Next Wave Showcase Performers

Catch these four talented young performers during our daily Community Concerts

Bridget Walsh

Bridget Walsh has played violin for 14 years, and has taken part in multiple international summer music programs, including ‘Young Artists Program’ at the National Arts Centre, the ‘Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute’, and the ‘Académie Internationale de Musique’ at Domaine Forget. In May 2021, she was awarded the ‘National Arts Centre Orchestra Outstanding String Player’ scholarship after taking part in TICSO with MusicFest Canada

See Bridget in performance during Thursday Community Concert in Meaford.

Emily Yarascavitch

Emily Yarascavitch is a violinist/fiddler trained in the styles of Canadian Old Time Fiddling, Kashubian Old Time Fiddling, celtic, country, pop, and classical violin. Her ability to improvise allows her to fit into any musical situation with ease. She is also an accomplished Ottawa Valley Step-dancer. She currently tours North America professionally with The Tartan Terrors, North America's Premiere Celtic Event. She performs regularly with Jay Andrews (Shreem X Celtic Remix) and other solo artists.

Emily is currently a full time music instructor in Oshawa ON, giving lessons in Violin, Fiddle, Step-dance and Music Theory. 

Hear Emily in performance at Friday Community Concert in Owen Sound.

Antonia Cambre

Fifteen-year-old Antonia Cambre is an inspired and dedicated cellist who has been playing for eleven years. She has performed as part of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Cellist of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. Antonia enjoys performing in a variety of other settings, from chamber ensembles to pit band. Most recently, Antonia was fortunate enough to perform on national TV at the memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh. She is a winner of the Don Banks 2019 music awards, and numerous Kingsway Conservatory of Music merit scholarships. 

Enjoy Antonia in performance during the beginning of our Saturday Community Concert.

Lincoln Haggart-Ives

Lincoln Haggart-Ives began playing violin at age 4 and competed in his first local festival at age 5. Lincoln has won many top awards and scholarships at both the local and regional levels. He is provincially ranked and earned an opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall in 2021. A dedicated musician, Lincoln is also committed to playing in ensembles and youth orchestras. He has played at venues across Toronto with the ‘Arco Violini’ ensemble and the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra. He was recently named as one of CBC Music's Top 30 Classical Performers Under 30.

Watch Lincoln in performance during our Sunday noon-hour community concert.