Artistic Director - Elizabeth Ganiatsos
Elizabeth has been Music Director/Artistic Director of Thunder Bay’s Consortium Aurora Borealis, which she co-founded, since 1979. She holds an Honour B.A. in Music History from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts from Harvard University, where she also completed Ph.D. coursework in Musicology.
She has performed in early music groups, chamber ensembles, and orchestras in Toronto, Boston, New Haven, Kitchener, Sudbury, and Thunder Bay. As a Sessional Lecturer in Music History at Lakehead University from 1976 to 1988, Elizabeth specialized in the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. She studied with Winnipeg’s virtuoso harpsichordist Eric Lussier, with whom she has given several duo performances – most recently performing two J.S. Bach double harpsichord concerti.
She is particularly interested in discovering and delving into lesser-known repertoire from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods and in researching and assembling historically-themed programmes.
Board of Directors
Fr. Francisco Blazek
Dr. Jaro Kotalik