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Q&A | 43 Questions For Tenor Asitha Tennekoon

By Ludwig Van on June 19, 2017

Tenor Asitha Tennekoon takes on MT's Q&A, including the strangest road he's ever travelled, and the three composers he never wants to hear again.
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FEATURE | The Politics of Music Programming

By Michael Vincent on April 15, 2015

RCM’s Mervon Mehta explains the complexities of programming today’s media-savvy classical music performers
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Preview: Tafelmusik's Jeanne Lamon takes on opera Hercules with strength of 10 ordinary men

By John Terauds on January 19, 2012

Tonight marks the opening of Lamon conducting (from her concertmaster’s desk) a semi-staged concert of George Frideric Handel’s 1745 “musical drama” Hercules. It and Semele are the only two English-language operas he wrote (although there is no evidence that it was ever fully staged in his day).
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Q&A | 28 Questions for Sir James Galway

By Michael Vincent on October 20, 2014

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.
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Interview: Chris Donnelly on the joys of jazz collaboration versus classical loneliness at the piano

By John Terauds on April 23, 2013

Having nine pianists on the same bill is unusual enough. Having as many as six of them playing at the same time in a traditional concert setting is even crazier.
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Dec. 3 concert celebrates the hard work of getting Canadian musicians recognized here and abroad

By John Terauds on November 30, 2013

The local irony is an old one: We all know you can’t be a true Canadian star unless you have made it big somewhere else.
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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.
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Q&A | 39 Questions For Krisztina Szabó

By Michael Vincent on May 25, 2015

Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó answers our 39 questions.
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FEATURE | Stratford Summer Music Makes A Promise To Music

By Michael Vincent on June 17, 2016

While many festivals struggle for years establish themselves against dwindling attendance and funding, Stratford Summer Music seems somehow, to make it all look so easy.
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Q&A | 15 Questions For Lang Lang

By Ludwig Van on October 7, 2016

Renowned pianist Lang Lang answers 15 questions, including his role models, favourite concert halls, and his motto.
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