Three-time Carnegie Hall performer Haley Marie became the founder and director of Aurelia Productions in 2011, a company devoted to presenting classical music in new, yet authentic ways to audiences. Its main series, The Men Behind the Music, introduces the behind-the-scenes history of composers through projections, storytelling, and live performance, often leaving the audience stunned about the circumstances and background of much-loved music. Prior to forming Aurelia Productions, Miss Marie obtained degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music, McGill University, and the prestigious School of Music at Yale University.
She is also the recipient of the 2002 Governor General’s award at the Winnipeg Music Festival. Since completing her studies, Miss Marie has carried out concert tours both in Canada and in Europe. Her recordings have been distributed in the Americas, Europe, Japan, Mexico, and Australia. She is also honoured to be a member of the College of Examiners at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Nonetheless, preserving the authentic history of classical music is where her true passion lies—she can often be found giving talks to audiences about Bach’s jail time or Chopin’s fear of large audiences. Miss Marie’s unique combination of music, multimedia, and history has led many audiences on a journey to discover the inner workings of genius and the human spirit. Aurelia Productions is one of the most extensively toured organizations of its type in North America.