8 years ago

Volume 11 Issue 1 - September 2005

  • Text
  • Toronto
  • September
  • Jazz
  • Festival
  • Musical
  • Theatre
  • October
  • Sept
  • Index
  • Bach

fore their first car.

fore their first car. (That's getting priorities straight, isn't it?) I was 8. My teacher was Mme Edith de Kresz, sister-in-law of Geza de Kresz, pioneering Hungarian­ Canadian violinist, founder of the Hart House String Quartet (1924) and conductor of various Toronto orchestras. Edit-neni, a leading piano teacher in the Hungarian community, was my parents' obvious choice. I called her Edit-neni , the appropriate way to address an older, respected Hungarian lady. I suppose she saw a musical spark in me early on. She indulged me to an incredible degree, asking, "And what shall we do today"? We looked at books of art photography, or paintings, read from Antoine de Saint-Exupery enfrancais, listened to orchestral recordings and snacked on real '50s health food. Although she was in her 60s she acted like a proto-hippie free spirit. She rode her bicycle. I found her one day standing on her head - doing yoga. One November Saturday, we took the ferry to the Toronto Islands and she jumped into Lake Ontario for a refreshing swim, while I stood on the shore in my parka. Maybe it was a yogic thing. Musically speaking, Edith-neni was an internationalist, teaching me piano music by a wide range of European and North American composers. Controversial with my parents was her teaching the music of Russian and Soviet-era composers like Stravinsky, A ram Khachaturian, et al, as well as the three B classics and Hungarian composers: hard for my parents to take since the Soviet re-occupation of Hungary in October 1956 made us refugees. Musical tolerance, which I learned by example, has stood me in good stead. She was a Bart6k fanatic: I was musically weaned on Bart6k at her knee. I have a hunger for Magyar and other folk melodies and rhythms to this day. I don't want to leave the impression that she didn't love and teach Romantic, Classical era and Baroque composers - she also taught the piano 'standards' . Around '64, when I entered St. Michael's College School, my focus shifted to the bassoon. ... Time ... My list of teachers also reveals less than an hour spent with ragtime composer and pianist Eubie Blake (1883 - 1983); & with composer W. Lutoslawsky; a few hours in total with composers John Cage, Lou Harrison and Morton Feldman. Each experience was life-altering and I feel honoured to carry on aspects of their wisdom. After 34 years I'm still learning from Sterling Beckwith and from mrdangam and percussion master, Trichy Sankaran, both of whom I first encountered at York. ... and places. My teacher list also covers much musical geography. Starting in Hungary, moving to North America, it shifts focus to India. My studies settled on the music of West and Central Java, Indonesia: suling (bamboo ring flute), rebab (Sundanese fiddle), kacapi (Sundanese zither), kendang (drums), singing and the several different types of gong-chime and metalophone instruments of the Sundanese and Javanese gamelan. I studied in Indonesia, here, and the USA. I've developed a career around the suling and gamelan in its various guises. But wide ranging mentors contributed to my passion for music making and teaching in both my native European and my adopted Asian traditions . It's an eventful ride! What advice would you give to someone considering teaching as part of their career? Please don't take up teaching if you want a 'regular job': there are easier ways of making a living which don't entail making the life of vulnerable students miserable. But it's a two-way street. One of my profs interviewed students by asking: "Now that it's clear what I can offer you, what can you offer me?" Peiformer and educator Andrew Timar teaches for York U., the Toronto District School Board and the RCM, and does workshops for private schools and organizations. His Game/an Resource will be in 3 TDSB schools in September, and about 15 other schools during the year, reaching thousands of students. Now entering its 6th year, it might just be the only school board-embedded curriculum-based World Music programme in Canada. Andrew is a founding member of the Evergreen Club Contemporary Game/an, Canada's first game/an peiforming group. They have premiered some 200 works, released 6 CDs and peiform around the world. Festival Location Bayview Hill Community Centre 114 Spadina Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario Tel: 905 .508.0789 Fax: 905.508.2893 Website: November 25-27, 2005 Deadline for applications: Oct. 8, 2005 Festival Gala Concert Jan. 14, 2006 ~ ------- 54 WWW . THEWHOLENOTE.COM S EPTE M BER 1 - O CTOBER 7 2005 Back to Ad Index

