Q&A | 11 Questions for Anne-Sophie Mutter
German-born, Anne-Sophie Mutter is one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time. At the age of 13 she performed as a soloist at the renowned Salzburg Festival, under conductor Herbert von Karajan. Two years later, she made her recording debut with Karajan, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Besides being an interpreter of traditional classical repertoire, she is a avid supporter of contemporary music. She has premiered works by Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn and Wolfgang Rihm. After going on to win four Grammy Awards and countless prizes, she founded The Mutter Virtuosi -- a group made up of some of the best alumni of the Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation.
PROFILE | Soile Isokoski: The Artist as Teacher
By Joseph So on July 16, 2015
Finnish lyric soprano Soile Isokoski shares her thoughts on her art and the passing her wisdom and experience to the next generation.
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 | 6 Questions for Alexander Shelley
Interview with Alexander Shelley, announced as NAC Orchestra Music Designate in October 2013.
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.
PROFILE | Dorothy Sandler-Glick: Portrait Of A Woman of Valour
Though it has been 15 years since her last public performance, Sandler-Glick has a powerful pianistic legacy at her fingertips.
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 | 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 | 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.
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...