Thomas & Kathleen Schoen are classically trained performers on both historical and modern flutes and violins. They perform as individual soloists, as the Schoen Duo, and in collaboration with other groups and performers. Their repertoire ranges from early music on period instruments to modern works using loopers, audio samples, and projections. They have toured extensively across western Canada, from tiny northern villages to Parliament Hill on Canada Day. Some of their performances have been broadcast on CBC.
They create innovative performance and learning environments in their work as both performers and teaching artists. As part of this work they have toured many performances in schools throughout western Canada and presented artist residencies in schools across Alberta as part of the Artists in Schools Residency Program administered by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. More recently they were awarded a grant from the Edmonton Heritage Council to create an interactive community based composition as part of the Tracing Connections in River Crossing project. To find out about their most recent projects, check out their website at https: schoen-duo.ca