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.
INTERVIEW | Peter Oundjian On The Eve Of Saying Goodbye
Is the TSO underrated?“Absolutely, yes." Peter Oundjian sits down for an in-depth and candid interview on the ups and downs of his 14 years reign as Music Director of the Toronto Symphony.
FEATURE | Richard Kogan: “Resilience is a Skill, You Can Practice It"
Merger of master pianist and master psychiatrist makes Richard Kogan a powerful role model.
Q&A | 14 Questions For Peter Oundjian
Did you know Peter Oundjian wishes he could play the Electric guitar? TSO conductor Peter Oundjian, answers our 14 questions.
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.
PROFILE | Serena Malfi: The Voice of Spring
By Joseph So on April 6, 2015
Musical Toronto's Joseph So catches up with Italian mezzo Serena Malfi, who is in Toronto for COC's spring 2015 production of Barber of Seville...
PROFILE | Mandle Cheung: The Toronto Tech Entrepreneur Who Bought Himself An Orchestra
A portrait of Mandle Cheung and the 90-member philharmonic orchestra he created to help rekindle his love of classical music.
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?
Q&A | 20 Questions for Aprile Millo
After filling in for an indisposed soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in 1984, Aprile Millo got her big break as Amelia, in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. The reviews rolled in, calling her “the Verdi soprano we’ve all be waiting for.” Performing in over 160 performances across 15 different, she has since gone on to become one of the most essential spinto sopranos of our time. She has performed alongside Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Ben Heppner, Herbert von Karajan, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, and Giuseppe Sinopoli (to name a few). Franco Zeffirelli chose her as the singing voice of Elizabeth Taylor in the bio film, “Young Toscanini”. Her career has been nothing short of remarkable, and based upon a single foundation: her voice.
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.