Formed in 1998, the Bennewitz Quartet is amongst the top international chamber ensembles today. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 2006 review: “… the music was remarkable not just for its clarity of structure, but for the beautiful tonal palette and purity of intonation in its execution. Only very rarely does one experience such skillfully crafted and powerful harmonies… Great art.” In 2019, the ensemble won the Classic Prague Award for Best Chamber Music Performance of the year. The Czech-based group has performed at Wigmore Hall,…Find out more »
Canadian soprano Jane Archibald’s artistry generates excitement at every appearance. Ms. Archibald’s dynamic career trajectory has taken her from her home country to San Francisco to the Vienna State Opera and major opera houses on both continents. Featured on multiple recordings, her first solo CD won the JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year and newly released recordings of Mozart and Messiaen are receiving rave reviews. “Coloratura soprano Jane Archibald was all vocal thunderbolts and lightning flashes” – The Arts Desk…Find out more »
Irish-Canadian mezzo, Wallis Giunta, has been named “Young Singer of the Year” in the 2018 International Opera Awards, “Young Artist of the Year” by The Arts Desk and “Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera.” She is a rising star, in demand internationally for her exquisite sound, effortless skill, and intelligent musicality. Her versatility extends from operatic Mozart to Kurt Weill cabaret, music theatre to the Metropolitan Opera. Her 2018/19 season included UK debuts with the BBC Proms and the Grange Festival as Mozart’s Cherubino, with the…Find out more »
Yun-Peng Zhao, violin Constance Ronzatti, violin Franck Chevalier, viola Pierre Morlet, cello Quatuor Diotima is one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world today. Formed by graduates of the Paris National Conservatory, the quartet’s name evokes a double musical significance: Diotima is at once an allegory of German romanticism and a rallying cry for the music of our time. Quatuor Diotima collaborates with the greatest composers of our time, and projects a new light onto the masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries. Awarded the European…Find out more »
Versatile violinist Andrew Wan is concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and a member of the acclaimed New Orford String Quartet. As a soloist, he has performed internationally under conductors such as Maxim Vengerov, Vasily Petrenko, appearing in recitals with the Juilliard String Quartet, Daniil Trifonov, and James Ehnes. His discography includes Grammy-nominated and JUNO Award-winning releases with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, the Metropolis Ensemble, and a live recording of Saint-Saëns three violin concertos with the OSM and Kent Nagano.…Find out more »
Beverley Johnston, percussion Aiyun Huang and Russell Hartenberger, percussion Susan Hoeppner, flutes Marc Djokic, violin Beverley Johnston is one of Canada’s superstar percussionist. Her exceptional stage presence, remarkable virtuosity, and insightful musicianship have established her reputation well beyond the borders of her native Canada. Performing frequently as a soloist and chamber musician, she has commissioned many works by leading Canadian composers many of which have become staples of the standard percussion repertory. Bev will be joined by some of her closest colleagues from the U of…Find out more »
The Dalí String Quartet’s passionate energy is poured into everything they do, generating critical and audience acclaim for their Classical Roots, Latin Soul motive. Anchored in both Venezuela’s El Sistema and American classical conservatory traditions, this exciting young quartet combines the best of both worlds, embracing imagination and excellence as central to its art form. Dalí’s members are award-winning solo and chamber artists who have appeared at Carnegie Hall, toured widely in Europe and Asia, and recorded for Dorian, Centaur, and Naxos. As a…Find out more »
One of Canada’s most promising young artists, in 2018 Blake Pouliot won both the Career Development Award from the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, and the Canada Council for the Arts Virginia Parker Prize. Described by the Toronto Star as, “One of those special talents that come along once in a lifetime,” and by Montreal’s La Presse as “Clearly. Absolutely. Undoubtedly virtuoso,” Blake is building a spectacular career performing in recital and with major orchestras. His recently recorded debut album of works by Ravel and Debussy and last year…Find out more »
Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” Recent high profile engagements include the Lucerne Festival, Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev, Berliner Symphoniker/Shambadal, and Detroit Symphony/Slatkin. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the…Find out more »
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