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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
President

Mona Chiasson
Vice-President

Bert Rowson
Past-President

Rosanne Rambaldini
Treasurer

Catherine Breckenridge
Secretary

Dr. Jaro Kotalik
Development Officer

Patrick Horn
Director

Sarah Boland
Director

Harri Laaksonen
Director

 

Cassandra Martin
Director