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Volume 15 Issue 7 - April 2010

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Apr 10 7:30: Toronto

Apr 10 7:30: Toronto Gilbert and SullivanSociety. Fun evening of G&S selectionssung and narrated. St. Andrew’s Church,117 Bloor E. 416-763-0832. .Apr 18 2:00: CAMMAC. Reading ofBeethoven’s Missa Solemnis. For singersand instrumentalists; Errol Gay, conductor.Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge St.416-283-7659. .Apr 24 4:00: NYCO Music Festival. TheDynamics of Performance Preparation. Aworkshop for teachers, senior studentsand parents, delivered by the current chiefexaminer at RCM Examinations, ThomasGreen. Lawrence Park Communty Church,2180 Bayview. 416-788-8553. .Apr 25 2:30: CAMMAC. OMC and Friends.Northern District Library, 40 Orchard ViewBlvd. 416-283-7659. Free (donationswelcome). Classified advertising:INSTRUCTIONBEAUTY OF SINGING: The developmentof professional singing. Prepare for exams.My students are winners of differentrenowned competitions. Sing for yourpleasure and have the pleasure to sing.Natalia Palatnic 416-454-0097 (Maple –Across from Wonderland)DRUM LESSONS: Percussionist NickCoulter is now accepting new students.Visit for more information.Call 647-210-1710.FLUTE, PIANO, THEORY LESSONS: RCMexam preparation. Samantha Chang, RoyalAcademy of Music PGDip, LRAM, ARCT.416-293-1302, LESSONS. Experienced andprofessional over 20 years. (EQUITY,ACTRA). Speaking level technique. Classical,Music Theatre. Jazz, Gospel. Auditions,Competitions, RCM exams. DeniseWilliams (416) 588-5845THEORY, SIGHTSINGING, PIANO (jazz andclassical), EAR TRAINING . All grades, allages, RCM exam prep (piano, rudiments,harmony, history, counterpoint) Easy andeffective methods! Peter Ness, ARCT, 416-767-9747, peternessmusic@rogers.comAMOROSONew & UsedCDs Vinyl Records DVDsCLASSICAL OPERA JAZZWORLD BLUES R & B AUDIOPHILEROCK SOUNDTRACK COLLECTABLESWe pay top $$$ for yourCLASSICAL & JAZZ COLLECTIONS4 St.Patrick (at Queen near Osgoode station) 416-591-1313classad@thewholenote.comTHEORY TUTORING: All levels of rudiments,harmony and analysis, clear andthorough practice, by Theory & CompositionMajor at U. of Western Ont.,Matthew Havas Stainton,, 416-690-8345VOCAL LESSONS: Jennie Such isaccepting new students. Call 416-778-8239 for rates. www.jenniesuch.comMUSICIANS AVAILABLEBARD – EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorderand virginal available to provide backgroundatmosphere for teas, receptions or otherfunctions – greater Toronto area. For ratesand info call 905-722-5618 or email us atmhpape@interhop.netMUSICIANS WANTEDCENTENNIAL-JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH,TORONTO is seeking a Music Director whois comfortable with United Church ethos andtheology, and traditional and contemporarychurch music. Approximately 6 hours perweek. Start date September 1, 2010, orearlier. See full position description at Please send resume to,or to Search Committee, Centennial-JapaneseUnited Church, 49 Bogert Ave.,Toronto, ON M2N 1K4.COUNTERPOINT COMMUNITY OR-CHESTRA needs volunteer musicians.Monday evening rehearsals. Concerts(March 6 & June 5). All sections, esp.violins, tuba. Terry 416-828-8023 - web: http://www.ccorchestra.orgIMMEDIATE OPENING for a guitar/pianoteacher at our private school. Teachingexperience and professional qualificationsrequired. In future we are also interested inviolin, voice teachers. Contact person: Nick647-262-3109, www.ThorncrestMusicAcademy.comLOOKING FOR AN ACCOMPANIST to playadvanced classical vocal repertoire (w soloist)for charity, once a month. Please call416-890-3465.VOCALISTS & MUSICIANS WANTEDfor charitable fundraising projects. Saxophones/ Trumpets / Trombones / Guitar /Piano / Bass / Drumswww.sheratoncadwell.com416-712-2555.SERVICESACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SERVICEfor small business and individuals, to saveyou time and money, customized to meetyour needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA.905-251-0309 or 905-830-2985.The PERFORMING EDGE Performanceenhancement training in tension management,concentration, goal setting, imagery.Individualized to meet your performancesituation. Kate F. Hays, practisingclinical and performing arts psychology.416-961-0487,www.theperformingedge.comSPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT & HEALING:Lucid Dreaming. Freedom. Enlightenment.Private lessons on the phone. In Her Name:416-410-3522VENUESARE YOU PLANNING A CONCERT or recital?Looking for a venue? Consider Bloor StreetUnited Church. Phone: 416-924-7439 x22Email: tina@bloorstreetunited.orgREHEARSE OR PERFORM IN A BRAND NEWFACILITY Lawrence Park Community Churchoffers excellent performance and rehearsalspaces, for groups from small (an intimatemusic studio) to large (performance spacewith flexible seating capacity of 425) in ournewly renovated facility. Ample free parkingavailable. TTC. Geothermally heated and airconditioned! For information contact ReneBignell, 416-489-1551 or email: rene@lawrenceparkchurch.cawww.lawrenceparkchurch.caQuality Audio Recording Servicesfor Classical and Acoustic Music647 349 6467lockwood.frank@gmail.comwww.LockwoodARS.com09|10PRESENTS11 WORKSHOPSLECTURESDEMONSTRATIONSYOUNG COMPOSERS | STRING QUARTET FOR COMPOSERSGAMELAN | GLASS ORCHESTRA | EXPERIMENTALNON-WESTERN | CLARINET | VIOLIN | 50 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COMApril 1 - May 7, 2010

