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A seasoned performer, Meagan Milatz has appeared as soloist with several
Canadian orchestras including the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, the McGill
Symphony Orchestra, and most recently the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
Top prize winner at the 2014 Shean Piano Competition and the 2011 CFMTA
National Piano Competition, her performance endeavours have brought her to
international stages, to such places as Hilton Head Island, South Carolina;
Bruges, Belgium; Gijón, Spain; and Gdańsk, Poland.
Equally passionate as a collaborative pianist, Milatz is currently based in
Montreal where she collaborates frequently with Andrew Wan, concertmaster of
the OSM. She received her Master’s degree from McGill University where she
studied modern piano with Ilya Poletaev and fortepiano with Tom Beghin. This
past summer, Milatz was a participant in the famed Kneisel Hall Young Artist
Program, and is currently studying collaborative piano with Philip Chiu. She is a
2017 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award recipient.
Members of the Award winning MILTON STRING QUARTET
with pianist Meagan Milatz
Saturday, April 21,at 8pm
Tickets are $20
Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423 (Mozart,
III. Rondeau: Allegro
String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3
(Beethoven, Ludwig van)
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio con espressione
III. Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace - Trio
IV. Finale: Presto
- Intermission -
Piano Quartet No.2, Op.87 (Dvořák,
I. Allegro con fuoco
III. Allegro moderato, grazioso - Un
pochettino più mosso
IV. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo
Roman Fraser, violin
Justin Almazan, viola
Joshua Morris, cello
Meagan Milatz, piano
Roman Fraser was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1995 and moved
to Canada in 1999. He was admitted to the Conservatoire de Musique de
Montréal in 2005 where he studied with Johanne Arel. In 2014, he was
accepted to the Colburn Conservatory in Martin Beaver’s studio, then
transferred to McGill University in Montreal in September 2015 to study with
Axel Strauss and Felicia Moye.
Roman has been a prize winner in a number of local and national
competitions, including the Canada Music Competition for both violin and
chamber music, and grand prize winner of the Festival de musique Pierre de
Saurel. In the spring of 2015, he was invited to perform at the Gala des
Futures Étoiles at Place des Arts.
As first violinist of the Milton String Quartet, Roman has won the chamber music prize at McGill University
and in May of 2017, the Gold Medal and Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
The MSQ was the fellowship quartet at Encore Chamber Music in the summer of 2017. Roman has appeared
as soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de Montréal, I Musici de Montréal and
l’Orchestre de la Nouvelle Génération. Roman Fraser plays on a 1720 Alessandro Mezzadri violin generously
on loan from Pierrette Rayle.
Justin Almazan has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy
Center, and Walt Disney Concert Hall under the batons of of such renowned
conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Dausgaard and
Itzhak Perlman. As an orchestral musician, Justin regularly performs with the
Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Vancouver Symphony and the Pacific
Having previously served as principal viola of the Sarasota Music Festival and the
Bach Weimar Academy in Germany, Justin most recently toured with the
Vancouver Symphony and performed on Seattle Symphony’s grammy-nominated
album of American works. Justin has performed chamber music with Joseph
Silverstein, James Buswell, Philip Setzer (Emerson String Quartet), and principal
players of the Atlanta Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Danish
Radio Symphony. Currently pursuing a graduate diploma at McGill University with
Andre Roy, Justin received his BM degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music
where he studied with Lynne Ramsey, Jeffrey Irvine and Robert Vernon. Justin
also attended the Colburn School where he studied with Paul Coletti and Arnold
An avid chamber musician and soloist, Joshua Morris recently received his
Master’s degree and is currently pursuing a Graduate Diploma in Cello
Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where he studies with
Brian Manker. Morris is the cellist of the Milton String Quartet, with whom he has
won the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Association Grand Prize and Senior
String Division Gold Medal, the 2016 McGill Chamber Music Competition, and
participated in the McGill International String Quartet Academy in 2016 and 2017.
In 2016, Morris was named winner of the Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin
Competition, and Jeunesses Musicales’ Peter Mendell Award. Highlights of 2017
include performances of Schumann’s Cello Concerto as soloist with the McGill
Symphony Orchestra, and an all-Russian program of cello & piano works
performed at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto with duo partner Karnsiri
Laothamatas. In addition to his work with the Milton String Quartet, Morris has
collaborated with numerous other performing artists such as Jinjoo Cho, Phillip
Chiu, and Axel Strauss. He is a native of Saint Albans, Vermont.
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