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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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Lawrence Wiliford
Tenor
Lauded for his luminous projection, lyrical sensitivity, and brilliant coloratura, American-Canadian tenor Lawrence Wiliford is in high demand in concert, opera, and recital repertoire. 2018-19 season highlights include a performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Les Violins Du Roy, performing a new work by Zachary Wadsworth with Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, Handel’s Messiah with the Phoenix Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and Bach’s St. John Passion at the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and Bach’s St. John Passion with Luminnous Voices. Recent appearances include Messiah with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra; the Evangelist in St. Matthew Passion with the Calgary Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitain, and Toronto Bach Consort; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the National Arts Center Orchestra; and Beethoven’s Mass in C-Major and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Houston Symphony.