Front Row is an ongoing series featuring accomplished musicians from across Canada and beyond... up close and personal.     


Take a seat front and centre and hear about their music journey and listen to them in performance.

Episode 8 - Kyle Miller - Violist Kyle Miller, who is also a member of the early music string ensemble Acronym, talks about how he first began to perform on a viola in Grade 4. He recalls his first meeting with his Acroynm colleagues including Edwin Huizinga. Kyle concludes by performing some Bach.

Episode 7 - William Coulter - Guitarist William Coulter recalls how he grew up in a home steeped in classical music. As a teen, he took up electrical guitar but soon moved to classical guitar. He also talks about his love of traditional music including Irish folk and performs his composition, "An Daingean".

Episode 6 - Ashley Hoyer - Multi-talented instrumentalist Ashley Hoyer talks about her early start in music playing classical violin and how it evolved to her performing on the mandolin. She also discusses her journey exploring different music genres and performs her piece "The Race".

Episode 5 - Measha Brueggergosman - Soprano Measha Brueggergosman talks about her early musical influences and how she knew as a child she would become an opera singer. She also performs "Sinnerman" with her trio along with a few surprises.

Episode 4 - Marc Destrubé - Violinist Marc Destrubé talks about how he switched from studying medicine to music, his long association with Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga, his many years performing early music, and concludes with a performance. Marc is a featured performer during SweetWater Surreal Live September 17 to 20.

Episode 3 - Julie Hereish - The second Surreal episode features cellist Julie Hereish. She talks about how her journey as a cellist began at a music camp when she was 8 growing up in Montreal. Julie also shares a little bit of Bach as well. She is one of the featured musicians performing at SweetWater Surreal Live September 17 to 20.

Episode 2 - Keith Hamm - Our first Surreal episode of Front Row featuring violist Keith Hamm, a featured performer during Surreal Live (September 17 to 20). Keith talks about his early days growing up in Rosebud, Alberta, his remembrances of coming to SweetWater as a student years ago, and also performs some Bach for our enjoyment. 


Episode 1 - Jaron Freeman-Fox - Multi-talented violinist talks about his musical journey beginning in a small town in B.C. He provides a look at what inspired him to become a musician and what he has accomplished in his career to date. He also performs a new composition, Memory