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 | 25 Questions For Stacie Dunlop
Soprano Stacie Dunlop answers 25 questions, including her default drink of choice, the strangest place she's ever been, and the thing that makes her happiest.
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 | 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 | 20 Questions For Andrew Haji
Tenor Andrew Haji answers 20 questions including the things that make Toronto a great place to live, and his default drink of choice.
THE VOICE | The Cult of Magda
By Neil Crory on January 31, 2015
Born in 1910, Olivero made her professional operatic debut in Turin in 1933, at the age of 23. Within a few years, she had established herself as one of Italy's hottest new talents, securing her reputation over the next few years by singing everything from Lauretta (her debut role), to heavier roles such as Cio-Cio San, Mimi, Manon Lescaut, and even Elsa. In the 1939/40 season, she also added Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur to her repertoire – a role which was to play an important part in her 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 | 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.
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 | Russell Hartenberger: You Can't Make Me Call It Minimalism
A jaunt through the history of the Steve Reich Ensemble, with original member, Russell Hartenberger.