Kim Michele

Kim Michele

BIOGRAPHY

Kim Michele is a diverse performer and artist educator trained at the Royal Conservatory of Music for Voice, Classical Harp and for the Artist Educator program Learning through the Arts. Studying at the University of Toronto she specialized in the early periods including Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic Studies.

A solo musical guest for a variety of art galleries, art exhibits and artist receptions throughout the GTA and beyond, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, Markham Theatre, JD Carrier Gallery and McMichael Gallery in Kleinberg.

Kim has been a featured artist for various Festivals such as The Stellar Literary Festival at Oshawa’s Parkwood Estates for the past five years, where she has shared original stories, poetry and songs reflecting her east coast heritage and roots. For five consecutive years she has performed harp, mandolin vocals and stories as a medley for the Durham Folklore Society’s Celtic Celebration at historic Town Hall Durham,

Kim Michele also performs in concert solo, as well as duo, with her Celtic Folk Duo A Sprig of Rosemary blending ethereal harmonies, delightful ditties, and fanciful fugues for the Toronto Early Music Centre’s Musically Speaking Series. She blends an eclectic mix of genres ranging from Celtic to Medieval/Renaissance melodies and folk roots music coupled with narration of historical significance.

A wedding specialist Kim Michele will add an element of style and grace to weddings and receptions. She has been gracing weddings from the prestigious Toronto’s St Michaels’ Cathedral, the elegant halls of Castle Loma to the simplistic garden weddings receiving numerous compliments from couples and their guests about how much they enjoyed the experience and ambiance of hearing live harp music.

A musical troubadour and professional storyteller she also combines storytelling amid the sounds of the ancient harp with tales of fairy, folklore, myths, legends, poetry, and original stories and songs to create a variety of programs for schools, concerts and festivals.

Kim Michele has enchanted new retirement home residents along with their families at multiple retirement centers drawing from her many themed programs as well as School programming where students are eager to participate in a series of hands on music and storytelling programs

As a theatre performer, Kim held a principal role as actress, singer and harpist in the play Elfin Knight for Cliffhanger Production’s forty-five shows at the historic Guild Inn Scarborough.

Kim Michele is experienced in performing for variety audiences, at concerts, schools, libraries, historical sites, weddings, corporate events and cultural events. Kim Michele is a featured artist at various literary festivals, storytelling festivals and renaissance festivals and cross Canada Concert Tours.

Endorsement

As someone who delivers creativity workshops for a living, and as a former professional musician, it takes real talent to impress me. I was recently treated to the music and songs of Kim Michele at a Gallery Opening of the Avenue Road Arts School. Kim’s Celtic harp provided a delicate background for the visitors interested in taking in the artistic offerings. And then Kim started to sing and people stopped, and really listened –  as did I. Kim is a versatile performer who brings artistry, and a professional presence and to whatever venue she graces. Do yourself a favour: just listen to her. You’ll surely hear exactly what I’m talking about.

Bob Presner, President, Beyond the Box, Inc. www.beyondthebox.ca