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Region: British Columbia
Piano Pinnacle - Piano Duo Ensemble

Profile Type: Ensemble
I Play: Piano, Piano

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Piano Pinnacle

Canadian Piano Duo Ensemble of Deborah Grimmett and Iman Habibi, Piano Pinnacle, has established itself as a leading new piano duo ensemble.

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Esprit Orchestra celebrates 35 years of championing Canadian composers

October 13, 2017
National

"Prepare to get out your cellphones as part of this season’s Esprit Orchestra program: you’ll be participating in a performance about the birth and maturity of the telephone.

The February concert will begin with a Eugene Astapov composition that includes an 1885 recording of Canadian telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell saying, “Hear my voice,” then will ramp up to the present day with Tan Dun’s “Secret and Winds and Birds” with the audience creating a “forest of digital birds” on cellphones..."






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An-Lun Huang oratorio gets world premiere in San Jose

October 11, 2017
National

"An-Lun Huang’s music has been heard around the world — in 1995, pianist Lang Lang won the First Prize in the International Tchaikovsky Youth Piano Competition with the Chinese-Canadian composer’s “Chinese Rhapsody No. 2.”

This week, Bay Area music lovers can hear one of Huang’s major works, as Symphony Silicon Valley presents the world premiere of his new oratorio, “Patch the Sky..."

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A murdered composer, a lost libretto...could this be Canada's greatest opera?

October 10, 2017
National

Against the Grain Theatre is making the case that Claude Vivier's 'Kopernikus' is a masterwork

"Against the Grain Theatre is an innovative and nontraditional opera company. The company sings in pubs, invades mansions and does radical things with music, staging and scores. And this summer at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, it set out to revive an opera by Montreal composer Claude Vivier, an artist who had his life cut short in the 1980s..."

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Meet the Canadian composer who's created a basketball symphony for the TSO

October 3, 2017
National

"Jared Miller doesn't remember a time when he didn't love music.

"I can't even use words to convey how much I love music and all types of music," Miller told CBC's Our Toronto. "So to have the privilege to create it and to play it is really something special in my mind."

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Christina Petrowska-Quilico: An award-winning champion of Canadian music

October 3, 2017
National

"When Ottawa-born pianist Christina Petrowska-Quilico was only 10 years old, she performed Joseph Haydn’s Concerto in D Major with Toronto’s Conservatory Orchestra – and amazed the audience. By the time she was a teen, the New York Times was using such descriptors for her talent and skill as Promethean, phenomenal, “dazzling virtuosity” and “playing to perfection.”



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Region: Ontario
Brianna Selman

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I Play: Clarinet

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JohnBurge
Region: Ontario
John Burge

I Play: Piano

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Dr. John Burge was born in Dryden Ontario in 1961 and grew up in Calgary studying the piano with Dorothy Hare. He holds three degrees in Composition and Theory from the Universities of Toronto and British Columbia and since 1987, has been teaching at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he is a full professor. For his outstanding work as a composer over the years, in 2013 he was awarded a Queen's University Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.

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Lynlee Wolstencroft

Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Soprano

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