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pro series: McKenzie Warriner, soprano & Danielle Guina, piano

Tuesday, November 28th @ 7:30 pm

Lorne Watson Recital Hall

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46th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition Winner’s Tour

McKenzie Warriner, soprano

Danielle Guina, piano


McKenzie Warriner is a Saskatchewan-born and raised/Toronto-based soprano acclaimed for her interpretation of music spanning from the Baroque to the Avant-garde. Particularly committed to singing the works of living composers, McKenzie performed at the 2023 Aldeburgh Festival as a Britten Pears Young Artist, premiering works by Marcus Rock and Beatrice Ferreira. Other recent credits include Messiah (Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra), Le portrait de Manon (Vancouver Opera), Abigail Richardson-Schulte’s Alligator Pie (Regina Symphony Orchestra), and performances in elementary schools across Vancouver as a Vancouver Opera Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist. In 2021, McKenzie and composer/performer Tristan Zaba founded Slow Rise Music, a Toronto concert series producing cutting edge new vocal works. She is also featured on an album of Zaba’s compositions with pianist Paul Williamson, to be released in fall 2023. McKenzie earned her Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Manitoba.

Canadian collaborative pianist, Danielle Guina, received her Master of Music degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music under the direction of Dr. Jean Barr. Active in vocal and instrumental areas, Danielle has performed in concert and in festivals internationally in Canada, Italy, and the United States. She is a co-founder of the trumpet and piano duo Power of Two, and also works closely with soprano, McKenzie Warriner, to create diverse and representative concert programs of works by Canadian, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ composers. Danielle is a staff pianist at Brandon University, and is a teacher of piano, voice, theory, and history, at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music. She has worked with composers Jake Heggie, David McIntyre, and Diego Vega, as well as participated in masterclasses with renowned artists Margo Garrett, Lydia Brown, Alan Louis Smith, Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Kevin Murphy, Alexandra Nguyen, Andrew Harley, Hila Plitmann, Nicole Cabell, Murray McLachlan, Andrei Pisarev, Douglas Finch, Futaba Niekawa, the Cecilia String Quartet and more.


Tickets available at the door.

Adults/Seniors: $20

School of Music and Conservatory of Music students at no charge.


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Tuesday, November 28th
7:30 pm
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