MUSIC @ THE JUNIPER

Celebrating Music, Mountains and Memories.

INE & MARI COETZEE, CELLO SISTERS DUO

An artist with a unique musical voice, Ine-Wilme Coetzee began her love of the cello at age five with Christine Bootland. She currently studies with Arnold Choi, principal cellist of the Calgary Philharmonic, as well as at Berklee College of Music. She was a student in the Advanced Performance Program at Mount Royal University and recently received the ARCT Royal Conservatory of Music diploma. Ine has performed in numerous music festivals and competitions provincially and nationally, such as in the Canadian Music Competition. In 2013, Ine performed as soloist with the Medicine Hat Academy Orchestra under conductor Mélanie Léonard, former assistant director of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. An experienced chamber musician, Ine was a member of the award-winning YIP Piano Trio. In 2017, they received first prize at the Provincial National Class Chamber Music Festival and went on to represent Alberta in the National Music Festival in Ottawa. She is also a member of the Three Sisters Trio, an exciting new ensemble whose mission is to share the love of music with audiences around the world. For three years, Ine was a member of the New West Symphony and Choir. In her teaching, her goal is to give the gift of music and a voice through music to people of every age. She is passionate about teaching cello and piano to students of all ages and guiding them in discovering how to use these art forms as creative outlets.

Mari Coetzee (cello, baroque cello) is a versatile performer & educator who is passionate about music from the Renaissance and Baroque to the present day. Included in CBC Music’s 30 Top Canadian Classical Musicians under 30, Mari has performed at Carnegie Hall, as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and with the Orchestra Symphonique de Quebec among others. A frequent recitalist and chamber musician, Mari has performed across the USA, Canada, France, Switzerland, and South Africa. She received her Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School studying with Richard Aaron and also studied Baroque Cello with Phoebe Carrai in Juilliard’s Historical Performance department. She currently makes her home in Calgary with her husband, their 8-month old daughter, and collie puppy.