Haley Remple & Madeline Hildebrand
Praised for her warm tone and expressive playing, Canadian flutist HALEY REMPEL has quickly established a reputation for her sophisticated interpretations as well as her unique ability to capture audiences.
In 2007, Haley graduated from Yale University with a Master of Music degree in flute performance. During her time at Yale, she had the opportunity to study under the esteemed American flutist Ransom Wilson, an experience that formed the basis for her approach to the instrument. She has also had the privilege of studying with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s principal flutist Timothy Hutchins while she was an undergraduate student at Montreal’s McGill University. In 2014, Haley becomes the first Manitoban flutist to perform solo at Carnegie Hall.
In 2011, Haley founded Aurelia Productions, a company devoted to creating new ways for audiences to experience classical music. Aurelia has now produced four separate productions, which audiences are calling “brilliant”, “unique”, “breathtaking” and “thrilling”.
Since creating her first concert production, Haley’s work in the company has attracted much attention in the music world internationally. Her captivating presentation of live classical music has been praised throughout Canada and the United States. Haley has maintained a fierce interest in preserving the human side of classical music and in the interactive, social concert atmospheres of the past.
In recognition of her work to expose the captivating sides of classical music, the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra invited Haley to give all of the season’s pre-concert talks for the 2012-2013 season. After a year of speaking to consistent sold-out audiences, Haley has been invited back for the 2013-2014 season.
Haley has been the recipient of several awards including the Gold Medal for Flute Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto, the Governor General’s Award at the Winnipeg Music Competition Festival and scholarships to attend both Yale and McGill Universities.
Haley has held teaching positions at Platt College (San Diego), the Orange County High School of the Arts (California), the University of Winnipeg and as undergraduate flute instructor at Yale University. Haley recently did her first project with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, working on the commercials for the world premiere of Wonderland in the beginning of 2011.
Madeline Hildebrand is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Doris McLellan competition for live solo performance with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra where her dynamic performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 netted the 8K first prize. She has been described as an energetic performer who conquers “challenging repertoire” with flair and “brilliant execution”. (Squamish Chief Press)
Madeline was recently awarded a Master of Music from the University of British Columbia where she studied under the tutelage of distinguished Canadian pianist, Jane Coop. Previous to that she studied with Judy Kehler Siebert and Rei Hotoda, graduating with a degree in Piano Performance from the University of Manitoba, where she earned the Millennium Scholarship. A four-time scholarship winner at Manitoba’s Provincial Festival piano finals, Madeline has accumulated prizes in the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers’ Competition, the Winnipeg Music Festival finals, the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg, and the Women’s Musical Society of Vancouver. She is the recent recipient of a Manitoba Arts Council grant.
In August of 2007 Madeline represented Canada in the classical division at the Eastern European Cultural Arts Festival in Sibiu, Romania. Other highlights have included her post as accompanist with Canada’s National Youth Choir, her Southern Manitoba tour with her student-initiated 8-hand piano group, and guest artist performances for the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg. She has maintained a vibrant studio of piano students over the years.
Madeline has been awarded opportunities to study with such prominent artists as Andre Laplante, John Perry, Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl among others, in numerous festivals including Orford, Banff and the Icicle Creek Piano Festival in Leavenworth, Washington.