Instantly recognized by her "arrestingly beautiful tone colour" (The Strad), cellist Denise Djokic captivates audiences with her natural musical instinct and remarkable combination of strength and sensitivity. Such acclaim has earned her world-wide recognition and appearances in some of the most venerable halls, among them Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Recent highlights include performances at music festivals in Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton, and at the Concordia Chamberfest with the Jupiter Quartet in Champaign (Ill). Denise also recently performed with the Charlottesville, Victoria (Texas), Thunder Bay, Edmonton and Kingston Symphony Orchestras. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa in spring 2015. Denise’s award-winning discography includes the Chopin and Rachmaninoff sonatas with pianist David Jalbert (ATMA), the complete Britten Solo Suites for Cello (ATMA), a recording featuring works by Barber, Martinu and Britten (SONY) and Folklore (Allegro/Endeavor) which hit the Billboard Chart's top 15 Classical CDs.
A virtuoso with a warm, elegant style and a wide- ranging repertoire, pianist David Jalbert has established himself among the elite of a new generation of classical musicians; “Jalbert dazzles with skill, style and taste... with all the finesse and exuberance a listener could want” (Toronto Star). Recently named by the CBC among the 15 best Canadian pianists of all time, David performs regularly as a soloist and recitalist across North America and Europe. His solo recordings have all garnered international praise. David has several recordings of chamber music to his name, most notably with cellist Denise Djokic, the wind ensemble Pentaèdre and virtuoso bassist Joel Quarrington. A national and international prize-winner, David Jalbert has won four Opus Awards, was nominated three times at the Juno Awards, and was the 2007 Laureate of the prestigious Virginia Parker Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts.