Artists

James Ehnes

www.jamesehnes.com

“playing of phenomenal control, allied to musicianship of the highest order.” (The Times, London)

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, violinist James Ehnes has performed in over 35 countries on five continents, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls and with …

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Adrianne Pieczonka

www.adriannepieczonka.com

Simply magnificent! (The Independent)

Internationally celebrated for her interpretations of Wagner, Strauss, Verdi and Puccini, Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka has brought to life such powerful women as Senta, Chrysothemis, Sieglinde, the Marschallin, the Kaiserin, Tosca, Elisabetta, and Amelia on leading …

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Dolora Zajick

www.dolorazajick.com

“Mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick remains a vocal phenomenon of the first order…for sheer visceral thrills in this music she’s hard to beat.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Hailed as a “force of nature” (Variety), Dolora Zajick has been internationally acclaimed as that rare voice …

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Russell Braun

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“Canadian Russell Braun’s Conte di Luna was a bit of perfection. Braun not only sang his part with an effortless stream of perfectly modulated sound, he worked hard to try and turn di Luna from something of a cardboard character into a real

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Allyson McHardy

www.allysonmchardy.com

“Allyson McHardy’s fiery Phaedra, trim mezzo muscle, steady line and mastery of French declamation is a revelation that rivals Jessye Norman and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in the same role .” (Financial Times)

Allyson McHardy’s mezzo voice has been described as radiant, dusky, incandescent, …

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Denise Djokic

www.denisedjokic.com

“She plays with a seemingly natural ease and her glowing, warm tone and honest musical interpretations draw the listener into her complete commitment to the music.” (The Strad)

Instantly recognized by her “arrestingly beautiful tone colour” (The Strad), cellist Denise Djokic …

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Juan Francisco Gatell

www.juanfranciscogatell.com

“Juan Francisco Gatell has all the qualities for the Rossini lyric tenor. His feel for the Rossini phrase is sheer magic… Wit must be part of Gatell’s natural makeup; he conveys it vocally and naturally – it simply pours out of him.” –

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Jan Vogler

www.janvogler.com

“Mr. Vogler’s soulful, richly hued playing highlighted the piece’s melancholy traits, with the plaintive solo cello line embodying the voice of the biblical King Solomon.” (New York Times)

Jan Vogler’s distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras …

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Phillip Addis

www.phillipaddis.com

“Baritone Phillip Addis communicated with intelligence and superb diction. He riveted whenever he took the stage.” (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Praised for his creamy, bright, smooth voice, Canadian baritone Phillip Addis has established himself as a leading interpreter of opera, concert, and recital with his …

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Mari Kodama

www.marikodama.com

“Kodama is widely experienced and her performances of sonatas she calls ‘lyrical islands’ are graceful, fluent and musically transparent. Everything proceeds in a faultless flow of sound.” (Gramophone)

Pianist Mari Kodama has established an international reputation for her profound musicality and articulate virtuosity …

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Karin Kei Nagano

Born in Berkeley, California in 1998, pianist Karin Kei Nagano began studying piano at age 3 and has worked with the internationally celebrated late Germaine Mounier, Igor Lazko, Alexander Paley, Collette Zerah and Rita Wagner.She currently studies with Collette Zerah, the renowned French pianist …

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Shannon Mercer

www.shannonmercer.com

“Her soprano is bright and agile, and she uses vibrato and ornamentation vividly to extract telling nuances from words and music. Mercer brings equal expressive vibrancy to the amorous, hedonistic and sorrowful feelings in these delectable pieces.” (Gramophone)

Recognized for the luminosity and …

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Vito Priante

www.vito-priante.com

“Vito lends his magnificent bass voice to the character of Leone, completing effectively (and luxuriously) the classic sextet of baroque opera” (Concertonet review of Tamerlano, Liceu Barcelona)

Baritone Vito Priante’s voice has been described as elegant and burnished, stylish and seductive, agile and …

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Richard Margison

www.richardmargison.com

“Richard Margison gave the audience exactly what they wanted – ringing top notes and lots of excitement.” (Opera Now)

Hailed for his ringing top notes and spine-tingling power, Canadian tenor Richard Margison is renowned for his interpretations of Verdi, Puccini, Strauss and Beethoven. …

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Norine Burgess

www.norineburgess.com

“…a lambent-toned Burgess gave the performance of the evening with her whimsical, touching interpretation of Reger’s “Funf neue Kinderlieder, Op. 142” which was intimate in manner, but gloriously full-voiced.” (Globe & Mail)

Praised for her bright, elegant and lambent-toned voice, Canadian mezzo-soprano Norine …

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