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The Folks Behind it All – Musical Toronto profile, November 2014

Published on MusicalToronto.com, November 11, 2014, Michael Vincent, editor View the Profile on MusicalToronto.com Ann Summers Dossena | Founder/Director Eleanor Friedland | President Clarice Carson | Vice-President John Lopes | Treasurer Sheila Rose | Secretary Linda Litwack | Communications Steven J. Gray | Legal Counsel Charles Osborne | Member at Large About For the jazz…

TWO SINGERS RECEIVE “CAREER BLUEPRINTS”

Soprano Natalya Gennadi and mezzo-soprano Marjorie Maltais have been named recipients of a “Career Blueprint”, valuable and essential materials for opera singers offered by the National Opera America Center. The Center, in New York, is a colleague of the Toronto-based International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA), a service organization for Canada’s musicians. Gennadi and…

Great Memories Listen the live streamed Canada Day concert in Rome July 2013

from the Accademia Filarmonica Romana with soprano Jana Miller, pianist Jordan de Souza, clarinetist Kornel Wolak, violinist Guillaume Tardif and the Borealis String Quartet. 8 Canadians made Roman debuts, several Canadian composers had European and Roman premieres. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2eWmNE1as4

These are letters received from the participants of THE SAVVY MUSICIAN Workshop. 2016

“Congratulations on yet another fantastic IRCPA event. You continue to inspire with the depth of presenter and participant that you are able to track. And I thank you for the honor of introducing Margaret Lioi.  She is magnificent. I am so sorry that I have to run out before the program ended…. I feel privileged to…

Why Ann Summers Dossena Refuses To Let Your Music Career Down

Sara Schabas interview Ann Summer Dossena for Ludwig Van Toronto  It’s hard to find someone with more knowledge about making it in the classical music business than Ann Summers Dossena. “When you’re out of school and starting a career, is when you need help the most,” imparts Dossena, a former artists’ manager and concert presenter, as…

Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors.

The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico. Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors beginning December 1, 2016. The announcement came during a productive two-day State visit to…

MAZZOLENI SONGMASTERS SERIES 2016-17

with Monica Whicher and Rachel Andrist. Opens October 23rd with NATHALIE PAULIN, continues February 17 with ADRIANNE PIECZONKA. Read more...

Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico hosts This Is My Music on CBC Radio2

If you didn't hear the broadcast of the CBC program with Pianist Christina Petrowska Quilico as host of This Is My Music, here's the link.

Apply now or reserve your seat for the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy

September 1 to 14, 2017 Aida Giuseppe Verdi After last years' thrilling work on Falstaff and La Traviata, Riccardo Muti has again chosen Giuseppe Verdi for the 2017 edition, this time focusing on Aida. Riccardo Muti will be working on the piano, on the podium and with the orchestra to go straight to the opera's heart in close contact…

Auditions: from Rob Knopper’s blog, member of Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

Read important audition preparation and philosophy. It's inspiring! Singers note how Shenghua prepares by reading the story of each opera he plays! Want to know how Shenghua Hu won 2 Met auditions in two years? He played mock auditions for his cats. Well, that’s not the whole story, of course. but he did do that.…

Congratulations to Nikki Chooi.

Nikki Chooi named Metropolitan Opera concertmaster The Metropolitan Opera announced Thursday that its next concertmaster would be the young Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi, who has appeared with orchestras around the world and played last season with the eclectic, genre-bending string trio Time for Three,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (7/7) New York Times. “Mr. Chooi,…