INTERVIEW | Passion And Creativity: Conversations With Brian Finley
By Joseph So on June 3, 2016
"I’m not an aggressively bizarre composer, but I’m colourful." Composer-pianist Brian Finley chats about his new opera, The Pencil Salesman, premiering this June at The Westben Arts Festival.
Q&A | 20 Questions for Aaron Gervais
Announced last week, Soundstreams has unleashed their second SoundMakers Composer in Residence. This year Edmonton-born, Aaron Gervais will be joining the Toronto-based contemporary music presenters and writing a new commission for four digitally prepared vocalists. No stranger to Toronto, Aaron has worked with Tapestry New Opera, G27 Orchestra and Toca Loca. He’s also a great blogger, and will be writing about his progress with Soundstreams...
Q&A | 24 Questions For Elinor Frey
Cellist Elinor Frey answers 24 questions, including her favourite films and the luckiest moments of her life.
FIVE MINUTES | On Reaching Beyond With Rose Bolton
With this series, we push some of Toronto’s best composers to the centre stage and pry into their creative practice. This week, we meet Rose Bolton.
FEATURE | Richard Kogan: “Resilience is a Skill, You Can Practice It"
Merger of master pianist and master psychiatrist makes Richard Kogan a powerful role model.
PROFILE | Artist in Focus: Charlotte Burrage
By Joseph So on May 13, 2015
For mezzo Charlotte Burrage, May 15th 2015 will mark her COC main-stage debut in a lead role, as the spunky and mischievous Rosina in The Barber of Seville...
PROFILE | The Tattooed Luthier: New Life in Young Hands
Leyland Hiphner wasn’t happy, and that changed everything. The 6’4” B.C. native sits at his workbench doing a general set up of a violin at Geo. Heinl & Co. Ltd.
Q&A | 40 Questions For William Norris
Newly minted Tafelmusik Managing Director William Norris answers some of lifes most pressing questions, including his strangest talent. You'll never guess.
Q&A | 39 Questions For Krisztina Szabó
Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó answers our 39 questions.
PROFILE | COC Debut Artist Bass-Baritone Josef Wagner
By Joseph So on February 1, 2016
In a wide-ranging interview, the Austrian bass-baritone talks about his life and his career.