We Are ALLMusic’sChildrenM j buellThis Month’s ContestMississauga, 1975. Somebunny loves to playDress-Up!Wearing the pants (upcoming at the COCin May), or playing the flirt, this Hungarian-Canadiansteals hearts and scenes ofall kinds, both here and internationally. Renownedin rehearsal for hopping up anddown when things go either very well orvery long, she is also known for her taste inleather pants and dance movies.Think you know who April’s mystery childis? Send your best guess to Please provide yourmailing address just in case your name isdrawn!Winners will be selected by random drawamong correct replies received by April 202010.Musical LifeMarch’s ChildMarch’s child was Juno award winningand Grammy-nominated Canadianpianist and composer SeroujKradjian.Serouj Kradjian has appeared with theVancouver, Edmonton, Madrid and GöttingenSymphonies, the Russian NationalOrchestra, the Armenian Philharmonic andthe Thailand Philharmonic. Solo and chamberrecitals have taken him all over Canadaand the USA, and a list of internationalconcert and festival venues that read like aworld tour. Works composed or arranged bySerouj Kradjian have been performed by IMusici Montreal, the Vancouver Symphonyand the Elmer Iseler Singers.Serouj became co-artistic director andpianist with the AMICI Chamber ensemblewith the 2008-2009 season. His busy life asa chamber musician, solo pianist, composerarranged and conductor continues to reflecthis extraordinary energy and passionfor many kinds of music.Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Serouj earneda scholarship to study in Vienna at the ageof 14, but instead moved to Canada with hisfamily, attending Francis Libermann CatholicHigh School in Scarborough. Whilestill a teenager he met soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian,who would later become hiswife, at church: she sang in the choir wherehe played the organ.Young Serouj studied with MariettaOrlov, first at the Royal Conservatory ofMusic, then at the University of Toronto’sFaculty of Music, where he earned a Piano Performance in 1994, followedby studies with Einar Steen-Nökleberg atthe Hochschule für Musik und Theater inHanoverSerouj Kradjian lives in Toronto with hiswife, soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and theirson Ari.Your earliest musical memory?My earliest musical memory is my fatherceremoniously taking the vinyl disc outof its sleeve, putting it on the disc player,the sound of the needle falling and suddenly,music filling the room. My excitementSerouj Kradjian,at the age of 2, andtoday.related to this process had no boundaries. Itwas usually the orchestral arrangements ofLiszt’s Hungarian Rhapsodies or fiery Russianfolksongs performed by the Red ArmyChorus. The feeling was always ecstatic!Musicians in your childhood family?There were no professional musicians, butsinging together at home was a must and notlimited to family gatherings.Where did hearing live and recorded musicfit into your life as a child? As a young teen?Because of the civil war situation in mycountry of birth, there were very few or noopportunities to experience live concerts,but thankfully our house was filled with recordedmusic. In Lebanon when a political,religious or literary personality died, schoolwas cancelled: they would cease programmingon national TV and put on classicalmusic concerts on all day long. As bizarreas this may sound I would actually anxiouslywait and fully enjoy lugubrious days likethat.First instrument?My instrument has always been the pianoand I started when I was five.Do you remember a first performance?I was six : a year or so after starting mypiano studies. I entered the National Competitionfor Young Performers, which wastelevised. I won it, playing the HungarianDance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms.Read more on our website! This interviewcontinues at’S WINNERS and PRIZES: CONGRATULATIONS!Mary Dee and Susan Callaghan have each won a pair of tickets, as guests of AMICI Chamber Ensemble, to hear…Silenced Voices (May 2, 3:00pm at the Glenn Gould Studio) Russell Braun joins AMICI Chamber Ensemble and friends with songs by Ullmann, Stetsenko,and Father Gomidas. The programme also includes chamber works by Klein and Schulhoff.Claudia Krawchuk and Anthony Warren each win a copy of this brand-new CD…Armenian Chamber Music (ATMA 2609) works by Khachaturian, Babadjanyan, Arutiunian, Kradjian,Ganatchian; AMICI Chamber ensemble, including a new arrangement by Serouj Kradjian of theGanatchaian Oror (Lullaby) sung by Isabel Bayrakdarian.Gianna Wichelow and Yasmine Maila each win a copy of…Tango Notturno (CBC Records 1176) Isabel Bayrakdarian with Serouj Kradjian, the Argentine bandoneónvirtuoso, Fabian Carbone, and the Tango Ensemble. “Tango has the power to pull two strangers togetherinto one, to dance out their desires.”We Are ALL Music’s Children gratefully acknowledges our collaborators: Jane Harbury and April Coish, The AMICI Chamber Ensemble, Luisa Trisi,Randy Barnard, ATMA, CBC Records, Klara and Kristian.April 1 - May 7, 2010 51

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