The award winning youth fiddle band, Coastline.
Coastline is a string ensemble comprised of BC's top young musicians ranging from ages 14-21, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez. With intricate arrangements of traditional, original and contemporary fiddle tunes from around the world, Coastline is pushing boundaries and always having a great time whenever they play. From the farthest island on the West Coast of Canada comes a new tradition that is Coastline!
Coastline's debut album is a 2 time Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee! Visit our store to listen and purchase the album.
Musical Director: Ivonne Hernandez
Some people are born to play music. Ivonne is one of those people. As a child prodigy, Ivonne was invited to join Daniel Lapp’s BC Fiddle Orchestra and played on the Orchestra’s Fiddleharmonic CD and before 60,000 at a Commonwealth Games. At 13, Ivonne was the youngest member of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra and became a judge at the Merritt Old Time Fiddle Competition after winning two years in a row, as a 15 year old. Ivonne is a 5 time Grand North American Fiddle Champion, has performed with Mark O'Connor, Alan Jackson, Gloria Estefan, Jann Arden, U2's the Edge, Natalie MacMaster, Earth Wind and Fire, Steve Winwood, Burt Bacharach, Juan Louis Guerra, Rosa Pasos, Ben Hepner and legendary film composer Howard Shore.
The young musician has been featured on television and radio, at folk music and fiddle festivals around the world, and played for the Governor General of Canada. Her recording catalog consists of over 7 of her own albums and countless other albums featuring Ivonne, as she is a sought after session player and lends her talents on many critically acclaimed recordings and film scores from artists in both Canada and the US.
With her band, Ivonne has been performing many educational and entertaining school shows across Canada and the US to high acclaim. She has toured and taught all over North America, the Caribbean, the UK and Ireland and Europe, and if that wasn't enough, Ivonne was offered a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and graduated in 3 years at the top of her class with a dual major in Violin Performance and Music Business & Management. Ivonne's (now former) band The Fretless, has been wowing audiences across North America and Europe with their unique sound, arrangements and prolific playing. Their 2012 and 2014 critically acclaimed albums 'Waterbound' and 'The Fretless' has been garnering attention and awards including the 2012 & 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards for Instrumental Album of the Year and a 2012 and 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year and 2012 Group of the Year.
Ivonne Hernandez has mastered Canada’s traditional fiddle music. She transforms her folk music roots into an exciting and dynamic new form and is thrilled to be working with Coastline and bringing her ideas and challenging these wonderful young musicians. The next generation of fiddling!
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