Season Recital 5


Due to ongoing concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and in response to the guidance issued on March 12, 2020 by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health advising postponement or cancellation of gatherings with more than 250 persons, the concert by Kathleen de Caen and Janet Scott Hoyt on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at Muttart Hall has been postponed.

The Edmonton Recital Society greatly regrets the necessity of postponing this concert; we do so in recognition of the need to preserve the health and well-being of our patrons.

We are in the process of rescheduling this recital and will update our audience and ticket purchasers in the coming days through our website, newsletter, and social media channels.

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Kathleen de Caen Cello | Janet Scott Hoyt Piano

Prochazka Tribute Recital

Kathleen de Caen Cello | Janet Scott Hoyt Piano

Kathleen de Caen received her B.Mus. from the University of Alberta where she studied with Tanya Prochazka, followed by a Master’s degree from McGill University under the guidance of Matt Haimovitz. She has been invited on multiple occasions to perform for the ESO Education Concerts and was the featured young artist of their 2012 Symphony Under the Sky series. Chamber music performances have taken Kathleen across North America, including a Carnegie Hall concert with the Uccello ensemble. Kathleen was acting principal cello of Symphony Nova Scotia [Halifax] for the 2017/2018 season and has since joined the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra as a section cellist. She is also a founding member of Trio De Moda.

Kathleen says of Tanya Prochazka, “I have been lucky to have many fantastic teachers; however, Tanya is the person that showed me the path to become a cellist. She taught me how to work hard, to be musical, and to never give up. She pushed me further than I thought I could manage, and she always knew exactly how much and how far to go for each of her students. She was dedicated to every student she worked with, and inspired everyone who met her.”

Janet Scott Hoyt is an Alberta-born pianist with a wealth of experience on the concert stage and in the teaching studio. Active as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist, performances have taken her across North America and Europe, including three decades with The Banff Centre, where she performed each summer with many of the world’s finest musicians. Janet Scott Hoyt joined the piano faculty at the University of Alberta in 1998 and retired in 2014.


Claude Debussy  (1862−1918)
Sonate (1915)

Robert Schumann  (1810-1856)
Fantasiestücke Opus 73

Robert Rival  (b. 1975)
Sunshine Variations (Premiere performance)
−ERS commission in memory of Tanya Prochazka

David Popper  (1843−1913)
Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 69

César Franck  (1822−1890)
Sonata in A major (1886)