2023 Accompanists 

Following is a list of accompanists who have indicated they are available for the live 2023 Festival and if they are able to provide recording backtracks for the virtual portion of the Festival. Competitors are, of course, able to use the services of the accompanist of their choice for the Provincial Finals.

Please understand that OMFA presents this list for your reference only. You must make your own arrangements directly with any accompanist regarding suitability for your instrument/voice, and on all financial matters, including any/all rehearsals and for the final performance at the Provincials. To confirm your intent, it is entirely appropriate for the accompanist to ask for a retainer up-front, once the details are settled. The accompanists listed are professional musicians who have agreed to help OMFA competitors during the Provincial Finals competitions. It is the responsibility of the competitor to contact and contract the accompanist, to get a copy of the repertoire to him/her at the earliest date, and to make all other arrangements regarding all financial and rehearsal requirements.

While we at OMFA do our best to make a list of professional collaborative musicians available to competitors, OMFA cannot take responsibility for the quality of their performances, nor for their practices, rates, availability, terms, etc. It is up to the competitor to negotiate any and all terms directly with the accompanist.

Rehearsal locations and contact info will be put on the website in May. Competitors must arrange their own rehearsals with their accompanists ahead of time at these locations.

As a reminder – only competitors (no accompanists) are allowed in the warm-up rooms at the Festival venues.

If you have any questions or if you are an accompanist and wish to be added to this list, please contact us.

Updated: 12 November 2022

Marion Abbott
(Musical Theatre, Popular Voice, Classical Voice)
Live Festival Only
marion@marionabbott.com

Sue Black
(Musical Theatre, Popular Voice, Classical Voice)
Live Festival Only
(416) 458-9203
email@sueblack.com

Eric Charbonneau
(All disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
226-268-7900
echarbo4@alumni.uwo.ca

Linda Fletcher
(Musical Theatre, Voice)
Recording Tracks for Virtual Only for 2023
(905) 845-5076
linda@lindafletcher.com

Kate Carver
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice)
NOT AVAILABLE IN 2023
(416) 846-6045
katecarver@sympatico.ca

Victor Cheng
(Upper & Lower Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Classical Voice, Musical Theatre, Popular Voice)
Live Festival Only
416-587-0888
chengvictor@gmail.com

Renee Cingolani
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Popular Voice)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(705) 331-9115
cingolani@rogers.com

Kathryn Cushing
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice)
Not yet confirmed for 2023
(905) 931-3971
kmcstudio@sympatico.ca

Mike Fan
(Classical Voice, Strings, Woodwinds and Brass)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(519) 993-1862
mike@mikezfan.com

Michael Faulkner
(All Disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
613-391-1541
r.michael.faulkner@gmail.com

Ken Gee
(Strings)
Live Festival (except June 9) and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(519) 993-7591
ken@artset.net

 

Rebecca Goode
(Classical Voice and Strings)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
905-353-0155
rebsbucketlist@gmail.com

Claire Harris
(Classical Voice, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass)
Live Festival Only
(437) 970-2605
claireeliseharris@gmail.com

Marnie Kersten
(Musical Theatre and Popular Voice)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(416) 878-4511
marnie@marniekersten.com

Christine Kim
(All Instruments/All Levels)
Live Festival Only
(416) 450-1713
otiliakim@gmail.com

E.J. (Eun Ji) Kim
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Strings)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(416) 912-6412
ejpiano189@yahoo.ca

Amelie Langlois
(Classical Voice, Strings)
Live Festival Only
613-804-8787
amelielanglois@gmail.com

Jin Lee
(All Instruments, Classical Voice, Popular Voice)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
647-879-6514
jylee2001@hotmail.com

Susan Lee (Classical Voice, Strings, Woodwinds)
Live Festival Only
289-527-6367
susan.lee36524@gmail.com

Ellen Meyer
(All Disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(416) 833-0251
pianoslave@rogers.com

Clare Marion
(All Disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(613) 484-1443
claremarionmusic@gmail.com@gmail.com

Luis Molina
(All Disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(905) 327-5592
lgmolina69@hotmail.com
pianist@gerardo-molina.com

 

Katie Pergau
(Brass, Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Popular Voice, Woodwinds)
Live Festival Only
(705) 717-8682
kpergau@gmail.com

Laura Pin
(All Disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
905-304-8850
pianosmyfort3@gmail.com

Christabel Pinto
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Popular Voice, Strings)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(905) 975-3427
christabelpinto24@hotmail.com

Douglas Rice
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice, Popular Voice)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
dvedelmann@gmail.com
www.douglasvonedelmann.com

Anthony Scaringi
(All Disciplines, All Levels)
Live Festival Only
(905) 353-4377
scaringi.anthony@gmail.com

Petya Stavreva
(Classical Voice, Strings)
Recording Tracks for Virtual Only
stavreva.petya@gmail.com

Larry Tarof
(Musical Theatre and Popular Voice only)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(613) 899-8762
pianoman@dr-l-music.com

George Vandikas
Not confirmed for 2023
(905) 289-264-9098
gsvandikas@gmail.com

Sheila Vandikas
Not confirmed for 2023
(905) 713-7158
musixstudioandservices@gmail.com

Jeanne Yuen
(All Disciplines, All Levels – except Piano Concerti)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(416) 823-3338
jeanne.yuen@gmail.com

Yvonne Zhang
(Musical Theatre, Classical Voice)
Live Festival and Recording Tracks for Virtual
(416) 433-5619
yvonnezhang19@gmail.com