ACCOUNTING AND INCOME TAX SERVICE for small business and individuals, to save you lime and money, customized lo meet your needs. Norm Pulker, B. Math. CMA. 905-250- 0309 or 905-830-2985. The ANNEX SINGERS U nauditioned community choir seeking new members. Tenors and basses especially welcome. Contact Richard 416-968-7747 or Anita 416-604-4259. AUDITIONS For Lead Roles in North Toronto Players Feb/ 06 adaptation of "The Mikado". Contact BARD - EARLY MUSIC DUO playing recorder and virginal available lo provide background atmosphere for leas, receptions or other functions - greater Toronto area. For rates and info call 905-722-5618 or email us al BASSES & TENORS NEEDED North Toronto Players chorus. Rehearsals begin Sept.! 2. Feb/06 performances. No auditions. Contact CELLIST WANTED to form duet with pianist to play light classical and other appropriate music al corporate events. Write CELLO LESSONS Professional performing cellist available for lessons. Advanced to beginners. Lessons available in English or Russian. Contact Nata Belkin at (905)884-1377. CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS RCM trained guitarist. Beginners welcome. Walter 416-924-2168. CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLOISTS requiring help with career development, grant applications or audition trip co-ordination. Fifteen years experience available to further your career. Fax 519-662-2777 to find out more. COMPOSITION, COMPUTER MUSIC & PRO­ DUCTION, THEORY, TRUMPET. Lessons from a qualified and fun teacher. Many styles including classical & contemporary. Located near Christie Subway. Call Emilie 647-438- 9874; CREATIVE STRINGS Studio offers quality VIOLIN LESSONS lo students of all levels age 5 lo adult. Experienced teacher. Optional RCM exams. Class recital. WesVCentral. 416-763- 6310. DON'T QUIT MUSIC - Try one lesson free: Extremely effective method unknown in America! Piano or any other instrument/ voice, any level - wonderful results instantly! Vladimir 416-321 -5627 EAR TRAINING, MUSICIANSHIP, SIGHT­ SINGING, THEORY, JAZZ THEORY. All levels, professional/serious beginners. Art Levine, MA, ARCT. Host. "Art Music", CBC. 30 years experience: RCM, UofT, York. 416-924 -8613.; EUROPEAN-TRAINED CELLO TEACHER is accepting students for private lessons. Don Mills/Eglinton location tel. 416-696-1435. EVE EGOYAN seeks advanced, committed piano students (emu@ or 416-504-4297). S EPTEMBER 1 - O CTOBER 7 2005 Back to Ad Index UNCLASSIFIED ADS: E-MAIL CLASSAD THEWHOLENOTE.COM EXPERIENCED SINGERS WANTED for Scarborough Bel Canto Choir. Call Margaret al (905)727-8778. FESTIVAL WIND ORCHESTRA is seeking new members, especially oboe, clarinet, bassoon, baritone sax, percussion and tuba. Professional conductor. Rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7 :30p.m. beginning September 13. Yonge/ Sheppard area. For details, phone 416-491- 1683 or visit FLAUTANDIA - an adult amateur flute choir invites new members to join the group for 2005/2006 season. In addition to flute players a pianist, double bass and percussionist (mallets and set) are welcome. Contact Shelley at 416-491-1683. FOR SALE: A number of fine hand-crafted violins and violas. For detailed information go lo: or call Hugh Maksylewich at 905-595-1562 ext.25 days or 905-450-3423 evenings or weekends. FOR SALE: Baby Grand Piano, bench. 1926 Kurlzmann. A-1 condition. (416)234-2811. HARPSICHORD FOR SALE: Zuckermann Concert Flemish IV single manual with new cover and Karg tuner. Good condition. 00. Call 647-430-9145. HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO SING, thought you wouldn't or couldn't, or do you just want a place to play with the possibilities of your voice. Small groups. 6 - . Johanne, 416-461-8425. MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS! Small ensembles, Dance Band, Big Band; Cocktail Hour, Dinner music, Concerts, Shows; Classical, Contemporary, Dixieland, Traditional and Smooth Jazzl )SL Musical Productions 905- 276-3373. The MUSICIAN'S LIBRARY MANAGE­ MENT SYSTEM Get control of your entire paper library! Generate reports, create sets and so much morel Visit http:// and download your trial copy today I MUSIC INSTRUMENT SALES POSITION full time in violin dept. Remenyi House of Music, downtown. Rare opportunity for energetic, articulate person w. business and string background (violin preferred). email: MUSIC TEACHERS WELCOME to share our beautiful music school location al 1362 Bathurst/St. Clair. 