Recent “graduates” of the competition include soprano Jenavieve Moore, who recently made her BBC début and is now singing on concert stages in Europe. Pianist Annie Zhou has gone on to perform with the Montreal, Minnesota, and Toronto Symphonies.
Since announcing his retirement from the stage last April, (due to an "unreliability" in his voice), Canadian tenor, Ben Heppner seemed content with maintaining his role as announcer for CBC II's radio program “Backstage with Ben Happner”. But the question remained – what of his singing? Is that really it?
What does it say about the state of Canada’s recording industry when eight seconds of digital noise accidentally released by a super star reaches #1 on the Canadian iTunes music charts? On Tuesday, Oct 21, American singer Taylor Swift released a title called “Track 3” on iTunes for $1.29. By the end of the day, it beat-out everyone (actual music), reaching #1...
I’ll let the Guardian tell the full story, below. From my perspective, this episode is like seeing someone wading into a river, declaring that it needs to stop flowing so he can get across without getting wet.
Sir Andrew Davis, who cut his artistic teeth as music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1974 to 1988, has made clear his preference for this world, the next world or Australia, by accepting the job of principal conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.