Ensemble

The Yarilo Music Ensemble is comprised of the piano duo of Jane Hayes and Anna Levy and guests. Formed nearly a decade ago, its mandate is to lead Vancouver’s musical community towards new shores with the performing and commissioning of cutting- edge repertory for 2 pianos, often with the addition of other instruments. The ensemble concertizes regularly in Metro Vancouver and abroad. Over the past decade, the ensemble has collaborated with the CBC and has been a successful participant in the Canadian Music Centre’s New Music in New Places venture. In addition to performing established traditional (Bartok, Bernstein and Rachmaninoff) and Canadian 2-piano music (Michael C. Baker, Alexina Louie), the Yarilo Music Ensemble has commissioned works by Canadian composers (Jocelyn Morlock, Roussi Tarmakov, Colin MacDonald, and Michael Conway Baker).

Artists
Repertoire

Canadian Compositions Claude Champagne: “Danse Villageoise” Michael Conway Baker: “Capriccio” for two pianos, “Phantom of the Dance,” for piano, organ and percussion (commission by the Yarilo Ensemble) John Burke: … Read more

Awards

2005 – Canadian Music Centre’s “New Music in New Places” 2006 – Canadian Music Centre’s “New Music in New Places” 2007 – $1000, BC Arts Council; $500.00 Burnaby Arts … Read more

Commissioned Works

2005 – Roussi Tarmakov: “Candlelight, Red Wine and Hot Chili Peppers for two pianos and percussion. Premiered December 2, 2005, recorded by the CBC. 2007 – Jocelyn Morlock: “Half-Light … Read more

Mandate and History

Searching for the new musical trends of our times at home and abroad. Discovering the masterpieces new and forgotten. Connecting them to their antecedents and presenting them to our public. The Yarilo Music … Read more