Originally from Hamilton, Amanda Keesmaat obtained her Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario and her Artist Diploma from McGill University. Amanda Keesmaat has been a vibrant presence in the Montreal early music community for more than 10 years. Playing continuo, she has recorded and performed with prominent singers such as Matthew White, Daniel Taylor, Shannon Mercer, Donna Brown, Natalie Paulin, Susie Le Blanc and Marie-Nicole Lemieux, as well as renowned ensembles such as Arion Baroque Orchestra, Les Idées Heureuses and Les Boréades. Amanda appears regularly on concert series’ with Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble Caprice, Clavecin en Concert, Studio Musique Ancienne de Montréal and at festivals such as Montreal Baroque, Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and Vancouver Early Music Festival (Festival Vancouver). As a founding member of Ensemble Les Voix Baroques and Skye Consort, she has performed across Canada. Amanda has recorded for ATMA discs, Early-Music.com, Fidelio, Analekta, ombú, CBC Radio and CBC Television, BRAVO and Radio-Canada.
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