Congratulations to Dr. Wendy Markosky, Chair of the Burman University Music Department, who was a performer in the production "Early Italian Cello Concertos" by cellist Elinor Frey and the Rosa Barocca that won the Juno award for Classical album of the year (small ensemble) for 2023. The award was given during the Juno Opening Night Awards on March 11 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Dr. Markosky (organ and harpsichord) and former faculty Naomi Burns Delafield (Baroque violin) have performed with the Rosa Barocca ensemble since its acclaimed debut in 2016. Markosky was delighted to participate in the unique collaboration recorded at the University of Calgary's Rozsa Centre during three intense and exhilarating days in September of 2021. "It was an inspiring and thrilling privilege to be part of this project with cellist Elinor Frey, conductor LaPalme, and the other Rosa Barocca musicians," states Markosky.
Rosa Barocca presents Alberta audiences with historically-informed performances of Baroque music using period instruments to capture the spirit and sound of this significant musical era. Rosa Barocca's 2023 Juno award-winning first CD release (April 2022) with soloist Elinor Frey explored the cello repertoire of the Italian Baroque. It was also nominated for the ADISQ "Classical Album of the year - 2022".