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THE SCOOP | Canadian Rolston String Quartet Wins 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition

By Michael Vincent on September 5, 2016

The Rolston String Quartet upsets front-runners Tesla and Castalian String Quartet at BISQC 2016.
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BANFF 2016 | Dover Quartet Offers 9 Career Tips For A Young Quartet

By Michael Vincent on September 3, 2016

Dover Quartet violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt offers pro tips for a career in a string quartet.
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COFFEE BREAK | Afiara Quartet & DJ Skratch Bastid Perform At TEDxToronto 2015

By Musical Toronto on March 17, 2016

Find what happens when four composers, a string quartet (Afiara Quartet) and a renowned scratch DJ (Skratch Bastid) converge at TEDxToronto.
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RECORD KEEPING | New Orford String Quartet: Brahms String Quartets

By John Terauds on February 15, 2016

This music has been compelling fresh ears for nearly a century-and-a-half and, fortunately for anyone fond of Brahms’ compositions, the New Orford Quartet has put together an equally compelling case for their own interpretations.
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SCRUTINY | New World, New Venue, New Community

By Robin Roger on July 19, 2015

Toronto Summer Music Academy takes over the AGO for an all Dvorak program.
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SCRUTINY | 21C Music Festival: DJ Skratch Bastid and Afiara Quartet – Something Extraordinary

By Michael Vincent on May 24, 2015

The RCM’s 21C Music Festival presented one of the most attention-grabbing concerts of the year – a collaboration between a string quartet, a scratch DJ and four emerging composers.
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CONCERT REVIEW | The Juilliard String Quartet Keep Beethoven Modern

By Colin Eatock on January 10, 2015

The Juilliard String Quartet played at the Jane Mallet Theatre on Thursday evening – bringing with them a chilly program for a chilly January night. The program was part of Music Toronto’s Contemporary Classics series...
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Emerson clears the air at Toronto Summer Music Festival opener

By Michael Vincent on July 24, 2014

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Exclusive: VIA Rail hassles Canadian string quartet en route to Toronto

By Michael Vincent on May 28, 2014

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It seems an endless tale of woe for musicians beleaguered for traveling with their valuable instruments on planes. But according to one of Canada’s premiere contemporary music ensembles, the Bozzini Quartet, trains are just as difficult.
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Toronto classical concert and opera picks for April 8 to April 13, 2014

By Michael Vincent on April 8, 2014

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8 Tuesday

  • Canadian Opera Company plus performers from Opera Atelier, with host Marshall Pynkoski at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Noon. Free
Co-artistic director Marshall Pynkoski, and Opera Atelier will present Lully’s unrestrained mythical musical tragedy Persée. The work features a heroic Perseus who battles the grisly Medusa to rescue princess Andromeda from her horrendous fate. What’s not to like? Info here.
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Toronto Classical concert picks for March 10, to March 16, 2014

By admin on March 10, 2014

10 Monday

  • Cecilia String Quartet with Stacie Dunlop and Shauna Rolston. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building. 7 p.m. $10-40
The Cecilia String Quartet return to their stomping grounds tonight with Schoenberg’s vibrant String Quartet No. 2, and American composer, Ed Harsh’s Down from Heaven, featuring guest soprano Stacie Dunlop. The program also includes Schubert’s String Quintet in C with cellist, Shauna Rolston. Info here.
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Toronto Classical concert picks for March 3, to March 9, 2014

By Michael Vincent on March 3, 2014

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Michael Vincent has worked as a senior editor for La Scena Musicale and web editor for Norman Lebrecht. On January 21, 2014, he went to lunch and left as the publisher of Musical Toronto. Later that year he found himself as a freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star, the former employer of his favourite author Ernest Hemingway. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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