Duo 1010 Collective

The Duo 1010 Collective, comprised of Liam Hockley (clarinets), Stephanie Bell (flutes), Sarah Kwok (viola), Aaron Graham (percussion), and Kristen Cooke (oboe/English horn) is the SCA's "ensemble in residence" for the 2018/19 academic year. They'll be working with music area students and faculty on new works to be performed later in the year, which is really something to look forward to. The collective is also a special configuration for this residency, growing from Duo 1010, which is comprised of former UBC students Hockley and Bell, to include the other players. Please keep track of our programming on our Events page to make sure not to miss the Duo 1010 Collective in action. In the meantime, here's some biographical information about the players.

Duo 1010: Stephanie Bell & Liam Hockley

Duo 1010 consists of Stephanie Bell (flutes) and Liam Hockley (clarinets) and was founded while they were students at the University of British Columbia. Both compelling and dedicated performers in their own rights, Duo 1010 takes the major twentieth and twenty-first century works for flute/clarinet duo as a starting point for their creative work: their core mission is to expand the repertoire for their ensemble and foster musical experimentation across a broad spectrum of aesthetics through intensive collaborations with composers. Duo 1010 has given world and regional premieres of works by Ray Evanoff, Alex Mah, Eva-Maria Houben, and Daniel Brandes; recent performances include the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, KLANGRAUM Festival (Düsseldorf), the Stockhausen-Konzerte und -Kurse Kürten, and A Place to Listen (Victoria). Duo 1010 is pleased to be forming the core of the new Ensemble in Residence program at the Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts during the 2018/19 academic year.

Aaron Graham

Aaron Graham is an award-winning percussionist, composer, and educator residing in Vancouver, BC. His extensive and diverse background in the world of percussion has given him the privilege of performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Lexington Philharmonic, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Island and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Enigmatic, The Plastic Acid Orchestra, The Sound/Vision Chamber Ensemble, NuBc Collective, Paragon Musical Theatre Co, for which he served as principal percussionist, and alongside Shooter Jennings, and Rachel Brooke. As a touring musician, Aaron has travelled across North and South America playing percussion and singing with critically acclaimed group Fifth On The Floor, whose 2013 LP 'Ashes and Angels' received worldwide recognition and reached #63 on the 'Billboard Top 100' charts. He has performed at numerous festivals including multiple Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, ISCM World Music Days, Boomslang, College Band Directors National Conference, Vancouver New Music, West Coast Composers Symposium, Moonrunners, Outlaw Showdown, and has been chosen as one of two featured artists at the 2019 Sonic Boom Festival in Vancouver. Aaron has recordings on Centredisc, Black Country Rock, Long Island Recordings, Sneak Attack, and Wartime Studios record labels.

Sarah Kwok

Born and raised in Vancouver, Sarah began her musical training at an early age and most recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UBC. An active freelancer, she performs with the Vancouver Symphony, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Okanagan Symphony, and has played in concerts presented by the Chutzpah Festival, Sonic Boom Festival, and Music on Main. Sarah has also appeared with Turning Point Ensemble, Erato Ensemble, and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, and participated in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar and Tango for Musicians at Reed College. She is a member of the Elysian trio (viola, flute, and harp) as well as Dúo Mala Yunta, an Argentine tango ensemble.

Kristen Cooke

Canadian oboist Kristen Cooke is a versatile performer currently based in Vancouver. She is a Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate in Oboe Performance at the University of British Columbia. Kristen is in demand as an orchestral musician, including frequent concerts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Kamloops Symphony, and Vancouver Island Symphony. Her orchestral training has included summers with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the National Academy Orchestra, the Orford Orchestra, and the Atlantic Music Festival. In 2017, she performed a solo tour of England and Scotland as the Royal Over-Seas League 'British Columbia Emerging Musician' including recitals at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and St-Martin-in-the-Fields. In 2018, she performed the Canadian premiere of Dorothy Chang's solo oboe work, 'Still', at the Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music. She is an advocate of creative programming, comfortable with both classical standards and the contemporary music of today.

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