Artists in Residence

The following artists in residence were planned for 2020-2021, however they were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 (updated January 2021). We look forward to welcoming these outstanding artists back in the future, when it is safe to do so.

This program is sponsored by the Dean's Office and Western University's Office of the Provost.

Due to COVID-19, we now know that in-person audiences will not be possible during the 2020-2021 academic year (updated January 2021). Students will continue to rehearse and perform in person on a limited basis with rigorous health and safety protocols. We look forward to sharing select performances via recording or livestream throughout the year to continue our proud tradition of bringing music to the community. Subscribe to our monthly events email for event notifications year-round, or visit for more information.



Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Tafelmusik residency has been cancelled until further notice. Contact Joseph Lanza, Director, Early Music Studio for details.

Led by Music Director Elisa Citterio and Executive Director Carol Kehoe, Tafelmusik is an orchestra, choir, and experience that celebrates beauty through music of the past.

Founded over 40 years ago on the pillars of passion, learning, and artistic excellence, Tafelmusik continues to bring new energy to baroque music and beyond. Historically informed performances of 17th- to 19th-century instrumental and choral music (led by Chamber Choir Director Ivars Taurins) share the stage with vibrant, insightful multimedia programs, and bold new music written just for the group. Each piece is played on period instruments, underscored and illuminated by scholarship.

Through dynamic performances, international touring, award-winning recordings, and comprehensive education programs, Tafelmusik invites audiences to engage with beauty and experience the breadth of emotion music can inspire.


ensemble made in canada

Ensemble Made In Canada

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Ensemble Made In Canada residency has been cancelled until further notice. Contact Sharon Wei for details.

Ensemble Made In Canada welcomes new cellist Trey Lee during their 2021 residency. The ensemble will work with student composers to premiere new works and will also give orchestra sectionals, masterclasses and chamber music coaching. Their residency will culminate in a Fridays @ 12:30 concert livestream on March 5 with the rousing Strauss Piano Quartet.

Ensemble Made in Canada is rapidly gaining recognition as Canada's premier piano quartet. Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, the quartet was also featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine's 80 women to watch as an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians. The members of the group have been forging outstanding individual careers and bring together a shared love of chamber music and a wealth of experience having already appeared at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Orford, Verbier, Prussia Cove, Pablo Casals and Evian. At Western the ensemble will be working with students involved in chamber music, orchestra, collaborative piano, and composition.

In 2018, Ensemble Made In Canada launched the Mosaïque Project, which consists of three components: a newly commissioned suite of piano quartets by 14 Canadian composers, each inspired by a particular region of Canada, a national concert tour that was planned throughout the 2018-2020 season, and a specially designed website that will document audience-generated artwork inspired by the musical commission. 

On Friday, January 24, 2020, Ensemble Made In Canada presented a Mosaïque Project livestream concert from the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines.

Read the Western News article about Ensemble Made in Canada's Mosaïque Project national tour.