Artistic Co-Director, Morningside Music Bridge;
Artistic Advisor & Coordinator, sr. cello, Academy Program;
John Kadz' career as chamber musician and teacher spans more than thirty five years and includes extensive touring throughout Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. As a member of the One Third Ninth piano trio, Mr. Kadz performed hundreds of concerts in many of the world's finest venues as well as doing extensive grass roots work to develop and promote chamber music in western Canada. Other professional activities have included serving as the principal cellist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and performing with the chamber music groups Aubade and the Lyric Chamber Players. Mr. Kadz began his professional career at the age of seventeen as a member of the Houston Symphony under the baton of Sir John Barbirolli.
Mr. Kadz is currently a cello instructor in the Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. As well, he commutes to Toronto to teach cello at the Glenn Gould School. Formerly, he managed the Academy Program and Summer Strings Academy at the Conservatory, and was a faculty member of the Indiana University String Academy Program. He currently is co-artistic director for Morningside Music Bridge at Mount Royal University, a unique summer program bringing together the finest students from Mainland China and Canada. In September of 2003, Mr. Kadz was invited by the Central Conservatory of China, Beijing to be a guest instructor there. Mr. Kadz is also artistic advisor and cello instructor for the Valhalla Summer School of Music in British Columbia's Slocan Valley.
Mr. Kadz is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Canada. He has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at Mount Royal University and the Alberta Achievement Award for Excellence in Music.