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.
THE VOICE | Isabel Bayrakdarian: "As a bird, I no longer like sitting on top of the tree"
By Neil Crory on November 25, 2014
Bayrakdarian’s obsession with Spain – Madrid in particular – is deep-seated. It seems to be in her blood. In fact, she has a passion for all things Spanish – its music, its dance, its language, its food; its culture;… Locals have told her that she even looks like a Madrileña.
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)...
LINES OF ENQUIRY | The Future of Notation Software
Daniel Spreadbury is Product Marketing Manager for Steinberg’s in-house scoring application. I had the opportunity to chat with him briefly about the ongoing development of computer music standards in the wake of the digital humanities movement, the challenge of building great software, and the future of digital music notation. Learn more about the application’s development at blog.steinberg.net, and follow Daniel @dspreadbury.
PROFILE | Helene Schneiderman: Mezzo in Focus
By Joseph So on February 20, 2016
American mezzo Helene Schneiderman reflects on her life as a child of Holocaust survivors, a singer, a wife, and a mother.
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.
ZERO IN | Anna Christy: "All singers hit that wall. You either come back, or you don’t"
By Joseph So on January 16, 2018
Ahead of her role as Gilda in the Canadian Opera Company's Rigoletto, the American soprano Anna Christy shares her thoughts on the fine art of balancing career and family.
Q&A | 26 Questions for Richard Reed Parry
Born in Toronto, Richard Reed Parry grew up in a household full of a medieval music and a capella singing. After moving to Montreal, he studied music and dance at Concordia University, and while there, co-founded the indie rock band, Arcade Fire
. Between his busy schedule with the band, Parry recently returned to his roots as a composer – releasing his debut chamber music CD Heart and Breath
with Deutsche Grammophon
last June, 2014. The album features yMusic, Kronos Quartet, Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner. Heart and Breath
is available on iTunes