Le jeune baryton-basse canadien Philippe Sly fait ses débuts scéniques en Europe à Paris, sur la scène de l'Opéra Comique, dans Au Monde. Nous le rencontrons pendant les répétitions de l'opéra de Philippe Boesmans pour recueillir ses impressions, parler de sa voix, de ses expériences déjà riches et multiples et de son implication entière dans la musique et le chant. Lisez l'entrevue ici.
As part of the Montréal en Lumière Winter Festival, internationally renowned pianist Dénes Várjon was invited to perform a solo recital at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Currently a professor at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Várjon’s program was fit for a conservatory, a sort of chronological overview of the literature with Classical and Romantic standards, a piece from the warhorse cabinet and a touch of modernist flare. The evening was a display of varying styles and challenges that demonstrated Várjon’s adaptability and dexterity.
Geoffrey Conquer, student of Marina Mdivani and Zhenni Li, student of Stéphane Lemelin, were declared joint winners of the Schulich Concerto Competition, piano. Conquer, who performed the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor and Li who performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, will both play with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2015-2016 season.
The String Area Winner of the McGill concerto competition is violist Marina Thibault, a student of André Roy. In the competition she performed the Schnittke Viola Concerto. The other finalists were Veronika Cherniak, student of Andrew Wan; Elizabeth Skinner, student of Axel Strauss; Maïthéna Thibault, student of Andrew Wan. Congratulations to all who participated.
The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of internationally-renowned violist Steven Dann as Catherine Thornhill Steele Chair in Viola starting September 2015, for a period of three years. Steven Dann's career has covered a wealth of violistic possibilities. As principal viola of some of the world's leading orchestras, as a veteran of the string quartet and chamber music world, as soloist and recitalist and as a dedicated teacher.