Friday, 21 June 2019, 7:00 pm – Ralitsa Tcholakova, violinist “Women of Note – Music by women composers”

Ralitsa Tcholakova is an internationally renowned, Ottawa-based violin and viola player, currently on the Faculty of Music at Carleton University. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras at chamber music series and festivals in over 25 countries. She was nominated for Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for 2018. In 2017, she was nominated for the GG’s Persons Case Award.
Ralitsa Tcholakova – violin and Frederic Lacroix – piano. Program: Lili Boulange, Gena Branscombe, Dora Draganova, Larysa Kuzmenko, Isabella Leonarda, Emilie Mayer, Clara Schumann, Maria Theresia von Paradis

June 2, 2019 – Jessyca Morgan, Soprano “Lieder, Chanson & Art Song”
Jessyca is a following a double degree (English and Music) at Carleton University, studying with Ottawa’s own Isabelle Lacroix. She has also studied with Cara Gilbertson at The Bytown School of Singing and at the University of Ottawa with Christiane Riel. While Jessyca’s career is pointing her towards a Law degree, her passion is to sing, especially in a choral setting.


Lindy Vopnfjörd is an Icelandic-Canadian musician based in Toronto, Ontario who captures poetically in lyric and sound such humble and heroic human dramas sung so spectacularly. Vopnfjörd is a proficient storyteller who distills human experience into the vital emotions that define a moment so crisply, and memorably. On his seventh album, You Will Know When It’s Right, Vopnfjord was invited by legendary Icelandic songwriter Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson, leader of acclaimed electronic band Gus Gus, to team up with Iceland’s most beloved band, Nydonsk. Together for more than 30 years, Nydonsk are known to everyone in Iceland who grew up singing along with the music.

May 24, 2019 – Pete Woods and Miguel Angel De Armas, “HAPPY HOUR jazz and martinis” 5-7 pm
Mixing classic jazz repertoire with rhythms and harmonies that swing spontaneously from casual to intense, the duo creates a refreshing groove every time they play. Pete’s vintage sound, blues-rooted and swinging, finds its way into countless Ottawa venues. He plays the tenor, soprano and alto saxophones with candor and compassion. Havana’s Miguel Angel De Armas (son of another famous M.D.A.) has taken Ottawa’s jazz community by storm over the past six months: kind yet fearless on the piano/keyboard, Miguel explores songs with both curiosity and grace.
Together they happily weave a musical spell that is perfect at dusk: gentle, musing, meditative, passionate, entertaining, conversational.
Join them at Alpha for an evening of art and music…and fine cocktails. $25 per person with all money going to musicians … and price includes one drink…try the martinis :-)

May 19, 2019 – Daniel Tselyakov, “Piano concert” 5-6 pm
Born into a musical family Daniel began his piano studies at the age of five with his father, well-known Canadian pianist Alexander Tselyakov, before subsequently completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the Oberlin Conservatory with Angela Cheng and a Master of Music degree at the Université de Montréal. Daniel is presently pursuing his doctorate with Dr.Ning Lu and teaching at the University of Utah, USA.
PROGRAM: Beethoven Piano Sonata No.7,Op.10, No.3 – First movement (Presto)Liszt Transcendental Etude No.10 in F minor Chopin Etude op.25, No.1Beethoven Waldstein Piano Sonata op. 53 – First movement (Allegro con brio) Chopin Nocturne op. 9 n.3 Prokofiev Piano Sonata n. 7 op. 83 – Second (Andante Caloroso) and Third Movement (Precipitato)

May 5, 2019 – Noah Landers, “Piano Rachmaninoff & Friends”
Beginning February 17, 2019, Alpha Art Gallery will host Ottawa’s inaugural Emerging Artist Series. Each month will feature a different local performing artist accompanied by special guests, and the promise of an artfully fun afternoon! All proceeds are in support of the artists and the pursuit of their passions.

April 14, 2019 – Brandon Wilkie, Cello “20th Century Cello”
Cellist Brandon Wilkie grew up in Pembroke, Ontario where he began playing cello at the age of 13. Brandon studied cello at the University of Ottawa with Paul Marleyn and later with Shauna Rolston at the University of Toronto. While living in Toronto, he was a member of the Arkadas String Quartet who received the Felix Galimir Award for Chamber Music.

March 3, 2019 – James Coole-Stevenson, Baritone “A Spanish Investigation”
James Coole-Stevenson, baritone, is pursuing a double major in vocal performance and computer science at the University of Ottawa, studying under John Avey. He has performed in the University of Ottawa production of Le Nozze di figaro (Antonio), the NAC production of Louis Riel and SOPAC productions I Pagliacci (chorus) and Cendrillon (The Superintendent).

February 17, 2019 – Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, Soprano
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson is a young Canadian soprano with an affinity for early music. She is sought after for her solid and inspired performances amongst small vocal ensembles, regularly performing and recording with Daniel Taylor’s Theatre of Early Music and Trinity Choir (including their JUNO nominated discs, Four Thousand Winter & The Tree of Life).