Sessional Lecturer, Flute
Principal Flute, Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Music Building 326
Brenda Fedoruk is currently Principal Flute of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, a position she has held for more than 15 years. As a longtime member (Flute and Piccolo) of the CBC Radio Orchestra, she was also the Musicians’ Contractor until the orchestra’s disbanding in 2008. A busy freelance player, she performs often with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and has played with the touring orchestras of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the National Ballet.
Ms. Fedoruk has performed in many major musical productions including the Vancouver productions of Les Miserables, Showboat, Sunset Boulevard, Ragtime and Phantom of the Opera.
Ms. Fedoruk’s discography includes many CDs on the SM5000 series with the CBC Radio Orchestra, several discs on the Artifact, Atma and CentreDisc labels with the Turning Point Ensemble, the Sylark label with Chor Leoni and the Elektra Women’s Choir and several private labels featuring The Vancouver Men’s Chorus and music by Three Hornby Island Composers.
Ms. Fedoruk’s first solo CD, I Remember, with mezzo-soprano Sarah Fryer is now available. This disc features two world premier recordings—Michael Cohen’s From the Wall and Owen Underhill’s Remember.
Ms. Fedoruk has been the Conductor and Music Director of the Capilano Flute Choir for more than ten years. The Capilano Flute Choir is an adult amateur ensemble. Performing on all instruments in the flute family—piccolo, C flute, alto flute and bass flute–the CFC presents several concerts each year at elder care facilities and community events.Ms. Fedoruk holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia where she graduated first in her class. Extended studies have taken her to the Konservatorium und Musikhochschule in Zurich, Switzerland where she resided for two years, then to Toronto where she was one of two Canadian flutists selected to participate in the Orchestral Training Program administered by the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her formative teachers include Camille Churchfield, André Jaunet, and Paul Douglas.