The KeyWinds Quintet is thrilled that, on occasion, talented musicians from the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan join them on stage to perform works that include extra instruments or when performers from the trio are unavailable for a concert.
Kelly Coubrough (voice) holds an Honors Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Wilfried Laurier University and has experience in many genres of music including opera, new music, and musical theatre. She is an active performer and also enjoys sharing her knowledge as a teacher, choral conductor, and music director. She sang with the Vancouver Opera Company Chorus from 2005-2012 and has performed with Opera Kelowna, Opera NUOVA (Edmonton), Queen of Puddings Music Theatre (Toronto) and Tapestry New Opera Works (Toronto). She is an avid recitalist and has been a feature soloist with various choirs including Vancouver Bach Choir, the Twin Rivers Choir (Castlegar), and the Whistler Singers. In April 2021, she performed with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist for Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate.
Keith MacLeod (clarinet) was born in Quebec, spent his childhood in Manitoba and his adolescence in Vancouver. He began serious study of the clarinet in Vancouver with Wes Foster and then Ronald De Kant: both outstanding professionals. In 1976 through 1979 Keith studied in Chicago with the legendary Robert Marcellus. Keith began his professional career in opera under the direction of Sir Richard Bonynge and Dame Joan Sutherland. He has worked with some of the greatest singers in the world from the Metropolitan Opera and other opera houses across the globe. He has performed across North America as guest soloist with Milwaukee Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony as well as the Winnipeg, Calgary and National Arts Centre orchestras amongst many others. As a Yamaha Artist, Keith MacLeod has conducted master classes across Canada, the USA and as far away as Spain. He is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Victoria, University of BC and Louisiana State University. For the past 40 years Keith has been Principal Clarinet with the Victoria Symphony where he makes his home with his wife Jennifer and their two daughters.