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.
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 | 28 Questions For Rosemarie Umetsu
Rosemarie Umetsu answers 28 questions, including the strangest place she's ever been, and things that make Toronto a great place to live.
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 | 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.
Q&A | 20 Questions for James Parker
James Parker is a one of Toronto’s true musical gems. He is at once a soloist, a chamber musician, and pianist with an incredible facility for both chamber music and solo performance. He is a founding member of Canada’s premiere ensemble, the Gryphon Trio. He has performed with nearly every major orchestra in Canada, including, the Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Quebec City, Edmonton, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He has won a total of three JUNO Recording Awards, and is an Associate Professor, and Rupert E. Edwards Chair in Piano Performance at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
PROFILE | Face-To-Face With Elizabeth DeShong
By Joseph So on April 26, 2016
In a wide-ranging, in-depth interview, the American mezzo shares her thoughts on her art and her life.
Q&A | 20 Questions for Stewart Goodyear
Just mentioning the name, Stuart Goodyear around Toronto and people perk-up. To call him a pianist really doesn't cut it. He's more of a one man phenomenon - a piano superhero of sorts.
Goodyear began his training at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, and has become a go-to soloists for orchestras around the world, including Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra (just to name a few)...
Q&A | 40 Questions for Andrew Burashko
After making his debut at the age of seventeen with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Burashko has become a fixture of the Canadian music scene. He has performed with nearly every major Canadian orchestra, and has become a favorite with conductors such as Marin Alsop, Andrew Davis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Pinchas Zukerman and many others...
THE VOICE | Gianandrea Noseda Tells All
By Neil Crory on December 3, 2014
The dynamic Italian conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, needs little introduction to Torontonians. Since his local debut in April 2002, he has conducted nearly a dozen programmes with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. For his upcoming appearance, however, Noseda is bringing his own orchestra and chorus from the Teatro Regio Torino in Italy, together with twelve soloists for a single, not-to-be-missed performance of Rossini's epic William Tell (or, more appropriately, Guglielmo Tell).