News

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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Daniel Weeks
Tenor
American tenor Daniel Weeks is enjoying a varied career that encompasses opera and orchestral performances, recitals and recordings. His 2017-18 season currently includes soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and the leading role in Luigi’s Nono’s one-act opera, Intolleranza, with the American Symphony Orchestra. Recent season engagements include Belmonte in a concert version of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Princeton University Orchestra, the world-premiere concert staging of Gregory Vajda’s opera Georgia Bottoms: A Modern Opera of the South with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Bozeman and Chattanooga symphonies, Handel’s Messiah with the Orquesta Sinfónica Naciónal de Mexico; concert performances and a new recording of Mozart’s Requiem with the Winter Park Bach Festival, and Elijah with the South Dakota Symphony.