416-916-6057. OAKVILLE'S NEW CHAMBER CHOIR This choir will present line performances of classical music and lour. If you are an experienced and dedicated singer, passionate about choral music and strive for excellence, this choir is for you. For information or an audition: stephane.polvin@sympatico .ca or 905-522-6841 OPERA CHORISTERS NEEDED! Toronto Opera Repertoire seeks all voice types. No audition. Rehearsals begin October 2005 for performances February 2006. More info: Giuseppe Macina, 416-698-3287, or PAID TENOR SOLOIST/SECTION LEAD sought by Rosedal e Presbyterian Choir. We welcome your resume/application, received by Sept. I 0. Please send to: Rosedale Presbyterian Church, 129 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Toronto ON M4W 2S3 or or call Melody McShane at 416-929-3529. The PERFORMING EDGE Performance enhancement training in tension management, concentration, goal setting, imagery. Individualized to meet your performance situation. Kate F. Hays, practising clinical and performing arts psychology. 416-961 -0487, www. theperfor mi PIANO, CHICKERING GRAND 6 foot 5, all new strings, hammers, dampers, bushings, pins and pinblock. Fully regulated, excellen I condition. Beautifully rich bass I ,900. Call (416)768-9116, (416)360-6028. SIMONE TUCCI Piano Tuner-Technician - Complete Piano Care Service - ' Concert' Studio' Home' . Affiliated with The Royal Conservatory of Music piano service staff. Registered Craftsman Member of O.G.PT. Inc. Associate Member of PTG. Servicing Toronto and G.T.A. areas. Call: 416-993-6332. TRUMPETER (classical, popular) available for churches, receptions, weddings, parties. Call Randall Pilson, ARCT, BFA, 416-864- 0512. VIOLIN. A HIGHLY EXPERIENCED and very successful teacher from Moscow, M.Mus., M.Mus.Ed. welcomes students of all levels. Please call: 416-782-7244. S!ava. Release pain. Relax. Breathe. ~'loYe. '- I k 1'.;tt.trina Bulat B'.'-i, l U ,:,,,: \ll ~l< :1 \ .\. ( :hirnpr,1c:ror +1 6-+6 1-1906 \>r i\:ltl· pLtcticx·. ( :11\cll & 1 hntjirrh an.:a. VIOLIN TEACHER, European trained, 20 yrs. experience. Student average mark at RCM exams - 85%. Call Marlin 416-494- 3366. VIRGINAL/SPINET for sale. Needs fixing. Make me an offer. Charles 416-633-7990. VOICE AND PIANO LESSONS Exceptional teacher accepting limited number of students for new studio in The Beaches. All Levels - Great Rates. Jane: (416)231-5617 learn2sing@ VOICE TEACHER WANTED for immediate position. Please fax resume 905-709-3607. VOLUNTEER MUSICIANS & VOCAL­ ISTS WANTED by 3 ProAm big bands under the Sheraton Cadwell Group ( Saxophones/Trumpets/Trombones/Guitar/ Piano/Bass/Drums. Contact Andrew today@ 416-712-2555. WANTED: Guitar Teacher for small Mississauga Music School. One day/wk. Classical/ RCM with possibility of electric. Please email resume w/rale expectations to eYound advice ... on residential real estate in central Toronto Jay Blair, LL.B. sales representative If you're thinking of buying or selling call for a complimentary consultation -1111111111111111111111 at your home ROYAL LEPAGE or office. 1 -1111111111111111111111 416.921.1112 TSO (, Tafelmusik volunteer Elderly Musician volunteers wanted! Neuroscientists (i·om The Research Division ofBaycrest Centre are investigating the impacts of life long musical expenences on aging and brain function . If you are cun-ently an active musician over the age of 60, please call us at 416-785-2500 Ext. 2080. Fmancial _ HOLD YOUR NEXT RECITA remuneration is oITered ~~~, pJ>J> pJ> ~~ ~ ~--, \II'( Jiii beliconian ball A beautiful restored Carpenter's Gothic board and batten church building in the heart of Yorkville can be rented ac reasonable rates for musical events. Steinway Grand piano included. A high, vaulted ceiling provides excellent concert-hall acoustics. Capacity up to 120. Phone: 416-922-3618 Fax: 416-922-2431 WWW . TH EWHOL EN OTE.CO M 55

Volumes 21-25 (2015-2020)

Volumes 16-20 (2010-2015)

Volumes 11-15 (2004-2010)

Volumes 6 - 10 (2000 - 2006)

Volumes 1-5 (1994-2000)