The Ottawa Chamber Players consist of musician living in the Ottawa area who enjoy performing chamber music in the local community. From the recital hall to concerts for seniors or youth concerts. A friendly group of players that would love to play for you or your event.
Gertrude Létourneau (flute and voice) has performed across Canada for audiences of all ages. She released two CDs: “Habanera” with guitarist Garry Elliott and “histoires d’amour… for voice and piano”. She has presented concerts in various venues in the Ottawa area including Almonte in Concert, the National Arts Centre and the Canadian War Museum. She has been a musician and singer at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa since 2000. In November 2008, she was a guest musician in the National Arts Centre Orchestra Western Tour. Gertrude obtained a Bachelor degree in Music from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s degree in Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Licentiate in Performance and
Communication Skills from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England.
Guy Edrington (French horn) has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player across Canada, the United States and in Europe. He has been featured on the CBC Radio in a national broadcast of music for French horn and piano. He was principal horn for the Thunder Bay Symphony, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra and for Les Misérables in Toronto and in Ottawa. He playing first horn in Pucinni’s La Bohème with the Pellegrini Opera. Guy graduated from Florida State University where he studied with Dr William Capps and then went to Norway to study with the famous horn soloist Froydis Ree Wekre.
Garry Elliott (guitar) is a versatile musician specializing in classical, jazz and tango nuevo. He collaborates regularly with Ottawa musicians, including flutist Gertrude
Létourneau, with whom he has recorded the CD Habañera and has recently released the CD Pre Dawn Skies with pianist Steve Boudreau. He has performed and recorded with composer, guitarist Roddy Ellias and the tango nuevo ensemble Norteño. He received a Bachelor of music degree from the University of Ottawa where he studied with Michael Strutt. He also participated in masterclasses with David Russell and Manuel Barruecco. He is also very active on the Ottawa jazz scene. Garry has performed in various festivals including the Montreal and Ottawa Jazz Festivals, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Westben Music Festival. He has recorded for the CBC and Radio Canada on numerous
occasions. Garry teaches classical and jazz guitar for Carleton University as well as privately.