Violin : Cello : Guitar : Piano : Voice : Sax : Recorder

The Lydian Trio

Andrea Hudson

Andrea was raised in a very musical family starting with singing, piano and violin at a young age. She played in many ensembles throughout her public education years including touring to the U.S. west coast several times. She continued on to receive her Bachelor of .Music and Master of Music degrees with a specialty in Violin Pedagogy at Brigham Young University. She has performed in several string ensembles including the Graduate String Quartet, the Roanoke Symphony and the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra and has toured throughout Canada and the U.S., Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has managed and instructed in her own music studio in Calgary for the past 18 years along with doing clinician work at various workshops and summer string institutes.

Christine Williams

At the tender age of five, Christine’s mother asked her to choose any instrument she liked to take music lessons. Christine picked the harp. But a harp would not fit in their car, so Christine had to choose again. She chose the double bass – another instrument too large for their family vehicle…

Thankfully, Christine’s third choice was a keeper – the cello!

Christine received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Victoria where she studied with Pam Highbough of the “LaFayette String Quartet”. She has also studied with John Kadz through the Mount Royal Academy Program for Gifted Youth and has performed throughout the world with the “Calgary Fiddlers” and the “Calgary Youth Orchestra”. She also performed at the 1988 Winter Olympics with artists such as k.d. lang and David Foster.

Now settled in Calgary, Christine performs locally at events such as the “Gas and Oil EXPO North America” and the “Global Petroleum Show”. In addition to her performances, she traveled to the United States to study cello pedagogy with several internationally renowned teachers and performers. These experiences, along with her education and her years of instruction, have been integral to the development of her own unique pedagogy, where she uses a variety of techniques to engage and develop each student individually.

Donna M. Turk

Donna lives and teaches in Calgary, Alberta. As a young violinist she was an active part of the classical world, participating in the Academy of Music at Mount Royal College, Calgary Youth Orchestra. and the world renowned Calgary Fiddlers. After high school she attended the University of Western Ontario studying performance in violin. Donna has been teaching both fiddling and classical violin for 17 years. Since returning to Calgary in 1996, she has been the Artistic Director of the Bow Valley Fiddlers, which is the educational program of the Calgary Fiddlers Association. The group has expanded from 10 to 97 members under her direction. Donna’s love of teaching and working with both children and adults is recognized nationally. She has taught workshops and adjudicated music festivals throughout Canada.