The Métis Fiddlers
Sunday 12 Sept 12:30pm // The Backyard at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre + Virtual livestream
Métis siblings Alyssa and Conlin were born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where they nurtured a passion for music from an early age. Building on their foundations in classical music studies, they mentored with Indigenous elders from across Canada to develop their repertoire. Together with their two younger siblings they form Métis Fiddler Quartet. The group’s debut album North West Voyage Nord Ouest won best traditional album at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The group performs for audiences across Canada, including recent performances at the 2015 Parapan Am games opening ceremony, as well as La Grande Gigue, a collaboration with the Caprice Baroque Ensemble for the 2016 Montreal Baroque Festival, at the opening ceremonies for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, and most recently with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra.
Having completed her doctorate of music in the spring of 2018 with highest honours from the jury, Alyssa was selected as the Indigenous representative of Kuné, Canada’s Global Orchestra – a project founded and supported by the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Conlin is currently a third year law student at U of T where he is heavily involved with the Indigenous Law Students’ Association