Tim Blackmore
Recorder player and harpsichordist Tim Blackmore has received praise in Canada and abroad as a musician of ‘undaunted enterprise, formidable technical powers and lyrical expressiveness’ (London Daily Telegraph).
A graduate of the Montreal Conservatoire, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of Music in London, he also possesses degrees in French Linguistics and in Education from the University of Toronto and the University of New Brunswick. He has made numerous solo broadcasts for CBC Radio, Radio-Canada and BBC Radio and has recorded CDs of keyboard and recorder music by composers as varied as Byrd, Frescobaldi, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Quantz and Boismortier. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the Early Music Studio of Saint John and the Saint John Early Music Festival. In 2014 he received the Originals Arts Award for his contributions to the cultural life of Saint John.

Michel Cardin
A native of Montreal and living in the Maritimes since 1980, Michel Cardin has gained international recognition as a teacher, performer, musicologist and producer.
Professor of guitar and lute at the University of Moncton, which in 1992 awarded him the status of a PhD, he obtained a Premier Prix in guitar from the Montreal Conservatoire in 1977.
Michel has recorded on twelve CDs the complete works for solo lute and for flute and lute from the London Manuscript of Sylvius Leopold Weiss, has given concerts and lectures in Europe, Canada, the USA, Japan and Africa, and has published musicological articles in six languages.
He has received twelve ECMA nominations and been awarded New Brunswick’s Éloize, Étoile and Excellence in Music prizes, the OPUS prize in Quebec and the Geocities 2000 Award for Outstanding Artistic Merit for the New Millenium.

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