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James Ehnes to be Visiting Professor of Violin at Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has announced that James Ehnes is to join their roster as Visiting Professor of Violin. Read the full announcement here.…

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Adrianne Pieczonka Featured on Canada Post Stamp

Adrianne Pieczonka is featured on a special set of stamps issued by Canada Post honouring  the 50th anniversary of the first production of the opera Louis Riel. The five-stamp collection celebrating Canadian opera includes two internationally renowned singers: Adrianne Pieczonka and Gerald …

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Press Release: 2016 Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival

The Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival
August  6 – 21, 2016

For the 24th consecutive year, the Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival brings the art of music-making to the tranquil and lush town of Moritzburg, located a short distance from Dresden (Germany). This exceptional Festival continues …

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James Ehnes takes over CBCMusic today at Guest Editor!

As James takes off on his cross-Canada recital tour with Andrew Armstrong, he is taking a moment to take a guest spot as Guest Editor on CBCMusic.ca. Below are some of the stories curated by James:

1) What children can teach us about music appreciation …

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James Ehnes Takes Home his 11th JUNO Award!

On Saturday night James won his 11th JUNO Award for his recording of Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas (Onyx Classics) with pianist Andrew Armstrong in the category of Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber Ensemble. Congratulations!…

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James Ehnes up for Two 2016 JUNO Awards!

James is up for two JUNO Awards for his two latest CDs on Onyx Classics: Best Classical Album: Solo or Chamber Ensemble for his recording of Franck and Strauss Sonatas with Andrew Armstrong and Best Classical Album: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble …

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James Ehnes Celebrates his 40th Birthday with Canada-wide Recital Tour!

Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes Hits 40 and Hits the Road
on a National Recital Tour

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Wednesday, January 27 2016 – Today James Ehnes turns 40! To celebrate, he’s throwing a super-sized birthday party in the form of a national

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Dolora Zajick honoured at the Met for her incredible career

Dolora was presented with a commemorative golden anvil by General Manager Peter Gelb at Saturday’s performance of Verdi’s Il Trovatore in which she sings Azucena. She made her Met debut in 1988 in the same role and remains the definitive interpreter of Azucena, having sung it …

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Dora Award Nomination for Russell Braun’s Don Giovanni

Russell is nominated for a 2015 Dora Mavor Award for Outstanding Performance – Male for his intense and critically acclaimed portrayal of Don Giovanni in the Canadian Opera Company’s production. This year’s awards ceremony will take place June 22 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.…

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Denise Djokic Hosts “This Is My Music” on CBC Music Satuday April 11, from 10am-noon EST

Denise’s episode as host of “This Is My Music” will be re-broadcast this Saturday morning, April 11, from 10am-noon EST on CBC Radio 2, and streamed live at cbcmusic.ca.…

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James Ehnes shortlisted for RPS Award

Congrats to James Ehnes on being shortlisted as Instrumentalist of the year for the RPS Awards. Presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society in association with BBC Radio 3, the awards celebrate outstanding achievement by artists and organisations in classical music in 2014. Winners will be announced …

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Dolora Zajick in PBS Documentary about Virtual Choir with Carmelite Nuns

Virtual Harmony is a documentary account about the music and production of a virtual choir as part of the August 2014 celebrations presented by the Carmelite Family of the Western US to mark the 500th anniversary of St. Teresa’s birth. Dolora Zajick and Sister …

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TONIGHT: Adrianne Pieczonka’s ROH Der fliegende Holländer to be broadcast LIVE to movie theatres around the world

The Royal Opera House production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer starring Adrianne Pieczonka and Bryn Terfel will be relayed live into cinemas around the world tonight (24 February) at 7.15pm (GMT). Check your local listings for movie theatre times and locations!…

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Institute for Young Dramatic Voice Alumni Makes a Sensational Debut in Die Walküre in Toronto

Former IYDV participant, Issachah Savage stepped into the role of Siegmund in the Canadian Opera Company’s Die Walküre. The roaring response from the audience was incredible and the reviews no less: “A Star is Born…Savage’s newly founded fan base in Toronto would…give him a …

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JUNO Nominations Announced!

The 2015 JUNO Award nominations were announced today at a press conference in Toronto.

James Ehnes looks to add to his already impressive collection of JUNO Awards as he is once again up for two awards:

  • the final volume of his Bartok project with Chandos,
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Adrianne Piezonka’s Elektra DVD in 2014 Best Of Lists & Nominated for a 2015 Opera Award

Adrianne’s Elektra DVD filmed at the 2013 Aix-en-Provence festival has been widely acclaimed and is now nominated for a 2015 Opera Award in the category of  Best DVD. The winners will be announced at a gala event on April 26th held at the Savoy Theatre …

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