Guest Artists

Amy Horvey

Amy Horvey is a Montreal-based creator/interpreter of new and experimental music, a performer of modern orchestral music, and a researcher of the baroque trumpet.

A champion of Canadian contemporary music, she has commissioned works by Nicole Lizée, Cassandra Miller, and Keiko Devaux, among many others. She has recorded two solo albums – Interview and Catchment. Her solo projects have been featured in festivals across Canada, and in the Netherlands, Lithuania, Italy, and the US. Amy has performed with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Arraymusic, Lucerne Festival Academy, and others.

On the orchestral stage, Horvey has appeared as a soloist with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and the National Arts Center Orchestra, in whose trumpet sections she also regularly plays. She has toured and performed for over a decade with the OSM, and is currently Acting Principal Trumpet of the Canadian Opera Company.

Her research and experimentation with early instruments has resulted in performances with Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and Les Violons du Roy.

Amy received a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship to complete her Doctorate of Music from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. She has taught trumpet performance at numerous institutions, including McGill, Concordia, and Lakehead Universities. Her solo projects have been supported by the National Arts Centre’s Richard Li Young Artist Chair, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Florence Rousseau

Florence Rousseau was appointed Third Horn of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal in 2022. She previously held the position of Third Horn with the Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, and has played as a guest with many ensembles such as the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain, the Canadian National Brass Project, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and les Violons du Roy, among others.

Florence completed her Bachelor’s degree in Orchestral Performance at the Royal College of Music in London, where she studied primarily with Simon Rayner and Tim Jones. She then returned to her hometown of Montreal to complete her Master’s of Music degree at McGill University under the guidance of Nadia Coté before concluding her studies with an Artist Diploma specialising in Orchestral Excerpts from the Université de Montréal with Louis-Philippe Marsolais.

Jessie Brooks

Jessie Brooks was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She is currently Principal Horn of The National Ballet of Canada and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, positions she has held since 2017.

Prior to her current positions, Jessie played Third Horn in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2016 and was the Principal Horn of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2009.

Jessie has been a regular substitute with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2009 and the Canadian Opera Company since 2015.  She has enjoyed playing in many Toronto Ed Mirvish Productions over the years: Spamalot, Billy Elliot, Cats, Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz and Les Misérables.

Jessie is a 1999 graduate of McGill University in Montreal, where she studied with James Sommerville. She went on to complete a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois 2002.

Michael Fedyshyn

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Robert Weymouth

Robert Weymouth is a leading voice among Canadian trumpet players. He is currently Second Trumpet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and was previously the Principal Trumpet of the Canadian Opera Company and the Second Trumpet of the National Ballet Orchestra. Robert has played with many other orchestras including tours and performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Center Orchestra, as well as many other orchestras across Canada. He also performs as solo cornet with the Hannaford Street Silver Band and is a member of the Canadian National Brass Project and the Toronto Brass Quintet.

Robert is an in demand soloist having recently performed with the Hannaford Street Silver Band, the Niagara music festival and the Hannaford Youth Band. As a soloist Mr. Weymouth has won first prize at both Provincial and National levels.
Mr. Weymouth completed his studies at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Andrew McCandless and Barton Woomert. He also studied as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and the Hannaford Youth Band. Robert maintains an active teaching studio and regularly presents clinics and masterclasses to all ages and levels.

Steven Woomert

Steven Woomert joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trumpet in 2014. He has also appeared as Acting Principal Trumpet of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Barbados Classical Pops All Star Orchestra, New World Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Born in Toronto, Steven began his musical studies at age five on violin, picking up trumpet at age 11. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Northwestern University, where he studied with Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer, and Christopher Martin. While at Northwestern, he was a member of the trumpet ensemble, winning First Prize in the Ensemble Division at the 2012 National Trumpet Competition. Steven later earned an Artist Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music where he studied with Andrew McCandless. In 2013, he was the winner of the International Trumpet Guild Orchestral Excerpts Competition. Steven has participated in summer festivals such as the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Academy Orchestra, Banff Festival Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Festival USA.
Steven and his father Barton recently commissioned and recorded a CD of brand-new music for two trumpets and piano, entitled Tandem. Besides performing, Steven enjoys joining some of his TSO colleagues on their volleyball team (The Gustav Bahlers).

Taz Eddy

Originally from Vancouver, BC, Tazmyn Eddy now holds the position of Principal Trumpet of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke (QC). He performs regularly with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Metropolitain, les Grand Ballets Canadien de Montréal, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec among many others. He completed his Undergraduate Music Diploma at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Orchestral Performance at the University of Victoria, BC, and finally a Graduate Artist’s Diploma (with distinction) from Le Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. His principal teachers include Tom Shorthouse, Louis Ranger, Manon Lafrance, and Stéphane Beaulac.

Taz has been a featured soloist with the Suoni del Golfo Festival Orchestra in Lerici, Italy, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia de Lanaudiere, the Canada-West Chamber Orchestra, Raven Baroque Ensemble, and the University of Victoria Orchestra (2011 competition winner).