INTERVIEW | Reflections: Douglas McNabney Bids Farewell to Toronto Summer Music Festival
By Joseph So on May 16, 2016
TSMF’s departing Artistic Director Douglas McNabney, reflects on the past and looks to the future.
PROFILE | Orchestral Obsessions: In Conversation With Matthias Pintscher
Matthias Pintscher redefines the ego-driven approach to conducting and composition that has notoriously, and maybe unfairly, defined 20th-century classical music making.
PROFILE | Face-To-Face With Elizabeth DeShong
By Joseph So on April 26, 2016
In a wide-ranging, in-depth interview, the American mezzo shares her thoughts on her art and her life.
Q&A | A Few Minutes With Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley
Soprano Leslie Ann Bradley shares whose musical style she secretly covets, and that time she got a pair of shoes from Oprah.
Q&A | 28 Questions For Rosemarie Umetsu
Rosemarie Umetsu answers 28 questions, including the strangest place she's ever been, and things that make Toronto a great place to live.
PROFILE | Russell Hartenberger: You Can't Make Me Call It Minimalism
A jaunt through the history of the Steve Reich Ensemble, with original member, Russell Hartenberger.
INTERVIEW | Emily D’Angelo: "Stay grateful and remember that it's not about me"
By Joseph So on March 19, 2016
The fast-rising Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo shares her thoughts on being true to her music and herself.
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.
JOHN TERAUDS | One Pop Star’s Symphonic Rebuke to the Triumph of MP3 Audio
One of the ways to sum up the change in our relationship to recorded music over the past two decades is to call it the triumph of mobility over fidelity. John Terauds chats with Belgian musician Piet Goddaer about audio quality and transferring the immediacy of a live concert into recorded sound.
INTERVIEW | With One Voice: Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo
By Joseph So on October 6, 2015
Joseph So sits down for an in-depth interview with husband and wife team Ekaterina Siurina and Charles Castronovo. Both will be appearing in the upcoming COC production of Verdi's La traviata running October 8 - November 6, 2015.
Q&A | 21 Questions For Kirill Gerstein
Pianist Kirill Gerstein answers 21 questions, including his favourite drink, biggest phobia, and the best thing about being a pianist.