December 3, 2021



Scott Arnold
Eva Toncheva

Scott Arnold, RMT (ARMT), Guitarist, Banjoist, Trombonist, Composer, Arranger, Guitar Guru (CBC), Counter-Culture Nomad (CBC), Benevolent Dictator, Author, Photographer, Dog Sledder, self committed member (and founder) of The Asylum for Art, all ’round nice guy and graw as … (Tracy A Smith), has toured extensively across Canada and abroad performing primarily Classical Guitar. To this date, he has recorded 2 Cd’s of Classical guitar and published 5 collections of books on guitar theory and practice. Today, when not in the mountains being pulled around by his 4 rowdy hounds, Scott devotes his time to teaching and as the inmate administrator of the Asylum for Art where art is freely expressed, studied and expanded and where no one is left behind.

Ms. Toncheva obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance jointly from the University of Lethbridge and the University of British Columbia in 2018. She enjoys being immersed in Calgary’s rich musical community, offering her services both as a performer and as a teacher. She is currently serving as concertmaster of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra, is a founding member of contemporary string ensemble Stringendo, and regularly performs with Symphony of the Kootenays, Kamloops Symphony Orchestra and other orchestral and chamber ensembles throughout Southern Alberta and BC. Eva is currently the violin teacher on faculty at the Asylum for Art. When her violin is in its case, she enjoys climbing the Rocky Mountains and practicing mindfulness meditation.