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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,…

INFORMANCE November 2nd, 2016 Contact Ontario

Peterborough, ON. Canada Musical Artists who are newcomers to Canada will have the opportunity of being introduced in concert. Those wishing to participate in showcasing must send in materials as soon as possible to the IRCPA, 43 Bright Street, Toronto M5A 3H5, or telephone 416.362.1422. Auditions may be necessary. These events are in collaboration with…

CAREER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP Contact Ontario.

Peterborough, ON. Canada November 2nd, 2016 More information: Ontariocontact.ca