News

Jul-30-2019 •

The Signum Quartet has been nominated twice in the OPUS Klassik Awards for their recordings Schubert: Aus der Ferne and Widmann: Duets, Viola Concerto, Jagdquartett. The OPUS Klassik Awards are presented by Der Verein zur Förderung der Klassischen Musik to highlight the best of classical music in the past year. The winners will be announced on Septeber 2nd.

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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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Steven Tharp
Tenor
Steven Tharp has been praised by Opera News for the "bel canto flexibility and sweetness" of his voice, while the New Yorker has described his voice as “strong, free, and forward in tone, verbally sure, lyrical in utterance.” In the 2017-18 season he sings as soloist in Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem with the Grand Rapids Symphony and in Haydn’s The Creation with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Recently he sang Britten’s War Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem under the auspices of the Defiant Requiem Foundation in New York and Oklahoma City, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Wyoming Symphony.