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THE SCOOP | COC Names Five Student Bows To Seventh Annual Orchestra Academy

By Michael Vincent on January 7, 2020

Members of the 2020 Orchestra Academy: (l-r) Isabel Lago, Ah Young Kim, John Sellick, Mansur Kadirov, and Peter Eratostene (Photos Courtesy of artists)

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) has named five students to the 2020 Orchestra Academy.

Headed by COC Music Director Johannes Debus, the program offers students first-hand professional experience working in an opera pit orchestra.

This year’s cohort includes five string students from The Glenn Gould School (Isabel Lago, Ah Young Kim, John Sellick, Mansur Kadirov) and one bass student from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music (Peter Eratostene).

The students will be paired up with orchestra mentors and gain professional performance experience, including participating in the COC’s upcoming production of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel.

Student mentors include COC orchestra members Marie Bérard and Dominique Laplante (first violins), Aaron Schwebel (second violin), and Catherine Gray (viola), Paul Widner (cello), and Tony Flynt (bass).

Other opportunities include:

• A recital of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel and select instrumental chamber works with artists of the COC Ensemble Studio on January 29 as part of the COC’s Free Concert Series.

• An introduction to the physicality of opera through sessions with the COC’s Performance Kinetics Consultant Jennifer Swan

• An exploration of the concept and themes of the opera with Hansel & Gretel Assistant Director and COC Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence Julie McIsaac.

• A behind-the-scenes tour of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts led by the COC Associate Technical Director Jake Gow to introduce players to the technical aspects of a production

The annual orchestra training intensive program takes place between January 16 – February 8, 2020.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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