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May-30-2019 •

Dahl is nomintated for a Dora Award in the Outstanding Performance of an Individual category. Given by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, the Dora Awards are Canada's longest-running professional theatre, dance, and opera awards. Dahl is nominated for her performance with the Canadian Opera Company, singing the role of Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

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May-28-2019 •

The 25-year old Timothy Chooi from Canada has been awarded 2nd prize at the 2019 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels, Belgium.

The 2019 jury comprises: Pierre Amoyal, Martin Beaver, Corina Belcea, Patrice Fontanarosa, Pamela Frank, Lorenzo Gatto, Koichiro Harada, Yossif Ivanov, Dong-Suk Kang, Victor Kissine, Jaime Laredo, Shirly Laub, Mihaela Martin, Midori, Natalia Prischepenko, Vadim Repin and Arabella Steinbacher.

Previous 1st prize winners include: David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, Jaime Laredo, Philippe Hischhorn, Miriam Fried, Vadim Repin, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Baiba Skride, Ray Chen and Ji-Young Lim.

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May-28-2019 •

Elina Vähälä has been appointed Professor of Violin at the prestigious Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. She will take up the position in October 2019.

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David Jolley
French horn
David Jolley has thrilled audiences throughout the world with his “remarkable virtuosity” (New York Times), and has been hailed as “a soloist second to none” by Gramophone Magazine. He has traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe, East Asia, and Japan, sustaining an active performance career. A chamber artist of unusual sensitivity and range, Mr. Jolley has frequently collaborated with such groups as the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, the Guarneri Quartet, the American String Quartet, the Beaux Arts Trio, Musicians from Marlboro, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Mr. Jolley is currently a member of the virtuoso wind quintet Windscape; Trio Valtorna, with violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Gilles Vonsattel; and The New York Brass Arts Trio (BAT), with trumpeter Joe Burgstaller and trombonist Haim Avitsur. Mr. Jolley was for five years a member of the Fleisher-Jolley-Tree-O, with violinist Michael Tree and pianist Leon Fleisher. He was also a founding member, now Emeritus, of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured widely and made over two-dozen recordings for the Deutsche Grammophon label.