Laura Jacyna, the Music Librarian at Brandon University, is passionate about contemporary classical music and concert curation. She has performed as a cellist throughout Canada and the United States including with Frisson Duo, a baritone and cello duo that recently premiered 13 works. She has also been the Artistic Director of rebelle ensemble, a cello group in Calgary, Alberta. Jacyna completed a Master of Music degree in Violoncello Performance at the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has hosted radio shows in Miami and Montreal, playing music from Björk to Chris Thile.