INTERVIEW | A Conversation With Met Audition Winner Kirsten MacKinnon
By Joseph So on March 23, 2017
Kirsten MacKinnon in conversation about winning the coveted Met Auditions, and the steps that got her there.
INTERVIEW | The Royal Voice Of Soprano Karina Gauvin
By Joseph So on March 21, 2017
Soprano Karina Gauvin shares her thoughts on her upcoming performance with Tafelmusik, working with the late the Alan Curtis, and reuniting with conductor Rodolfo Richter.
INTERVIEW | Drawing Outside The Lines With "don’t shoot the pianist" Creator Eugene Chan
How does someone go from Microsoft software engineer to classical music cartoonist? We find out.
INTERVIEW | Pavlo Hunka And The Ukrainian Art Song Summer Institute
By Joseph So on March 11, 2017
The Ukrainian bass-baritone Pavlo Hunka talks about his passion for bringing the Ukrainian Art Song to the world.
CANADA MOSAIC | Owen Pallett Just Writes The Music
Owen Pallett chats about career, co-curating the New Creations Festival, and why he thinks hierarchical distinctions between genres is ridiculous.
INTERVIEW | Why Daniel Okulitch Is Not Afraid Of New Music
By Joseph So on March 7, 2017
Canadian bass-baritone chats about his love of singing new music, including his collaboration with composer Owen Pallett for the TSO's New Creations Festival.
INTERVIEW | Talking Conductors and Composers With Hannu Lintu
Paul Robinson chats with Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu about music, his training and his forthcoming appearance with the TSO.
INTERVIEW | Dean Burry On Why An Opera About Confronting Bullies Is Just What We Need Right Now
Musical Toronto chats with CCOC Artistic Director Dean Burry, about the inspiration to perform Brundibár and the challenges it provokes.
INTERVIEW | Die Winterreise: Adrianne Pieczonka’s Schubertian Journey
By Joseph So on February 13, 2017
A story to be told: Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka shares her thoughts on scaling the Mount Everest of Song Cycles, while our interviewer falls and dislocates his right shoulder in the process.
FEATURE | Pondering The Direction Of Canadian Classical Music
A commemoration of classical music in Canada with contributions by pianist Jamie Parker, Tony Yike Yang and Darren Creech.