Charles Richard-Hamelin plays Music in the Afternoon May 4 in his first solo Toronto recital. “I’m looking forward to my proper Toronto recital debut,” he said in a recent note to past president and Career Development Award chair Annette Sanger.

Annette presented Charles with first prize in April 2015 when he won the Career Development Award 10th Anniversary competition in Walter Hall.

That same year he went on to win silver in the International Fryderyk Chopin Competition in Warsaw and the Krystian Zimerman award for the best sonata at the competition.

Listen to Charles at the Chopin competition




  Canadian soprano and long time WMCT member Jean Edwards said farewell to the stage recently in a fund-raising concert at the Heliconian Hall. For her surprise finale Jean dressed as a ballerina complete with tutu sang the piece made famous by the British comedienne Beatrice Lillie, “There are Fairies at the Bottom of Our Garden”.  … Continue Reading

Tuning Your Mind Speaker – April 6 Pre- concert lecture at 12:15 pm Dr. Robin Elliott, Professor of Musicology who holds the Jean A. Chambers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto will present the Tuning Your Mind lecture before the Aizuri Quartet concert on April 6. The lecture is in Walter Hall at 12:15… Continue Reading

After many years at 56 The Esplanade, the WMCT office moved into new digs on a wickedly cold and rainy March 18.  Now sharing space with the National Youth Orchestra, the new address is: 59 Adelaide St. E. Suite 500, Toronto, On M5C 1K6 Phones remain the same: 416-923-7052 And concerts are still in the… Continue Reading

Aizuri cellist wins 2016 Washington Award Aizuri Quartet cellist Karen Ouzounian has been awarded the 2016 Washington Award by the S & R Foundation. See Karen in Toronto when the Aizuri quartet plays Music in the Afternoon April 6. Toronto-born, Karen has been described as “radiant and “expressive” by the New York Times. She is a… Continue Reading

Myriam Blardone, harp and piano, winner of the WMCT Centennial Scholarship in 2016/17 has told us of four upcoming performances. March 3  at a Canadian Music Competition fundraiser, she is playing a solo harp piece – Remenyi Music, 210 Bloor West  7 pm. March 31 –  she’ll perform her third year solo piano recital in Father… Continue Reading