Canada’s Rising Stars 2020 ~ Classical
artsPlace Online Concert

  April 6, 2020 — May 31, 2020  | Release: Monday, April 6 at 7 pm - check back for the live link!

Virtual Concert - Click Here to Watch 


Join acclaimed Canmore pianist Susanne Ruberg-Gordon as she returns, virtually, with another edition of her Rising Stars showcase, introducing the Bow Valley to some of Canada’s best young classical talent: violinists Anna Stube and Solana Frebold! Prepare to be moved, wowed, and blown away.


Salut d’Amour - Edward Elgar

Largo from Sonata no.3 - J.S. Bach

Allegro Moderato, Adagio from Violin Concerto no.1 - Max Bruch

Allegro con brio from Sonata for Piano and Violin No.7 in C minor - Ludwig van Beethoven

Allemande and Courante from Partita no.2. - J.S. Bach

Caprice d’Apres l’Etude en Forme de Valse de Saint-Saëns - Ysaÿe

Anna Stube, violin
Solana Frebold, violin
Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano


Susanne Ruberg-Gordon

Quoted by the Chronicle Herald as “a superb musician”, Swedish-born pianist Susanne Ruberg-Gordon’s is a highly regarded chamber-musician and collaborative pianist. She has performed with artists such as Andres Cardenes, Andras Diaz, Ron Leonard, Dame Evelyn Glennie, James Campbell, Desmond Hoebig, Ian Swensen, Alain Trudel, Jens Lindemann, Ning Feng, Arnold Choi and Nikki Chooi. Susanne is the pianist and core member of the Juno nominated Land’s End Ensemble in Calgary, an ensemble that is dedicated to excellence in performance and recording of Canadian and International new music, and to enriching collaborations with eminent composers and artists.

As a passionate educator, Susanne has been on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory since 1991 where she teaches chamber music and is the Artistic Facilitator of Collaborative Pianists. Her piano students have pursued University degrees and careers in music and her chamber music coaching have seen her students win Regional and Provincial level music competitions as well as being recommended to the National level competition for CMC.

Since 2001, she has been a Collaborative Artist for the prestigious and acclaimed Morningside Music Bridge program in Canada, China, Poland and the US.

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Anna Stube, violin

Music has been a part of 14-year-old Anna`s life for as long as she can remember.

Anna began playing the violin at the age of five, around the same time that her family moved to Canada from Latvia. She took violin lessons with Maria Meadlow from 2011 and since 2014 she has been studying violin with professor William Van der Sloot at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary, where she recently joined the Advanced Performance Program as well. As part of the program, she has played for internationally acclaimed guest artists including  Pinchas Zukerman, Ian Swensen, Gerardo Ribeiro, James Ehnes, Gwen Hoebig, and many more.

Anna was one of the winners of the Grand Prize in the Canadian Music Competition 2018 and 2019, which resulted in a performance with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in June 2019.

She has participated in programs such as the “Young Artist Program” in Ottawa, “Orford Music Academy”, and “Morningside Music Bridge (MMB)” for 3 years at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, Poland, and the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she was a finalist of the concerto competition there. Anna has also performed as a soloist with “Calgary Civic Symphony” and the “Conservatory Sinfonia”.

Recently, in November Anna was the 1st prize winner in Category B of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal.

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Solana Frebold, violin

Solana Frebold began her violin studies at age three in her hometown, Banff, Alberta.

She began studying with Joan Barrett in 2013, and in 2019 received an artist diploma through the Advanced Performance Program at Mount Royal University. She has worked with many distinguished teachers and guest artists including William Van Der Sloot, Andres Cardènas, Gerardo Ribeiro, Simone James, Yehonatan Berick, Gwen Hoebig, Ian Swensan, Joel Krosnick, James Ehnes, Christian Tetzlaff, and members of the Dover and Pacifica Quartet, among others.

Solana has had great success in local, provincial, and national competitions including first place at the Alberta Music Festival. In 2019, she was awarded first prize in the Frank Simpson Concerto Competition, and performed Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Calgary Youth Orchestra. She has been a regular finalist in the Canadian Music Competition, placing second in 2019.

She has been featured in concerts through the Advanced Performance Program, Banff Centre, Calgary’s Stars of the Festival, and Canada’s Rising Stars in Canmore, Alberta. Recent Summer programs include Rosamund String Academy, Valhalla Summer String Academy, NAC Young Artists Program, and Meadowmount School of Music. An accomplished chamber musician, Solana participated in the Székely/Rolston Young Artists Program during the Banff International String Quartet Competition. Solana regularly performed in a piano trio that placed first at the Alberta Music Festival, and Canadian Music Competition. Solana was a member of the Calgary Youth Orchestra where she had the opportunity to act as concertmaster in numerous concerts. In the summer of 2018, she went on tour with the orchestra to Hungary, Austria, and Poland.

Solana is currently a freshman at Mcgill University, pursuing her undergrad under the direction of Axel Strauss. 

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Committed to bringing local music into the lives of all Bow Valley residents, artsPlace is pleased to launch a series of online concerts for you to keep connected to our creative community from home.

Each week we will be releasing two new concerts on Monday and Thursday, recorded live from the artsPlace stage and featuring your favourite local musicians. Watch these amazing FREE local concerts here on our website or on our social media platforms and SHARE the joy! Check us out on or after April 2 to watch this special artsPlace presented online concert. 


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