Nuné Melik is an artist who believes that art has no limitations. As a soloist, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, United Nations Headquarters. Having initiated the Hidden Treasure International, she advocates the music of the Caucasus, concurrently performing with the orchestras and in chamber groups all over the world. Touring with concerts since nine years old, she expands her musical horizons with humanitarian work, music education, poetry writing, acting and directing.
For many years the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Cellist, David Hetherington is a founding member of the Amici Chamber Ensemble which presents an annual series of concerts at Mazzoleni Hall in Toronto. With Amici he has recorded twelve discs for Summit Records, Naxos, CBC records and ATMA Classique. Their first CD won a Juno award for Chan Ka Nin’s “Among Friends”. In 2013 Amici won a Juno award for their recording “Levant”, and their most recent recording “Inspired by Canada, Notre Pays” was released in November of 2017.
Internationally acclaimed violinist and violist Barry Shiffman is well-respected as a musician, educator, and administrator. He was co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ), and since 2010 has been both the Associate Dean and Director of Chamber Music at the Glenn Gould School and Director of the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music. During his 17 years with the SLSQ he appeared in over 2,000 concerts in venues around the globe and recorded several critically acclaimed discs under an exclusive contract with EMI Classics.