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Patrick K's picture
on June 25, 2018

Classical piano competition for our young pianists in the GTA and only one uniquely remarkable pianist, in each category, may claim to be a Phoenix. Come and listen to the sound of our future virtuoso piano players. If not by family ties, come as a fan. They will enjoy having you!​

Our objective is to offer...

JohnDupuis's picture
on February 6, 2018

John Dupuis - Piano Spring Romance - Heliconian Hall - Toronto

Vienna-based pianist John Dupuis returns to Toronto with a programme of spring-romance!

Great music by Beethoven,Debussy, Schubert, and others, including Canadian composers!

7:00pm DOORS OPEN ~ 7:30pm-9:15pm Performance ~ 9:15-10:...

JohnDupuis's picture
on February 6, 2018

Vienna-based pianist John Dupuis returns to Vancouver with a programme of spring-romance for the salon!

Great music by Beethoven, Debussy, Schubert, and others, including Canadian composers!

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jlefebvre's picture
on October 20, 2017

L’année 2017 en est une de célébrations pour le Canada qui fête le 150e anniversaire de sa confédération.
Saint-Hyacinthe le soulignera en grand le 18 novembre, alors qu’un concert rendant hommage aux plus belles compositions canadiennes sera proposé à la cathédrale.

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by wilbeau
on April 10, 2017

Editing creates more and more sense out of a work or text. Everything in a piece is there for more than one reason; a chord might support the melody and develop a counter melody. An inner voice might give breathing room to the main tune but add a small, unexpected surprise to the texture.

I have just re-...

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by wilbeau
on January 24, 2017

I am thinking about the ways we teach music in private studios. Often we quickly learn how to read before proceeding to learn pieces from a graded collection. The thinking is that works of a similar level of difficulty are nice when grouped together. From an early age we study varied repertoire because that makes...

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by wilbeau
on January 17, 2017

The next set of blog posts will reflect a recent work I have composed. Each song from the project will be presented in turn. Because singing sends thoughts into the soul of another person, the choice of text is vital. I look for texts that reflect my notion of the sacred: the wonder of life, love of children, and...

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by wilbeau
on December 19, 2016

I was thinking about Narciso Yepes going blind at the end of his career and how he must have learned music differently. He would have needed to memorize chunks of it after first reading and this reading would have been by looking at the score with a large magnifier. Doing he would have registered the music as...

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by wilbeau
on October 24, 2016

I am sometimes impressed by how much emphasis players put on fingering a passage a certain way. As if there is only one manner to produce a phrase that will give it the right personality. Keeping a melody on single string is one of those habits, as if the melody lived on the strings, not in the imagination of the...

tineke veenhoven's picture
on October 16, 2016

The New Millbank Trio played at the Riverside Entertainment Center in Miramichi, NB in July 2016, Tineke Veenhoven on alto flute (jazzy improvisation).

Here is the link to the performance: https://www....