VC2 is cellists Amahl Arulanandan and Bryan Holt, the two met each other in passing as teens while playing for their local Youth Orchestra and reconnected later while studying music at the University of Toronto.
Amahl and Bryan have worked extensively as orchestral, chamber and session musicians for nationally recognized organizations such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Canadian Opera Company.
Amahl and Bryan are passionate about working to make classical music accessible to all and not just traditional classical music fans. This has led them to work extensively with experimental ground breaking ensembles such as the Art of Time Ensemble, Continuum Contemporary Music, Pocket Concerts and Tapestry Opera who often present interdisciplinary pieces that merge dance, music, theatre as well as film and literature.
VC2's Beethoven's Cellists program included classic pieces by Ludvig van Beethoven and Bernhard Romberg as well as new works by nationally recognized Canadian composers such as Matt Brubeck, Andrew Downing, Fjola Evans, and Vincent Ho. VC2's performance at Carberry Hall included a premiere of Vincent Ho's latest work 'Heist'
VC2 is represented by Prairie Debut who are responsible for commissioning original arrangements by classical Canadian composers in partnership with SOCAN Foundation. They represent a number of exciting young and fresh faces in the Canadian Classical music scene.
Prairie Debut also arranged funding for a school show at RJ Waugh Elementary and a cello master class at Brandon University while VC2 was in Carberry. They are dedicated to making classical music accessible and inspiring to young people in Canada. Carberry Plains Arts Council looks forward to partnering with them on future events in Carberry.