The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) served young professional musicians both instrumental and vocal, in Canada, for 40 years from 1981 to 2021. For several decades the IRCPA produced ‘Encounters’ with major international iconic mentors and young musicians and performers, and live performances composed of those young musicians working and learning with veteran performers. Videos and photographic archives of these Encounters are available on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, and can be accessed for everyone to enjoy or for research purposes.
Videos include concerts, interviews, encounters with mentors, including: Joan Dornemann, Nico Castel, Adrianne Pieczonka, Brett Polegato, Sondra Radvanovsky, Alexander Neef, Tomson Highway, Sheila Jordan and Ori Degan, among others. Debra Chandler interviews with singers/teachers/artists’ managers/during pandemic of 2020-22.
Photos of Encounters 1983-2023, include those with Renata Scotto, Regina Resnick, Clarice Carson, Louis Quilico, Ermanno Mauro, Simonetta Puccini, Dame Eva Turner, Colin Graham, Leon Major, Irving Guttman, among others.