FESTIVAL TEAM

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Alhelí Pimienta
Executive Director

Latin American music is powerful. It changes perceptions, inspires audiences and impacts young artists’ minds. It is an honour to work with a team of incredibly passionate people to present culturally diverse events for the whole family to enjoy.

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Claudio Tarris
Artistic Director

I am committed to produce concerts to showcase and promote the music and performers from Latin-America and Canada. Discover our exciting, award-winning, and stunning composers and musicians, and nurture their creative talent by supporting our fundraising programs. Thank you for attending.

Adrian Kostic

Adrian Kostic
Brand and Marketing Director

When you come to TLAFF as an artist, director, clinician or audience member, you come to understand that the depth of collaboration and creativity that occurs i this festival is truly remarkable. My goal is to convey that essence through elevated design and communications. 

Dianne Aitken

Dianne Aitken
Latin American Contemporary Music Coordinator

Composers have been active in Latin America from colonial times to the present. Yet, their stories remain untold.
Latin American contemporary classical music has developed through many different means, incorporating indigenous and European trends together into a new music aesthetic. I encourage you as an audience, and as performers, to explore this less familiar world. Today I am pleased to curate these works in TLAFF. Enjoy!

ADVISORY BOARD

Susan Hoeppner

Susan Hoeppner

Advisory Board President
International Competition Adjudicator

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

Advisory Board Member

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Christos Hatzis

President 2018 Composition Competition

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Louis Papachristos

Advisory Board Member