Jill Kotchon

Jill Kotchon began playing the piano at age 4, and has been accompanying and teaching since the age of 14.  She has studied piano with such teachers as Peter Jancewicz and Edwin Gnandt, and received her Associate's degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.  In addition to running her own studio,  Jill has accompanied for the Pierce Fortnight Chorale, the Bow Valley Chorus, and the studios of Tara Holstein-Kearney and Anne Craig.  Jill has been noted for her "beautifully expressive style", and her "keen attention to colour and phrasing".

Palladio Music

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Steven (Slava) Klevsky was born In City of Gomel, Belarus. He started to learn music at the age of 6. He wanted to play the piano, but his hands were a little too small for piano, so he was offered to study Violin in the prestigious Music School.  The following year he started piano instructions and then at the later age learned how to play guitar. At age 14 he started the State Music College majoring in classical violin. Additionally, he played 4 years at the State College Youth orchestra.

 

At 18 Steven Klevsky immigrated to Canada and was able to continue his learning and passion at the Mount Royal College  At the same time he started his career as a music instructor, teaching piano, violin, classical and pop guitar and theory.

In 1995, he opened his own music school “Community Music Studios” which he operates presently.

Steven Klevsky is passionately involved in the music community, performing at  festivals, fundraisers, weddings, birthdays etc.,.. Steven plays many styles of music from Classical to Rock. He performs as solo performer, participates in duets, quartets and  has his own band” Millennium”. In addition, Steven is a violinist with Calgary Civic Symphony and Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra.

Manon was born in Montreal, Québec, into a family of musicians. She began playing violin at 9 years old. She began playing in orchestra at age 12 and by 13 years of age she played clarinet and saxophone as a member of Sea Cadet bands. 

Manon was the Director of Music at HMCS Quadra, a summer camp for Sea Cadets in Comox B.C. She was also one of the accompanying officers for the Tri-Forces Cadet band performing at the Youth Music Festival in Zurich in 1986. As an educator, Manon expanded the music program at Fern Hill School in Oakville, ON. 

After moving to Calgary in 1990, Manon resumed her career in Information Technology while remaining active in community music performance with the Calgary Concert Band and the Calgary Civic Symphony.

Today she is retired from IT but is an active volunteer as a Rotarian and has resumed a musical career as a performer with Palladio Music and the Calgary Civic Symphony.

Palladio Music

Palladio Music is a violin duo based in Calgary, Alberta.They provide the best sound for your event whether on ELECTRIC violins for larger venues or modern work. ACOUSTIC violins work well in churches or indoor small spaces.

​No matter the style, we offer a selection of music that fits your needs. @palladiomusic

Palladio Music

Palladio Music is a violin duo based in Calgary, Alberta.They provide the best sound for your event whether on ELECTRIC violins for larger venues or modern work. ACOUSTIC violins work well in churches or indoor small spaces.

​No matter the style, we offer a selection of music that fits your needs. @palladiomusic

Shailah Aggarson

Shailah Aggarson is a young singer and performer who has participated in several musicals with her school, most recently as Cosette in Les Miserables Jr. She studies with Kathleen as part of the Renert Solo Voice Studio, and voice lessons have become her favorite part of each week. While she loves her academics, she absolutely adores the arts, and she is so excited to be part of the Divas Opera Encore show! She is incredibly thankful to Barb and Kathleen for this wonderful opportunity, and she can’t wait to perform alongside her mentors and friends after a long hiatus from live shows.

Emma Djukic

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My name is Emma Djukic, and I have been doing voice with Kathleen for two years. I am so honoured to be singing with her and Barbara on a stage for a live audience, at last. Kathleen has helped me come so far with not only my voice but who I am as a person. I am very grateful for all the brilliant work she puts into every project, and I’m looking forward to many more concerts to come!