Elia Foster is a clarinetist and friend dedicated to the collaborative nature of new music. Elia values the relationships built across disciplines and is dedicated to making the music community accessible and friendly. An avid chamber player, Elia has performed alongside members of the Fifth House Ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Femmelody Chamber Music Collective. Currently, Elia studies with Simon Aldrich at McGill University where she is focussing on the study of contemporary music. Past teachers include Pavel Vinnitsky and David Blumberg.
As a graduate student at McGill, Elia is working with Professor Stephen McAdams on ACTOR (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration) which partners with institutions across North America and Europe in order to research the various ways composers can write for instruments. In addition to her work with ACTOR, Elia is currently developing two chamber music projects that blend modern techniques and technology with traditional music.
Chesapeake Clementine – Joseph Harkins
for oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, bass clarinet
Egotistical – Yuchen Bian
for 4 clarinets