2022 Festival Adjudicators

Tanya Charles Iveniuk – Strings

Tanya Charles Iveniuk received a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto, an Artist Diploma in Orchestral Performance from the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and is an alumnus of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. Currently, she performs with Sinfonia Toronto, and is the second violinist with the Odin String Quartet. Abroad, Tanya has been the Concertmaster of the Colour of Music Festival (COMF): Virtuosi Ensemble and the COMF: Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina, Ensemble du Monde in Guadeloupe and has participated as a featured artist with the Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival, in Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico. 

Tanya is a dedicated educator and an in-demand string adjudicator and string clinician in the Southern Ontario region.  In the Caribbean, for over ten years, Tanya has been instrumental in providing assistance with the implementation of string-education training in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  As a Sessional Lecturer at the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto as well as a Teaching Artist at both the Regent Park School of Music and Axis Music, Tanya aims to train and inspire through music education. 

Tanya plays on a violin crafted by Toronto-based luthière, Itzel Ávila, made in 2014.

Peter Stoll – Instrumental

Known for his virtuoso energy on stage as well as an easy and entertaining way of speaking with the audience, Peter Stoll teaches clarinet, chamber music, performance & education studies, and the Business of Music at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, and is a frequent performer with orchestral and chamber ensembles in southern Ontario. Also a very popular adjudicator up to the national level, he has worked across Canada and in the United States. Peter is particularly known for his enthusiastic, positive comments and detailed suggestions to young musicians.

Tours as soloist and with various ensembles have taken him across Europe, to Russia and to the United States. Recent performance highlights have included chamber concerts in Japan and a tour of 3 Chinese cities, as well as at the International Clarinet Association’s conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2016 Peter was featured on a recording with members of the Canadian Brass, and in May 2018 he was the soloist in noted American wind ensemble composer Brian Balmages' concerto "Escapades", with the composer conducting. In 2019 Peter shared in the win of a Dora Mavor Moore award for Best Ensemble-Opera in Toronto.

Over the past 30 years Peter has been invited to adjudicate at over 150 local festivals across Canada. Fluent in both official languages, he has heard countless bands, orchestras, and woodwind, brass and percussion solos and ensembles coast-to-coast. Beyond the local level, he has judged at the finals of fifteen Provincial competitions, and has been asked three times to serve as the woodwind adjudicator for the national finals of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, most recently for the ‘virtual Nationals’ in summer 2021.

Peter is also a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music's National College of Examiners, where he is the area Specialist for Winds, and was the Chief Compiler of the 2014 edition of the clarinet examination syllabus. His website is .

Monique de Margerie – Piano

Monique de Margerie is a concert pianist, collaborative musician and educator. She was trained at the Montreal Conservatory and later at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. She has taught at the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany, at Laval University in Quebec City and at the American Koenig Music Conservatory in Paris. She has toured as a soloist or collaborator in China, India, Japan, Cambodia, Germany, France, Canada and, most recently, in Italy. She has performed as soloist with the l'Orchestre symphonique de Québec and has collaborated with such musicians as the conductor Helmut Rilling, Linus Roth (violin), Anne-Julie Caron (marimba) and the late Nicholas Chumachenco (violin). 

Her work as an adjudicator has taken her to competitions throughout Ontario and Quebec and even across Canada as a judge for the Canadian Music Competition. In 2011, Monique moved to Toronto where she founded her own music studio sharing her passion for music, welcoming students as well as coaching and rehearsing with musicians from all over the world. 

Although she is excited to live in the city, her true source of connection and paradise is when she walks in the beauty of nature. Her next step is to move to the country and never retire from what she does best: play the piano and communicate her passion for music. On her own Galley Records label, she has released her solo recording entitled Freiburg 1994 as well as Home Suite Home, a recording made in 2021 with her husband, bassoonist Fraser Jackson.

Donna Garner – Vocal 

Toronto based Canadian Actor-Muso Donna Garner was raised on a dairy farm near Stratford, Ontario in a home filled with music. That set the tone. Her classical voice studies took her to Western University, The University of Toronto and to the AIMS Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Donna works onstage as an actor, singer, pianist and multi-instrumentalist. She recently founded GTP - Garner Theatre Productions - Canada’s first theatre company with a mandate to cast and celebrate Actor-Musicians in thought-provoking works.

Her performing has taken her across Canada, the U.S., Austria and Japan. Select theatre credits include Dr. Silver (World Premiere-Musical Stage Company & Outside The March); The Sound of Music (U.S. First National Tour); Once (U.S. First National Tour, Mirvish, Neptune); Two Pianos, Four Hands (across Canada and the U.S.); four seasons at The Charlottetown festival, and Fiddler On The Roof (Persephone) to name only a few.

Recent TV/Film credits include Dare Me (USA Network); Spinning out (SVOD Series); Private Eyes (Global); Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu); Anne (Netflix/CBC); Designated Surviver (ABC).

When not on stage, Donna works as a voice specialist for masterclasses and lectures, an adjudicator, a private voice teacher, repertoire coach, accompanist, and Music Director. She is on the faculty of the prestigious Sheridan College Music Theatre program, and is a member of the College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory of Music.

She shares her life with her talented Actor-Muso husband Rick Hughes and their stoic and hilarious mini-schnauzer Gustav Mahler (Gus).

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