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INTERVIEW | Nico Muhly: Opera’s Renaissance Man

By Jennifer Liu on November 8, 2018

Nico Muhly chats about the Metropolitan Opera production of "Marnie", which will be broadcast to cities across Canada on November 10. Cinema-goers in all 10 provinces will be able to see Muhly's psycho-thriller live at their local Cineplex theatre — in high-definition.
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INTERVIEW | How An Iranian Musician Has Created A Revolution In Persian Classical Music

By Jennifer Liu on October 7, 2018

Hafez Nazeri’s Rumi Symphony Orchestra project with acclaimed Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri has become one of the most talked classical releases in recent times, resulting in a #1 spot on the Billboard charts. We chat with Nazeri about his creative journey, and the divide between past and present, which has been fraught with obstacles.
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ZERO IN | In Pursuit Of Accurate Arts Sector Data

By Jennifer Liu on May 24, 2018

Following our independent investigation on major errors in a federally funded study on salaries of arts administration staff last week, we found more needs to be done — from publishing reliable information that arts organizations may use to inform their operations, to working with a cross-section of industry players to shape funding policies.
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THE SCOOP | Federally Funded Arts Study Mistakes Positive Gains For Negative News

By Jennifer Liu on April 29, 2018

An independent investigation by Ludwig Van has revealed major errors in a federally funded study looking into the salaries of arts administration staff, resulting in a total reversal of the findings.
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INTERVIEW | Beatrice Rana: The Dressing Room Diaries

By Jennifer Liu on April 7, 2018

Ahead of her performance at Koerner Hall this Sunday, we caught up with the rising young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana back-stage for an informal interview that had sweet, fiery and pistachio tasting notes.
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THE SCOOP | Emily Kruspe Joins The Rolston String Quartet

By Jennifer Liu on March 29, 2018

The Rolston String Quartet announced that Emily Kruspe will be joining the ensemble as second violinist, replacing Jeff Dyrda.
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PRIMER | ‘Earworms’: An Insomniac Appetite For New Music

By Jennifer Liu on March 21, 2018

When it comes to new music, Vivian Fung doesn’t care about negative or positive press, so long as her pieces draw some kind of response. “Whether it’s positive or negative – it’s good to have ANY reaction.”
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CONVERSE | Claudia Chan On The Here And The Now In The Contemporary Piano Scene

By Jennifer Liu on March 3, 2018

Ottawa-born pianist Claudia Chan shares her journey into the heart of Cologne’s new music circles, and insight into a few markers to establishing a sparkling career.
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RUN DOWN | RCM 2018-19 Season Highlights: "There’s No Slumps In Here”

By Jennifer Liu on January 22, 2018

As Koerner Hall approaches its tenth birthday, Mervon Mehta is keeping things ever-fresh at the Royal Conservatory of Music. 
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THE SCOOP | Child Sex Offender Discovered In National Ballet’s Nutcracker Production

By Jennifer Liu on December 21, 2017

Details emerge about a well-known Toronto-based violinist and convicted sex offender who has been working alongside children as young as 6-years-old at the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada.
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