About this Artist
Alison Mackay, who has played the violone and double bass with Tafelmusik since 1979, is active in the creation of cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary programs for the orchestra. A number of her projects, which include The Four Seasons, a Cycle of the Sun; The Galileo Project: House of Dreams; and Tales of Two Cities: The
Leipzig Damascus Coffee House have been made into feature documentary films and have toured extensively around the world. Her musical tale of adventure, The Quest for Arundo Donax, was awarded the 2006 JUNO Award for Children’s Recording of the Year, and she is the recipient of the 2013 Betty Webster Award for her contri- bution to orchestral life in Canada.