Canada's Rising Stars

Young Artists - Classical

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Sat. Apr. 15

7:30 p.m.

$25 / members $21.25

The beloved Rising Stars concert is back for another year! Join us for an 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!

Meet the Musicians

Sacha Jorba-Wu

Born in Calgary, AB, Sacha Jorba-Wu is a 10 year old violinist who’s been creating music for half his life. As a toddler he knew in his heart he was a violinist, and started lessons at age 5. He made his solo debut at the age of 6 when he performed for over an hour at Olympic Plaza.

He is currently a Violinist at the Mount Royal University Conservatory in Calgary where he plays first violin with the Sinfonia Orchestra, is a member of a chamber group Trio-Magico, and works on his Solo repertoire.

Sacha has been a member of 4 orchestras, including the Elgar Orchestra (2023) where he performed alongside Concertmasters Andrew Wan (Montreal) & Jonathan Crow (Toronto) in the Bella Hall.

In July 2022, Sacha was the Grand Prize winner of his age category for all instruments at the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) in Quebec City. He then performed a solo (Mendelssohn’s violin concerto) with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra at the Gala Concert on July 4, where he received a huge standing ovation. Sacha was the youngest soloist ever to perform at the CMC Gala in their 64 year history!

Sacha began participating in music competitions in 2021. In 2021 and 2022, he placed #1 in several competitions, and received the Gold Seal with Distinction in multiple violin competitions throughout the province. He then was awarded FIRST PLACE for VIOLIN SOLO in the AMFA finals for both 2021 and 2022.

Sacha was invited to perform a solo with the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra in Quebec on Dec 4, 2022, where he received an extended standing ovation from the packed-house audience of 1500 people.

Sacha is very grateful for the generous loan of a ¾ violin with bow by Roger Dubois and Canimex Inc. He invites you to come and get inspired to reach for the stars!

Sabina Sandvoss

Cellist Sabina Sandvoss was born into a musical family and received a cello on her fourth birthday. Since then she has enjoyed a musical life attending countless concerts and receiving many diverse artistic influences.

Sabina studied in the Advanced Performance Program at Mount Royal Conservatory where she had the privilege to perform in masterclasses with cellists such as Laurence Lesser, Gustav Rivinius, Alan Harris, Melissa Kraut, Estelle Choi, Tanja Tetzlaff, Colin Carr, and Johannes Moser.

Sabina has successfully participated in numerous competitions including winning the Rotary C3 Concerto Competition and first prize in the Frank Simpson Concerto Competition. This granted the opportunity to perform both the Dvorak Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations in the spring of 2022. Additionally, she has advanced to the Provincial and National levels in both the Calgary Performing Arts Festival and the Canadian Music Competition on numerous occasions.

Sabina received her early tutelage from her mother, cellist, Beth Root Sandvoss and performs on a cello handcrafted by her father, Christopher Tilman Sandvoss. Currently, Sabina is embarking on her second year of a Bachelor of Music degree (Honours) at the renowned Glenn Gould School and has the privilege to study with world-class artist teachers Hans Jørgen Jensen and Andrés Díaz. She has been awarded The Ihnatowycz Emerging Artists Full Scholarship.

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