INTERVIEW | With One Voice: Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo
By Joseph So on October 6, 2015
Joseph So sits down for an in-depth interview with husband and wife team Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo. Both will be appearing in the upcoming COC production of Verdi's La traviata running October 8 - November 6, 2015.
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 | Christine Goerke: This Valkyrie Rocks! (Profile)
By Neil Crory on February 6, 2015
Those who have met and/or worked with the American dramatic soprano, Christine Goerke describe her as "fun to be with", "unassuming", "down to earth", "hard working", "a real charmer" - the furthest one can get from your stereotypical, card-carrying Valkyrie...
PROFILE | A Day In The Life Of TSO Principal Librarian Gary Corrin
Principal Librarian Gary Corrin takes us on behind the scenes tour of how scores get made and played at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Q&A | 21 Questions for Jonathan Crow
Hailing from Prince George, BC, Jonathan Crow has become one of Canada's leading violinists. After his studies at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, he moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. At age nineteen he graduated, and was made Concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - making history as the youngest concertmaster of a major North American orchestra. He joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 2011.
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 | The House That Piano Built: The Parkers
How did one family manage to produce a generation of musicians that have left such a discernible mark on the Canadian classical music community and the world of classical piano?
PROFILE | Orchestral Obsessions: In Conversation With Matthias Pintscher
Matthias Pintscher redefines the ego-driven approach to conducting and composition that has notoriously, and maybe unfairly, defined 20th-century classical music making.
Q&A | A Few Minutes With Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley
By Ludwig Van on April 25, 2016
Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley shares whose musical style she secretly covets, and that time she got a pair of shoes from Oprah.
Q&A | 20 Questions for Nurhan Arman
Maestro Nurhan Arman is the founding music director of Sinfonia Toronto - one of Canada's finest chamber orchestras made up of a core of 13 string players. The Armenian-born maestro has a busy career conducting throughout Europe and North America, as also has taught conducting, locally at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Arman has collaborated with André Laplante, Alexander Ghindin, Maria Kliegel, Measha Bruegergosman, Anton Kuerti, Janina Fialkowska, Lara St. John, Yuli Turovsky, Andrea Bacchetti, and many others. Here's what he had to say...