News

Oct-26-2018 •

24-year-old Timothy Chooi from Canada has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition – in Hannover, Germany.

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Sep-13-2018 •

To showcase [Bernard's] expertise, the ensemble announced on Thursday that it would present an ambitious three-week Bach festival in June, including concerts and the six dances that Paul Taylor, the modern dance pioneer who died last month at 88, choreographed to Bach’s music.

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Aug-7-2018 •

The a 24-year-old Canadian violinist takes cash prize and other benefits as summer masterclass academy’s most accomplished musician

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Kevin Deas
Bass-Baritone
Kevin Deas has gained international renown as one of America’s leading bass-baritones. He is perhaps most acclaimed for his signature portrayal of the title role in Porgy and Bess, having performed it with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, as well as the most illustrious orchestras on the North American continent, and at the Ravinia, Vail and Saratoga festivals. 2018-19 season highlights include performances with Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the Florida Orchestra, the National Cathedral, Virginia Symphony the Louisiana Philharmonic, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic, and a performance of a new Korine Fujiwara opera, ‘The Flood,’ with Opera Columbus. He has recently performed with VoxAmaDeus, Boston Baroque, Duisberg Phiharmoniker, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and was an Artist in Residence with the PostClassical Ensemble.