LEBRECHT LISTENS | Lucas Debargue (Sony)
★★★★ (out of five) Lucas Debargue: an inimitable pianist is here to stay.
THE SCOOP | Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy Founder Wins 2016 Betty Webster Award
The Orchestras Canada Betty Webster Award for 2016 has been awarded to John Gomez, founder and music director of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy (OYOA).
LIZSTS | 5 Amazing Child Prodigies
There is something miraculous when exceptional talent emerges in a child. There is even a special word for it — prodigy — which some comes with as much expectations, as much as it does wonderment.
RECORD KEEPING | The Unpredictable Rufus Wainwright
Multi-talented? No doubt about it. In over his head? Sometimes. Nonetheless, one of the most creative and unpredictable composer-performers in our midst today.
SCRUTINY | TSO Loses Some Sleep With R.E.M.'s Mike Mills
"I’m still a rock star," I tell myself as I take my vitamin and go to bed by 9 p.m. But once a year, the Toronto Symphony present a late night concert that makes losing some sleep worth it.
THE SCOOP | Canadian Opera The Bells Of Baddeck Wins Parks Canada CEO Award Of Excellence
By Joseph So on June 18, 2016
The Bells of Baddeck, an opera on the lives of Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell by Canadian composer Dean Burry has won the Parks Canada CEO Award of Excellence (Visitor Experience Category), at a ceremony held in Gatineau, Quebec on June 13, 2016.
FEATURE | Stratford Summer Music Makes A Promise To Music
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.
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Trios And Viola Sonata (Decca)
The latest from Vladimir Ashkenazy featuring three works that span Shostakovich's entire creative life. "Caustic rhythms that sear into the listener’s conscience."
THE SCOOP | Soundstreams Names Ben Dietschi Executive Director
After serving as Interim General Manager of Soundstreams for the past six months, Ben Dietschi has been officially appointed Executive Director of Soundstreams.
PREVIEW | Tafelmusik Goes Au Natural At The Hearn For Luminato
By Ieva Lucs on June 16, 2016
The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra prepares to take the stage at The Hearn, acoustically naked but unafraid.
THE SCOOP | Honens Appoints Neil Edwards As New President
The Honens International Piano Competition has today announced the appointment of Canadian Neil Edwards, as President.