Canada’s Rising Stars

  March 3, 2018, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm  | Saturday

Program Fee: $25 / youth $12.50

Program Fee Member: $21.25

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The Rising Stars concert is back! A fantastic and inspiring evening featuring the next generation of Canada’s truly outstanding young classical musicians - in collaboration with internationally acclaimed pianist and Canmore resident Susanne Ruberg-Gordon. You will be wowed, moved and blown away!

The Canada's Rising Stars Concert will feature Jacques Forestier, Joan Herget and Angela Ryu.

JACQUES FORESTIER, 13, began studying the violin at the age of two at Alberta College Conservatory of Music in Edmonton.  Making his orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Jacques has gone on to perform as guest soloist with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra and the Edmonton Philharmonic Orchestra.  As second place winner of the American Protégé International Competition, Jacques was invited to perform at the winner’s recital in New York’s Carnegie Hall in March 2015, and this past June, Jacques won first place at the Canadian Music Competition in Gatineau, Québec. He will be performing at the Menuhin competition in Geneva this April, as the only Canadian to make it to this prestigious event.

JOAN HERGET, 16,  has competed in the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competition for the last five years. She has placed in the top three every year, including first in 2015 . In 2017, Joan placed first in the Young Artist Competition, winning her two performances with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony. Joan also had the great opportunity to perform with the Civic symphony as one of the winners of the C3 Concerto Competition in 2017. Joan placed first in the Frank Simpson Concerto Competition and will perform as a soloist with the Calgary Youth Orchestra in March of 2018. 

ANGELA RYU, 18, has participated and won several provincial and national competitions. She is the 2015 Grand award winner of the FCMF National Music Festival and first prize winner of the 2015 Canadian Music Competition. Angela is a two-time winner of the Calgary C3 Concerto Competition and a 2nd prize winner of the Frank Simpson Concerto Competition (2015). Angela has performed as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Civic Symphony, and Calgary Youth Orchestra. 


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 contemporary classical music. Susanne has been on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory since 1991 where she is the coordinator of Collaborative Pianists. She has also been a Collaborative Artist for the acclaimed Morningside Music Bridge program in Canada, China and Poland since 2001.