A native of East Angus, Quebec, Robin Doyon was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 2008. Since that appointment, he has appeared as soloist with the ESO, with the Red Deer Symphony, and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.
He received his Bachelor of Music and Masters in Classical Interpretation at the University of Montreal with Jean-Luc Gagnon. He has studied with many masters of the trumpet including Allen Vizzutti, Jens Lindemann, and James Thompson. In 2002, he was Laureate of the National Music Festival, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition, and the Radio-Canada Young Artists Competition.
Mr. Doyon has also been recipient of numerous other prizes, including the 2007 prix avec Grande distinction from the Montreal Conservatory of Music. He has been a member of the
Grand Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and is a regular performer with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Laval, Longueuil, and the Metropolitan Orchestras. He also performed with the Contemporary Ensemble of Montreal and the Contemporary Music Society of Quebec. Robin currently teaches at the University of Alberta.
Sarah Ho is an accomplished Canadian pianist who grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and has performed internationally as a soloist and ensemble player. Sarah has performed in notable venues and festivals around the world, including the Schubert Theatre on Broadway in New York, the Kennedy Center, the Banff Festival for the Arts, the Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Weekend of Chamber Music in New York, and Rudersdal Sommerkoncerter in Denmark. Sarah also travelled to China with Edmonton's Windrose Trio, when they became the first Canadians to perform at the Harbin Summer Music Festival, in Harbin, China. She has been featured with orchestras across Canada including the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra
Sarah holds degrees from the music schools of Indiana University and Yale University, where she studied under renowned pianists, Menahem Pressler, and Claude Frank.
Sarah currently lives in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband Colin and their two sons, Markus and Sebastian. She is on the faculty of MacEwan University’s Conservatory of Music and is also a founding member and the Artistic Director of the Edmonton Recital Society.
An avid runner, Sarah enjoys long distance racing and has completed 10 marathons, including the 2020 Boston Marathon.
Concert Sponsor: Dr. Alan Murdock