Cliff Ridley - Baritone
A native of Victoria, B.C., Cliff Ridley studied at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Banff Centre and the Courtenay Youth Music Centre. He has worked in the 20th-century vocal repertoire with distinguished Canadian soprano Frances James Adaskin. He was also fortunate to fill out his vocal studies with Selena James and Catherine Wendol in Victoria, and with Robert Irwin and Dorothy Lawson in Winnipeg. He has performed frequently in Vancouver, and his repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary.
Cliff is a prolific recording artist. In 2006, he recorded and released two CDs with Canadian pianist Danielle Marcinek: "Ach des Knaben Augen (Ah, the boy's eyes)" and "Gentle Lady, do not sing sad songs…" (distributed by the Canadian Music Centre and Ludwig Recordings). He also subsequently recorded and released five full-length albums comprised entirely of musical compositions by Vancouver composer Christopher Ludwig.