February 24, 2024

Kira Omelchenko

Dr. Kira Omelchenko, Principal Conductor


Dr. Omelchenko is on sabbatical from WLU this year. As the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award for 2023-24, she is doing much travelling to participate in or lead workshops and to conduct. She is not able to conduct this concert.


Link to Kira Omelchenko C.V.

Kirby Julian, Guest Conductor

Kirby Julian

Kirby Julian is a violinist and conductor. Kirby and his wife Barb are longtime members of WCP. After studying music education, violin, conducting and performing at Western University in London, Kirby taught strings at Grand River Collegiate in Kitchener for 31 years. While teaching music and science, he directed full symphony orchestra, strings orchestras and choirs. He has continued to perform in many community orchestras and has also conducted the Waterloo Chamber Players and K-W Intermediate Youth Orchestra. Kirby is also part of the music team at Calvary United Church in Kitchener.