The Fox Duo is owned and operated by Liam Calhoun, who acts as coordinator and violinist. Liam takes pride in working with other talented Niagara-area musicians, striving for both finely tuned musicianship as well as a level of professionalism that makes planning live music for events as smooth as possible.
Liam Calhoun (violin):
Liam Calhoun started playing the violin in North Bay, ON at the age of 7, and began performing at weddings, private parties, and other events alongside other young string players at the age of 14. Always active as both a freelance violinist and violist in different string ensembles from his time in high school to graduation from his Bachelor of Music degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, Liam started his own business The Fox Duo upon moving to the Niagara area. Besides performing as a freelance and wedding violinist/violist in the region, Liam is a member of the Niagara Symphony Orchestra and teaches violin and viola lessons in St. Catharines to a growing number of private students.
Zacharia Dekker (piano):
Zacharia Dekker, who functions as the main pianist in The Fox Duo, began playing the piano in Restoule, ON at a young age. After taking the position of principal organist for a three-point parish at the age of 15, he also acted as assistant organist at the Pro-Cathedral of the Assumption in North Bay, performing for four churches each Sunday until moving to London, ON in 2005 to pursue a music degree at the University of Western Ontario. During his time as an undergraduate student, Zacharia became the musical director and organist at St. John’s Anglican parish in Caledon, ON – a position he still holds. Eventually relocating to St. Catharines, Zacharia currently works as a freelance pianist, organist, and vocalist, and has experience teaching piano and voice at Ridley College, Ryson’s United Music Studios, and Musical Affairs, his own private music studio. Having recently graduated from Brock University’s Consecutive Education program, Zacharia also works as a licensed schoolteacher in the Niagara area.
Jessica Tigchelaar (violin):
Jessica Tigchelaar, from Jordan in the Niagara area, has been playing and performing violin since she was 10 years old. Both an accomplished fiddler who performs with her family as well as a talented classical violinist, she currently studies violin at Brock University with Vera Alexeeva. Jessica loves playing a variety of styles of music on the violin, and is also an active private violin teacher.
Aaron Albano (piano):
Native to Welland, ON, Aaron Albano started piano lessons from the age of 7, participating in various competitions in recitals over the years in his youth. Aaron also established himself as a working organist at the age of 13, performing for church services, weddings, and funerals. A multi-talented musician, Aaron also has experience playing saxophone and drums in wind/jazz ensembles and rock bands, currently playing keyboards and saxophone in his band Four Point View. Aaron attended Brock University for his undergraduate degree, where he received a Bachelor of Music in piano performance, subsequently undertaking a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Western Ontario. Besides being an active musician in the Niagara area, Aaron works as a high school music teacher, directing school concert band and choir ensembles.
Sabrina Liu (piano):
Born in Guang Zhou, China, Sabrina began her music education at the age of three. Sabrina performed at many musical events during her elementary school years, and it was at the age of 13 that she began to focus on classical piano. After studying with professors from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music, she moved to Canada in 2011 where she continued her focus on music studies.
Sabrina’s academic accomplishments include a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration with a Minor in Music from Brock University, and most recently, receiving her ARCT diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Currently, Sabrina is the director of Quarter Note Music Arts in St.Catharines, where she also teaches piano and music theory. A recognized accomplished pianist within the local community, Sabrina often performs at a variety of local venues, wineries, and corporate events.
Danielle Marconi (violin):
Danielle Marconi grew up in the Niagara region, playing violin for weddings and special events since 1999. She has a Bachelor of Music from Brock University and has been teaching private lessons, group classes and student string orchestras since 2001. Danielle loves performing all styles of music, and has extensive experience playing in duos, small groups, bands and community orchestras. Danielle also spends time recording in studios as a session player, and enjoys composing/arranging music for students and clients whenever needed.