Carl Philippe Gionet
(DM, MM, BM)
Carl Philippe Gionet is a pianist and multidisciplinary artist. Whether as a soloist, collaborative pianist, or pedagogue, Carl is in high demand, mainly in Europe and Canada. He completed his doctorate in piano performance at University of Montreal under the direction of Paul Stewart. He has received specialized training in collaborative piano in Austria and England, and participated in numerous prestigious international summer programs. In 2013, he founded Musique sur mer en Acadie, an organization dedicated to the education and diffusion of classical music in francophone minority communities, and since 2014 he has been the collaborative piano professor and vocal coach at Breno Italy International Music Academy (BIIMA). He is also a visual artist, primarily painting and video installations, working almost exclusively in black and white. Inspired by the contrasts observed in nature, his work is both introspective and contemplative, allowing the work to express itself, therefore offering countless avenues of interpretation. Carl is also a writer, and his first book, Icare, was published in 2021 by Éditions Prise de parole.
Christina Raphaëlle Haldane
(DM, MM, BM)
Christina Raphaëlle Haldane’s career spans the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Canada, where she has performed opera, orchestral concerts, chamber music, and recitals. She has interpreted many leading opera roles, having performed for opera houses such as the Finnish National Opera, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, and Musica Viva Hong Kong. Christina specializes in Handel’s heroines, comedic bel canto, and contemporary opera, and collaborates with composers of our time to bring their vocal music to life. She combines performing and teaching roles, and has an international profile as a vocal educator, adjudicator, presenter, and voice class clinician. As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Haldane teaches voice at Mount Allison University in Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Christina is bilingual (English and French) with Acadian heritage, and she is a proud citizen of Canada and Great Britain.