Ian Cusson Named as COC's New Composer-in-Residence

December 5, 2018
National

"The Canadian Opera Company Academy, a pioneering development program to foster young opera artists, creators and administrators, is piloting a new artistic development opportunity in 2019: the Composer-in-Residence program, for which Canadian composer Ian Cusson has been selected as the inaugural artist. Cusson begins his residency with the COC on August 19, 2019.

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Region: Atlantic
Catherine Little

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Violoncello

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StefanVidovic
Region: Ontario
Stefan Vidovic

Organization: Royal Conservatory of Music
Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Tenor, Piano

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Stefan Vidovic is a Serbo-Canadian tenor currently studying at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of voice teacher Monica Whicher and vocal coach Peter Tiefenbach. A graduate of the Arts Canterbury Dramatic Arts program, he received the Sunny Liston Dramatic Arts Award in 2016. His past roles include Glazier in Strindberg’s A DREAM PLAY; Shrek in SHREK: THE MUSICAL (CHS), and Luka/Yvan in J. Strauss’s DIE FLEDERMAUS (GGS).

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Cobourg composer to be honoured with 26-piece orchestra for 80th birthday

November 29, 2018
National

"COBOURG — Classical composer Michael Pepa, who will soon mark his 80th birthday, first picked up a violin when he was about six or seven.

Initially, it was his dad’s doing, but eventually, the instrument and music became his “lifeline,” says the founder and artistic director of the Les AMIS Concerts here in Cobourg..."

www.northumberlandnews.com

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Lelannie Roscoe
Region: British Columbia
Lelannie Roscoe

Organization: Vancouver Bach Choir
Profile Type: Performer

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Member of the Vancouver Bach Choir for 32 years, church choir member and soloist.

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Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music

November 23, 2018
National

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Brian Current

"Brian Current’s music, lauded and broadcast in over 35 countries, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Barlow Prize for Orchestral Music (USA), and the Premio Fedora (Italy) for Chamber Opera. In 2001, his composition For the time being won the International Rostrum of Composers Prize in the category of composers under 30 years of age. In 2016 he won the inaugural Azrieli Commissioning Competition—which is valued at $50,000 and is the largest prize of its kind in Canada..."

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Canadian Music Centre Announces Holly Nimmons as its new Director of Development and Communications

November 16, 2018
National

Canadian Music Centre Announces Holly Nimmons as its new Director of Development and Communications

(la version française suit)

November 16, 2018, TORONTO, ON - For Immediate release






Canadian composer creates music for dead and missing Thai rights activists

November 16, 2018
National

"Photographs of dead and missing Thai rights activists have spurred a Canadian composer to create a music album and invite string quartets around the world to perform to draw attention to the violence campaigners face.

More than 59 land and environmental activists have been killed or have disappeared in Thailand over the last 20 years, according to advocacy group Protection International..."

www.devdiscourse.com

Related Composers: Frank Horvat





Canadian composer presents workshops Nov. 16-17

November 16, 2018
National

"The P.E.I. Registered Music Teachers’ Association is offering a number of workshops for teachers and students later this month with Canadian composer Christine Donkin.

The award-winning composer, whose music is promoted by several publishers, appears regularly within Royal Conservatory curriculum. Workshops will be held at the Steel Recital Hall (UPEI campus) on Nov. 16-17..."

www.theguardian.pe.ca

Related Composers: Christine Donkin





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Region: British Columbia
Brent Baldwinson

Profile Type: Media
I Play: Narrator/Actor

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