Annabelle Chvostek is a Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer whose work pushes the boundaries between the worlds of folk, jazz, early swing, and contemporary sounds. She has released six full-length solo recordings,composed music for dance and film, and co-conducted/co-arranged her original material for choral performances.
Annabelle’s most recent project, String of Pearls, is a collection of songs and videos in collaboration with Canadian and Uruguayan musicians, producers, filmmakers, dancers, and actors. It was recorded and co-produced in Toronto and Montevideo, and has been featured on Putumayo World Music, Pop Matters, JAZZIZ and CBC-TV. She is currently composing the score for the feature documentary film, Tranzicija (Transition), directed by Tamara Vukov, and has composed multiple scores for NYC-based dance company, Drastic Action, including the 2018 piece The Bind.
Annabelle has collaborated with award-winning producers David Travers-Smith, Fernando Rosa, Roma Baran and Vivian Stoll, and with musicians such as Bruce Cockburn, Mary Gauthier, Bruce Molsky, and members of the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra.She is a former member of the band The Wailin’ Jennys, and her music has been nominated for JUNO Awards and Canadian Folk Music Awards.