VIOLINISSIMO in the press!

The buzz for VIOLINISSIMO is building! Check out these wonderful previews for our November 27th concert in La Scena Musicale, The WholeNote magazine and Ludwig Van Toronto- click on each image to read the full article!  Ludwig Van Toronto                                 …

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The Mystical World of Sofia Gubaidulina – by Eugene Astapov

    “My desire is always to rebel, to swim against the stream” – were the words playing in my head preceding my first meeting with the grand dame of the contemporary music world – Sofia Gubaidulina. After taking one look at her, a fragile, modest woman, it was hard to imagine how difficult a life…

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My Friend Claude

By Alex Pauk   I first became aware of Claude Vivier a decade before he became my friend. We met at a university composers’ forum in Montreal held at McGill’s Redpath Hall in the early 70s. There, Harry Somers, a more senior composer who also later became my friend, had been invited to give an…

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