Music reviews of the finest concerts in Toronto and beyond!
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B.Mus.(U.W.O.), Ph.D.(Harvard University)
Professor Emeritus (UofO - Music History)
Paul Merkley, F.R.S.C.
B.Mus., M.Ed., A.R.C.T.
Pianist, choral director, music teacher, administrator and music lover.
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Based in Toronto, Filipino-American pianist Tristan Savella has been an active performer in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is the recipient of multiple prizes at various national and international competitions, including third place at the Concours Flame in Paris and first place at the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York City. He is currently in the Doctorate of Musical Arts Program at the University of Toronto, where he studies with Marietta Orlov.
Born in Hong Kong, Australian concert pianist Chris Au completed his undergraduate studies with professors John Perry and David Louie at Toronto's Glenn Gould School. He is presently pursuing a Masters Degree at the University of Montreal with Jean Saulnier.
Christopher Goodpasture, a New York based pianist and chamber music musician, is a member of the New York based Ensemble Connect (formerly Ensemble ACJW), a fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School and the Weill Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and with an emphasis on audience engagement, teaching and performing chamber music.He holds graduate degrees from Yale University and The Juilliard School, is a winner of Astral Artists 2019 National Auditions
B.A. (English), M.A. (English)
Pianist, Trumpeter, Arts Administrator, Youth Orchestra Coach