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.
Q&A | 22 Questions for Teng Li
TSO Principle Violist Teng Li answers our 22 questions, including her surprising (and impressive) answer to her strangest talent.
FEATURE | The Politics of Music Programming
RCM’s Mervon Mehta explains the complexities of programming today’s media-savvy classical music performers
PROFILE | Serena Malfi: The Voice of Spring
By Joseph So on April 6, 2015
Musical Toronto's Joseph So catches up with Italian mezzo Serena Malfi, who is in Toronto for COC's spring 2015 production of Barber of Seville...
FEATURE | David Lang: Whispering Secrets of the Internet Age
From his irreverent early work with Bang on a Can in the late 1980’s, to his more recent appointment as professor of composition at Yale University, David Lang juggles a dual role as an iconoclast and respected new music figure...
ULTIMATE MAVERICK | Interview with Composer Georg Friedrich Haas: Video
Kicking off the first a six part video interview series for Musical Toronto called Ultimate Maverick, Canadian composer, Vincent Ho sits down for an exclusive interview with the internationally renowned Austrian composer, Georg Friedrich Haas...
THE VOICE | Isabel Bayrakdarian: "As a bird, I no longer like sitting on top of the tree"
By Neil Crory on November 25, 2014
Bayrakdarian’s obsession with Spain – Madrid in particular – is deep-seated. It seems to be in her blood. In fact, she has a passion for all things Spanish – its music, its dance, its language, its food; its culture;… Locals have told her that she even looks like a Madrileña.
FITS & BURSTS | The Isabel: The Perilous Life of a Newborn Concert Hall
No one is quite sure how it happens, but after years of ‘trying’ – often with the help of artificial insemination, conception occurs, and a new bouncing ballroom is born into existence. Before you know it, they are old enough to get a licence to sell alcohol in the lobby.