THE SCOOP | Jon Kimura Parker Named Artistic Director of Honens Piano Competition
Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition has announced the appointment of pianist Jon Kimura Parker as Artistic Director beginning January 2018.
SCRUTINY | Tafelmusik Delivers Musical Thrills With Baroque Diva Karina Gauvin
Tafelmusik Orchestra’s “Baroque Diva” concert program at Koerner Hall a many layered thrill.
SCRUTINY | Dmitry Masleev: How A Piano Recital Ought To Be
Part curiosity, part affirmation, what does the decidedly best pianist in the world sound like? In a word: brilliant.
RECORD KEEPING | The Montréal Guitare Trio Never Sounded So Good
Apart from the limited success of the Manual de Falla transcriptions, and the rather short playing time of the CD, Danzas is yet another impressive addition to the Montréal Guitare Trio’s CD anthology.
SCRUTINY | U of T Opera’s Imeneo Offers Fine Musical Qualities And Unconventional Staging
By Joseph So on March 20, 2017
UofT Opera takes an unconventional staging approach to Handel's obscure Imeneo, but was it worth it?
LEBRECHT LISTENS | Jonas Kaufmann's Mahler Admirable, But Misguided
This is one of those treasurable major-label releases, made with the best of intentions, in which everything turns out wrong.
SCRUTINY | RCM'S La Cecchina Not Exactly A Cakewalk
By Joseph So on March 16, 2017
RCM Glenn Gould School Opera Program offers A bare-bones and functional La cecchina, but also a vehicle for some serious talent.
RECORD KEEPING | It's All In The Oboes
Albrecht Mayer offers a well-chosen selection of compositions near flawlessly executed by one of the foremost oboists of our time.
SCRUTINY | Another Brick in the Wall Opera An Immersive Ride
Opéra de Montréal’s Another Brick in the Wall repacked as a classical rock opera works surprisingly well.