The Canadian John Estacio is one of the leading and most successful composers of his country. The 52-year-old completed a trumpet concerto this season commissioned by 19 Canadian orchestras. He has been composer-in-residence at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Calgary Opera and at Pro Coro Canada. During the last decade, Estacio has composed four operas, the most recent one being Ours in 2016. His first opera, Filumena, was produced in Calgary and Banff in 2003. It was subsequently broadcast by the Canadian network CBC; the Canadian postal service honoured the work in 2017 by releasing a commemorative stamp. Estacio’s range is broad and includes music for King Arthur’s Camelot for Cincinnati Ballet as well as a triple concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra (2012), the sketches for which morphed into his most successful orchestral work, Frenergy. For his compatriot, the successful Wagner tenor Ben Heppner, Estacio wrote an orchestral version of Sibelius songs.