Linda Pearse, Artistic Director
Canadian Linda Pearse is recognized as a bass trombonist and as a specialist in the exquisite musical repertoire of early seventeenth-century Italy. Pearse is Assistant Professor of Brass at Mount Allison University (New Brunswick) and lectures as a guest for early trombones at Indiana University Bloomington. Pearse maintains an active performance career with her brass ensemble Atlantic Brass, and appears regularly as a soloist. Following studies at McGill University, a career in Europe included regular performances with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker, the Stuttgart Opera House, the Basel Symphony, La Cetra, piano possibile, and the Stuttgart Musical Theater. Pearse is the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Early Music Summer Baroque Workshop and is the artistic director of the award-winning ensemble ¡Sacabuche! Recent performances include a twelve-concert tour to Beijing China with the inter-disciplinary program “Matteo Ricci: His Map and Music” (Dec 2010), a tour to Hong Kong and Macau China (June 2013), and tours to Victoria, Nanaimo, and Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, New York, San Francisco, Bloomington (IN), Madison (WI), Kansas City, and Houston. Pearse has taught Baroque trombone at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute Summer Workshop (2014). Her most recent project, "Venetia 1500" is inspired by the Barbari Aerial Woodcut of Venice from 1500, and creates a conversation between new music, early music, texts, and images, that finds resonances with Maritime cultures in decline. Her critical edition of Seventeenth-Century Italian Motets with Trombone has been published with A-R Editions (April 2014).
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Shawn Bostick, Festival Administrator
2014 Music New Brunswick Educator of the Year Nominee Shawn Bostick is a performer, recording artist, educator and arts manager living in Eastern Canada. He holds music degrees from Mount Allison University and St. Francis Xavier University. Shawn established the Atlantic Waves Imprint label during his tenure as Atlantic Regional Director of the Canadian Music Centre. The label’s second release Between the Shore and the Ships won two 2013 East Coast Music Awards. Shawn is a board member for ECMA and Music New Brunswick. In the fall of 2014 Shawn recorded Dave Thomson's latest album Canadian on Citadel House Records. Shawn’s work as an Arts Manager and Agent engages artists including Dave Thomson, Live Bait Theatre, Sackville Festival of Early Music, and Chris Hadfield. In July 2015, Shawn with Live Bait Theatre Produced "Reader Be Thou Also Ready".
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