Being a professional classical musician can be expensive, especially for string players. In comes the Musical Instrument Bank Competition that offers musicians the chance to match their extraordinary talents with world-class instruments and bows which would otherwise be out of reach.
As we fast approach the end of the 2017-18 concert season, Toronto welcomes the fifth edition of its 21C Music Festival this week. This year’s ambitious and colourful programming promises both the friendliness and the boldness of our contemporary music scene.
Where most post-secondary schools have long since abandoned serious music education, and summer programs provide only seasonal work, the TSYO offers young musicians the experience orchestral life all year round.