PROFILE | 10 Things You May Not Know About Violinist Aisslinn Nosky
By Ludwig Van on April 16, 2015
One of Canada's foremost baroque violinists, Aisslinn Nosky shares ten things you might be surprised to know about her.
Q&A | 66 Questions for James Westman
Baritone James Westman answers 66 of life's most pressing questions, including his shoe of choice, and his favourite swearword.
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...
Q&A | 30 Questions for Alexander Neef
COC general director Alexander Neef answers our 30 questions, including his favourite drink: Single malt Scotch (of course).
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.
THE CLASSICAL TRAVELER | A Conversation with Leon Major
Many years ago, in 1979 to be exact, Leon Major and I worked together at the St. Lawrence Centre in Toronto. Leon was the General Manager and directed most of the plays, and I was the incoming director of music programming, succeeding Franz Kraemer. For me it was a great opportunity to broaden my approach to music programming. I was to continue my work as music director at CJRT-FM and as conductor of the CJRT Radio Orchestra, but with Leon I could see new challenges. Alas, it was not to be. After ten years of working together, Leon and his board were ready to part ways, and he left just after I arrived. Without Leon at the helm, the St. Lawrence Centre seemed far less idealistic and far less interested in taking artistic risks. I too soon moved on.
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).
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.
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...
Q&A | 30 Questions for James Ehnes
Grammy Award Winner James Ehnes is one of Canada's most beloved violinists. He has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, and appears regularly with some of the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. He has an incredibly large discography of over 35 recordings featuring music ranging from J.S. Bach to John Adams.