Q&A | 6 Questions for Alexander Shelley
Interview with Alexander Shelley, announced as NAC Orchestra Music Designate in October 2013.
Q&A | 28 Questions for Sir James Galway
Nicknamed “The Man With the Golden Flute”, Sir James Galway is one of the most accomplished flautists in world. He has performed for Presidents, Popes, Emperors and Queens, and shared the stage with entertainers including Liza Minnelli and B. B. King, Pink Floyd and Jessye Norman. With over 70 recordings and 30 million albums sold, Sir James is a force to be reckoned with. In September 2014, he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Gramophone, and this fall, in celebration of Sir James’ 75th birthday, Sony Classical released The James Galway Complete RCA Album Collection, a 71-CD and 2-DVD collection. He has been honoured twice by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with The OBE in 1979 and again in 2001 with a Knighthood for his services to music. Most recently, Sir James has released an online series of lessons geared for flute students and music lovers available here.
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 | 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 | 20 Questions for Jeffrey Beecher
Did you know TSO Principal Bassist Jeffrey Beecher once stayed at a hotel with a Hello Kitty themed room and likes to wear Chuck Taylors? He is our kind of people.
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 | 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.
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 | 40 Questions for Andrew Burashko
After making his debut at the age of seventeen with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Burashko has become a fixture of the Canadian music scene. He has performed with nearly every major Canadian orchestra, and has become a favorite with conductors such as Marin Alsop, Andrew Davis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Pinchas Zukerman and many others...
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...