Founded in 2004 by violinist Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh and cellist Sonya Matoussova, Cadenza Strings maintains a roster of professional musicians recognized for their talent, dedication, and high standard of playing.

Trained at some of the most prestigious music schools throughout Canada and the United States, including McGill University, the Glenn Gould School, and the Juilliard School of Music, they have also been featured in many highly acclaimed music festivals and programs, including:

• Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta)
• Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Aldeburgh, UK)
• Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy (St. Irenée, Québec)
• Encore School for Strings (Cleveland, Ohio)
• Morningside Music Bridge (Calgary, Alberta)
• National Academy Orchestra (Hamilton, Ontario)
• National Youth Orchestra of Canada
• Orchestre de la Francophonie (Montréal, Québec)
• Orford Arts Centre (Magog, Québec)
• Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (Ottawa, Ontario)
• Pinchas Zukerman’s Young Artists’ Program (Ottawa, Ontario)
• Schleswig-Holstein Orchestral Academy (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
• Schlern International Music Festival (Voels, Italy)
• ScotiaFest (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
• St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar (Stanford, California)
• Texas Music Festival (Houston, Texas)
• Tiberius International Chamber Music Festival (Targu Mures, Romania)

Meet our Artists