supported by Western University’s Office of the Provost


Adrianne Pieczonka

Friday, October 19, 12:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

As part of the Fridays @ 12:30 concert series, Western welcomes alumna and world-renowned soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and her collaborator Steven Philcox, piano, for a wonderful kick off to Homecoming and Music Building Grand Opening weekend!

Visit the Homecoming webpage for information about other events featuring Adrianne Pieczonka.

*Visit supported by the Undergraduate Gift Fund.


Michael Ouzounian

CONCERT CANCELLED: Saturday, November 3

Viola ensemble and guest artist concert is cancelled, however masterclass with Michael Ouzounian will go ahead as planned. Learn more


Jayme Stone

Tuesday, November 6, 12:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

Jayme Stone – Banjo, vocals
Moira Smiley – Accordion, vocals
Sumaia Jackson – Fiddle, vocals
Joe Phillips* – Bass, vocals
*Western University faculty

Jayme Stone’s JUNO nominated Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. Evolving out of Jayme Stone’s “Lomax Project,” this gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. With spellbinding singing, virtuosic playing and captivating storytelling, their concerts and educational programs are moving, inventive and participatory experiences. Think Sea Island spirituals, Creole calypsos and stomp-down Appalachian dance tunes.

To learn more about Western's JUNO Award connections visit: www.alumni.westernu.ca/news/westerns-juno-connections.html

*Visit supported by the Undergraduate Gift Fund.


Yael Weiss

Saturday, January 26, 7:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

American pianist Yael Weiss performs as part of a global commissioning project, titled 32 Bright Clouds. 32 short piano works from composers in 32 countries, concentrating primarily on countries of conflict around the world. The pieces are connected to Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas and unified by a single motif from the Missa Solemnis. Yael is this year's guest judge for the the annual Fred Pattison Piano Competition.

*Visit supported by the Undergraduate Gift Fund.


Stephan Moccio

Friday, March 15, 12:30 p.m.
von Kuster Hall, Music Building

In celebration of JUNO Week in London, welcome Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated artist and Western alumnus Stephan Moccio, pianist, composer, as he performs his own music in a solo piano performance as part of the Fridays @ 12:30 concert series.

*Visit supported by the Undergraduate Gift Fund.