is a featured recitalist in North America and Europe. She won 1990 Atlanta Young Artist Competition and 1992 Toronto Heliconian Young Artist of the Year, and has also been the recipient of Canada Council Grants. Wendy received her Master’s Degree in Performance at Rutgers University, studying with Bernard Greenhouse and then went to England to study with William Pleeth. She plays in many genres--from Baroque to Broadway to Rock ‘n Roll and enjoys the variety immensely. She has recorded for film and television and for solo artists of varying styles, including being a featured soloist on Natalie McMaster's 'Live in Cape Breton' DVD. She is proud to be the cellist of BOWFIRE and also one of it’s arranger/orchestrators. Wendy has also acted as co-producer on several recordings. She is a founding member and composer/arranger for LUSHcellos.
ORLY BITOVhas performed extensively with both orchestras and chamber ensembles all over Europe and Canada. Born in Israel, she studied cello with Zvi Harel at the Rubin Academy of Music, and chamber music at the Mishkenot Sha'ananim Music Centre with Isaac Stern, Aldo Parisot and Yehudi Menuhin. Orly completed her Artist's Diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Through her varied career, Orly has played with the Rishon le Zion Symphony Orchestra in Israel, Spain's Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Symphony and the Scottish Opera. In her diverse freelancing career she has toured France, Germany, Japan and Canada with several chamber groups. Orly plays with a number of orchestras, including the National Ballet and Esprit Orchestras. She has recorded for several television and film productions and played in many musicals in Toronto and at The Shaw Festival. She is proud to be a founding member of LUSHcellos