Depkat taught 1971-4 at the University of Richmond, Va, where she was a member of the university quartet-in-residence and principal cellist of the Richmond SO. She played 1972-4 in the Ararat Trio in Kitchener, Ont, and toured as soloist in 1973 with the NACO through northern Ontario. She was principal cellist 1974-5 of the Icelandic Broadcasting SO in Reykjavik (where she taught at the College of Music) and 1975-7 of the Stratford Ensemble (Canadian Chamber Ensemble) and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. She taught 1975-7 and 1980-2 at Wilfrid Laurier University, 1976-82 at McGill University, and 1980-2 at the University of Ottawa. She returned 1982-4 as principal cello of the Kitchener-Waterloo SO, then was assistant principal of the Hamilton Philharmonic. She taught 1985-7 at Wilfrid Laurier University and at the University of Waterloo. Depkat was principal cello 1988-9 of the Calgary Philharmonic, then was principal cello in Toronto for the Phantom of the Opera orchestra, and also, for part of the 1990-1 season, for the COC orchestra. She has taught privately (except while in Calgary), ran a children's summer music camp - Celli at Sundance - in Dwight, Ont (1981-9), served at the Courtenay Youth Music Centre (1985-8) and the Nova Scotia String Music Camp in Dartmouth, NS (1988), and performed in 1988 in solo recitals at the International Workshop for Strings. She gave the Canadian premieres of Ginastera's Serenata (Vancouver 29 May 1975) and Penderecki's Capriccio for solo cello (Guelph Spring Festival 8 May 1976, in a concert under the composer's direction). Depkat commissioned Kluane by Peter Ware, which she performed on her 1982 solo tour of Europe.
Author Clifford Ford
Kodály - Neikrug - Hindemith. 1977. Aquitaine MS-90504
Schubert - Tartini - Boccherini - Bloch - Joachim Sonata. Brough piano. 1970. CBC SM-113
Schubert Sonata in A Minor 'Arpeggione' - Brahms Sonata in F. Armenian piano. Aquitaine 1975. MS-90354
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