WMCT is supporting cellist Fiona Robson as a Chamber Music Institute Fellow of the Toronto Summer Music Academy. Check the TSMF Schedule for her performances at reGENERATION concerts, on July 13, 17, 20, 27 and 31. Fiona was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in 2016.
L’Atelier Grigorian, supporters of the WMCT Tuning Your Mind pre-concert lectures, will be leaving Yorkville in mid-June, continuing only as an on-line business at grigorian.com
From the Facebook page: ” From now until mid-June, our entire stock will be on sale and everything must go. Since most of our stock is a single copy of each item, these will be our last copies of thousands of rare, popular and otherwise unavailable titles.”
Her master class at UHS
The day before her Music in the Afternoon recital, Mariam gave a master class for advanced piano students at Unionville High School for the Arts. She listened to three young performers, then offered guidance and advice. One of them wrote:
“Learning under the tutelage of a great pianist is always a pleasure, but my master class with the fantastic Mariam Batsashvilli was an entirely different experience altogether.
A few months after receiving the 10th WMCT Career Development Award, Charles was the silver medalist and winner of the Krystian Zimerman award for the best sonata, at the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2015. He has just issued a CD of Chopin concertos, with Kent Nagano and the OSM.
The CD received immediate attention in the UK. Classic FM, the most important classical radio station in London,
Tomorrow is concert day, and that means program booklets, the banner, and lots more. It’s also Launch Day for the 122nd Season, 2019-2020, and that means brochures, subscription forms, and lots more. Diane, Jerri and Julia show they have the right stuff!
Blake (WMCT CDA 2018) and Charles (CDA 2015) are among the nominees for solo/chamber album of the year.
Complete JUNO 2019 list.
See the RCM listings for February 3, Sunday afternoon performances, by Blake at 1pm and Charles at 3pm.
Vivian sends her January 2019 Newsletter:
Happy New Year! 2018 was a busy year, with the premiere of my Earworms for orchestra, Shifting Landscapes for piano quartet for Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaique Project, and The Ice Is Talking for ice blocks and electronics commissioned by the Banff Centre. I’m also proud to have written on Motherhood and the Creative Process (According to Five Canadian Composers) which appeared in the blog Music on Main.
Blake Pouliot, 2018 WMCT Career Development Award winner, has been awarded the Canada Council’s Virginia Parker Prize. This $25,000 Prize is awarded to a musician, under the age of 32 who demonstrates outstanding talent, musicianship and artistic excellence and who makes a valuable contribution to artistic life in Canada and internationally.
Several WMCT CDA winners have been awarded this prize in earlier years: Shannon Mercer (2006), James Ehnes (1997),
The Toronto Summer Music Academy has announced its program for 2019. Two winners of the WMCT CDA will be mentors in its Chamber Music Institute: Yegor Dyachkov (cello, 2000) and Charles Richard-Hamelin (piano, 2015). They will coach ensembles and also perform with their students in reGENERATION concerts.
- Yegor Dyachkov
- Charles Richard-Hamelin
Katherine Moffat, trumpet; Frances Armstrong, piano; Alex Hetherington,
mezzo-soprano; and Abigail Bachelor, harp, performed at the Annual
General Meeting, September 27, 2018.