Season Recital 1

Kathleen de Caen Cello | Janet Scott Hoyt Piano

Prochazka Memorial Recital

Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 2 PM

Muttart HallAlberta College Campus | MacEwan University
10050 MacDonald Drive NW Edmonton, AB [directions]

Adult: $35
Senior: $25 [60+]
Student: $10

Tickets at TIX on the Square
Tickets also available at the door

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.”

Alberta-born pianist Janet Scott Hoyt is a performer and pedagogue with a wealth of experience on the concert stage and in the teaching studio. Known for her sensitive musicality and collaborative skills, Ms. Scott Hoyt enjoyed a 33-year association with The Banff Centre for the Arts where each summer she shared the stage with internationally renowned artists. She has performed across Canada, in the United States and in Europe.

A professor at the University of Alberta from 1998-2014, she won the prestigious Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching — a university-wide award which acknowledges outstanding commitment to undergrad teaching.

Ms. Scott Hoyt is in great demand as an adjudicator, coach and workshop clinician.

Robert Rival


Robert Rival was the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Resident Composer from 2011-2014. Critics have described his work, written in a contemporary extended tonal style and inspired by the Canadian wilderness, literature, and classical and romantic musical forms, as “stirring and dramatic”, “spectacular”, “clever and evocative”, “well crafted”, “immediately appealing”, “melodic and accessible”, “memorable” and “sophisticated.”

His music for orchestra, chamber ensemble and voice has been performed and broadcast widely at home and abroad, including at Carnegie Hall, by leading orchestras, musicians, ensembles and choirs.

Based in Ottawa, Rival holds a doctorate in composition from the University of Toronto.
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Claude Debussy  (1862−1918)
Sonate (1915)

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

David Popper  (1843−1913)
Hungarian Rhapsody Op. 68


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

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