NeuroMusic Keynote Concert: Neurobiological Effects of Making Music in the Elderly
Dr. Altenmüller holds a Masters degree in Classical flute, and a MD and PhD degree in Neurology and Neurophysiology. Since 1994 he is chair and director of the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine. He continues research into the neurobiology of emotions and into movement disorders in musicians as well as motor, auditory and sensory learning.
Bo Bardos (Mezzo-Soprano)
Hungarian-born mezzo Bó (Margaret) Bárdos is based in Southern Ontario and loves touring. At home with classical as well as new, experimental music, she seeks out creative challenges and cherishes working with good-hearted people. With a voice described by Opera Canada as “mellow, fruity, that caresses the ears”, Canadian and European appearances include interdisciplinary collaborative and site-specific projects that make use of her varied training: from Butoh dance and physical theatre to extended vocal technique and improvisation. She continues as a grateful member of the studio of Tom Schilling. When not on stage, in the studio, or out collecting sounds, she can be found on the back of a horse or meditating under her favourite clump of trees.
Krista Rhodes (Piano)
Krista Rhodes is a versatile collaborative pianist, educator, adjudicator, and recording artist in the GTA, Hamilton, and Niagara regions. She has appeared on stages in North America and Europe and has had her music heard on the Oprah Winfrey Show. During her career, Krista has worked with many choral groups, soloists, opera companies, and orchestras. Her teaching has brought her to both school boards and music academies, and she collaborates with local universities and colleges. Recent appearances include the Amadeus Choir and Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara Symphony, Talisker Players, Symphony on the Bay, Opera Niagara, and the Grand River Chorus. Krista is the accompanist for the Chorus Niagara, Brott Festival Chorus and the Bach Elgar Choir, and resides with her family in Stoney Creek.