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Volume 24 Issue 5 - February 2019

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In this issue: A prize that brings lustre to its laureates (and a laureate who brings lustre to the prize); Edwin Huizinga on the journey of Opera Atelier's "The Angel Speaks" from Versailles to the ROM; Danny Driver on playing piano in the moment; Remembering Neil Crory (a different kind of genius)' Year of the Boar, Indigeneity and Opera; all this and more in Volume 24 #5. Online in flip through, HERE and on the stands commencing Thursday Jan 31.


2019 SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION DIRECTORY EARLY BIRD EDITION While we’re still in the thick of winter, why not start planning your summer musical activities? We’ll publish our annual Summer Music Education directory in the March issue as usual, but some programs have early application deadlines, and a profile in March would be too late to be helpful for potential participants. So, as a prelude to the March directory, we present below a few summer programs with deadlines in February or early March. The full up-to-date directory is available year-round at resources ●● Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy St-Irénée, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada June 2 to August 18 Contact: Rachel Tremblay 418-452-8111 Deadline: February 15 Cost: Depending on session and duration of stay Residential program !! Domaine Forget is an academy of music and dance recognized internationally for its outstanding quality of instruction. It is here, on the heights of Saint-Irénée in the magnificent Charlevoix region, that some 500 young students from around the world gather every summer. On the program: masterclasses, individual lessons, chamber music, lectures, special workshops and concerts for every taste. ●●Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute Faculty of Music, University of Toronto June 2 to 15, 2019 Contact: Laëtitia Lancellotta 416-964-9562 x241 Deadline: March 1 Cost: ,395 Residential program !! The Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) is a world-renowned training program in instrumental and vocal baroque performance practice, led by some of the world’s finest musicians in the field. Since its inception in 2002, TBSI has continued to attract high-calibre musicians from far and wide. Consider joining an amazing group of musicians to delve into the world of baroque music: we promise you an intensive learning experience, and lots of wonderful music-making. The TBSI program includes orchestra and choir rehearsals, masterclasses in solo repertoire, chamber ensembles, opera scene study for vocalists, private lessons, lectures and workshops, classes in baroque dance and public concerts by both participants and faculty. Tuckamore Festival Young Artist Program ●●Tuckamore Festival Young Artist Program St. John’s, NL August 5 to 18 Contact: Krista Vincent 709-330-4599 Deadline: February 15 Cost: ,100 + accommodations Residential program !! Each August in historic St. John’s, the Tuckamore Festival brings together aspiring young string players and pianists, aged 16 and over, for an immersive two-week chamber music program. In addition to providing professional-level performance opportunities, workshops, masterclasses and private and small-group coaching by award-winning faculty and guest artists, the festival offers participants a chance to experience the cultural heritage of this unique region of Canada. Participants stay on the 64 | February 2019

WE ARE ALL MUSIC’S CHILDREN NEW CONTEST Who is MARCH’s Child? MJ BUELL Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Memorial University campus, just a short walk from colourful downtown St. John’s and organized trips outside the city are offered. Scholarships are also available for successful applicants. Guest artists for 2019 include the Parker Quartet, Bergmann Piano Duo, Erika Raum and Duo Concertante. ●●Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute Vancouver, BC June 24 to July 3 Contact: Ryan Kett 604-684-9100 x246 Deadline: March 3 Cost: ,350 Residential program !! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute, on the exquisite oceanfront campus of the University of British Columbia, offers young musicians an experience and education like no other. Students are immersed in a collaborative musical environment, mentored by musicians of the Grammy & Juno Award-winning VSO and music director Otto Tausk. At the VSOI, students participate in the Institute Orchestra, chamber music, masterclasses, and a variety of exceptional performance opportunities. Playing and learning in the breathtaking, arts-rich surroundings of the city of Vancouver, your time at the VSOI will be an unforgettable musical experience close to nature, a world-class orchestra, and outstanding young musicians from around the world. Ages 15-25. Concerto Competition. Conducting residencies. SUMMER MUSIC EDUCATION DIRECTORY MARCH 2019 Deadline for submissions: February 8, 2019 Does your organisation have summer programs that you’d like us to include in the March directory? Contact or 416-323-2232 x26 Circa 1959 in Heelsum, Holland with bows in her hair, not her hand. Today she has three of them named Dodd, Louis Emilio, and Bouman. No more pigtails these days – she favours silk scarves, hand-painted by her sister, and shoes from Paris. In the same chair at the same musical table since 1981, she’s looking forward to a feast of passionate Bach with Matthew in March, followed by some happy Haydn-go-seek with Jeanne in April (and beyond). CIRCLE THESE DATES: March 21-24, April 25-28. Know our Mystery Child’s name? WIN PRIZES! Send your best guess by February 22 to Previous artist profiles and full-length interviews can be read at February 2019 | 65

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