Peaks + Prairies
Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello
Founded in the summer of 2021, Peaks + Prairies Ensemble is an Alberta-based artist collective standing at the forefront of post-pandemic arts recovery in Western Canada. Audiences and performers alike have sorely missed the powerful connection unique to live performance throughout the turbulent past year, prompting the Ensemble’s challenging initiative of restoring the beauty of the classical concert and reviving the spirit of music in an arts-deprived community.
The Ensemble has performed several acclaimed concerts thus far for the ProArts Society and Asylum for Art, with several upcoming engagements in the Calgary and the Bow Valley regions. A diverse programme of masterpieces written for the piano quartet genre, which includes established repertoire paired with unjustly forgotten compositions and more modern avant-garde works is brought to life through the outstanding artistry of accomplished Ensemble musicians Lev Nesterov (violin), Anna Stube (viola), Ine-Wilme Coetzee (cello), and Christine Sul (piano).