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Volume 14 - Issue 1 - September 2008

QUALITY AND SERVICESINCE

QUALITY AND SERVICESINCE 1890This "Metamorphosis" series should bea valuable addition to the li ve musicscene, with a strong international flavourarising out of Inoue's broad circleof contacts in the music world and herstrong ties with Japan, and a talentedpianist as the pivot for its choice ofrepertoire and artists. (The final concertof the next series is still in the earlyplanning stages, but will feature themusic of J.S. Bach and will include asmall instrumental ensemble. The concertwill also be at the Glenn GouldStudio in May .)Background:Shoko Inoue was born and raised inTokyo, Japan, began playing the pianoat the age of three, and studied withteachers Shun Sato and Takashi Hironaka.After winning third place in the1996 Cleveland International PianoCompetition, she came to the UnitedStates to study under ful I scholarship atthe Cleveland Institute of Music withSergei Babayan. (To put things intoperspective, Canadians Angela Hewittand Andre Lemelin-the only Canadi-Above top: Shoko Inoue'smost influential teacher,Sergei BabayanAbove: Cellist AmandaForsyth will play in Inoue 'sinaugural "Metamorphosis"concert on September 19ans ever to place in the Cleveland International Piano Competitionwerealso both 3rd prize winners, in 1979 and 1983 respectively ,when the prize was know as the Casadesus Piano Competition.) Inaddition to her success in Cleveland, Inoue was first prize winnerfor contemporary music at the Frinna Awerbuch Competition (in1998) and first prize winner at the Chopin Competition (in 1995) ,both in New York, where she made her Carnegie Hall debut.BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALSIN EVERY DEPARTMENTWelcome back to a new school year! We are yourdedicated source for all your musicalrequirements. With lots of new arrivals andspecials in every department, we are here to helpwith everything you need to get this season off toa great start.CORRECTION:Whole Note has been informed that the September9 Piano Plus Gala referenced in our coverstory on page 8 has been postponed to a dateto be announced, in the spring of 2009.We regret the error and will keep our readersinformed on the rescheduling of this event.Violins, violas, cellos, and bowsComplete line of strings and accessoriesExpert repairs and rehairsCanada's largest stock of string musicFast mail order serviceREMENYI.COMSTRINGS PIANOS MUSIC & BOOKS GUITARS210 BLOOR ST. WEST, TORONTO· 416.961.31111455 16th Ave. #6, RICHMOND HILL - 905.881.340014 WWW.THEWHOLENOTE.COM

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