Catching Up with the 2017 Fellows

Catching Up with the 2017 Fellows   This summer, our Academy welcomed 34 talented emerging artists from around the world: 22 Fellows in the Chamber Music Institute and 12 Fellows in the Art of Song Program. Throughout the Festival, Fellows had the opportunity to rehearse and perform alongside Academy mentors and guests artists including Soile Isokoski, James Ehnes, the St. Lawrence String Quartet,...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part Eight, featuring Rebecca Shasberger!

This week, Toronto Summer Music sat down with TSM Academy Fellow and cellist, Rebecca Shasberger, to discuss her experience at the Festival and the music she played over the last 4 weeks! You’ve had a very full four weeks of challenging repertoire. As this intense musical experience begins to wrap up, what’s on your mind? It’s been a really wonderful experience getting to play so much repertoire,...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part Seven, featuring Ji Soo Choi!

  This week, Toronto Summer Music had a chance to sit down with TSM Academy Fellow and violinist, Ji Soo Choi, to discuss her experience at the Festival and Brahms’ String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111.  Ji Soo performed this piece with her ensemble this past Wednesday July 19 at TSM’s Academy Lunch Concert: Mendelssohn & Brahms.  You can hear Ji Soo next performing Shosta...

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2017 Fellow Fridays Part Six, featuring Geoffrey Conquer!

This week, I sat down with one of our Chamber Music Institute Fellows, pianist Geoffrey Conquer to talk about life at TSM.  Here’s what we discussed! Q: Tell me about your time at TSM. A: It’s been great so far! Our days are filled with rehearsals and most evenings there are concerts to attend.  Mornings are occupied with fellows-only rehearsals and the afternoons are mainly spent rehearsing...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part Five!

We are only 6 days away from Opening Night of the 2017 Toronto Summer Music Festival!  How exciting!  In this week’s edition of Fellow Fridays, we are proud to feature soprano Sinéad White, cellist Brandon Xu, violist Jiwon Kim, and pianist Amy Seulky Lee. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sinéad White, soprano 1....

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Q & A with violin master, Martin Beaver!

This week, Toronto Summer Music got a chance to ask world renowned violinist, Martin Beaver, some fun questions about his life and music.  Enjoy! Q: What’s your favorite thing about the Toronto Summer Music Festival?   A: Without a doubt, playing, rehearsing and exchanging ideas with the fellows is my favourite aspect of TSM. In addition, I am always grateful that TSM affords me a week in th...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part Four!

We are less than two weeks away from Opening Night of this year’s Toronto Summer Music Festival!  In this week’s edition of Fellow Fridays, we are proud to feature soprano Megan Miceli, violist Emily Eng, violinist Boson Mo, and violinist Ekaterina Manafova. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Megan Miceli, sop...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part Three!

We are under three weeks away from the start of our 2017 Summer Academy!  In this week’s edition of Fellow Fridays, we are proud to feature violinist Alice Hong, mezzo-soprano Victoria Marshall, pianist Jared Tehse, and violinist Yeajin Kim.  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Alice Hong, violin 1. Who is/has been a musi...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part Two!

We are under a month away from the start of our 2017 Summer Academy and in the next weeks, we will be introducing the talented young musicians attending the Chamber Music Institute and Art of Song program. In this week’s edition of Fellow Fridays, we are proud to feature soprano Sydney Baedke, violinist Steve Sang Hyun Koh, cellist Nicholas Denton-Protsack, and baritone Joel Allison.    ____...

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2017 Fellow Fridays, Part One!

We are only a few weeks away from the start of our 2017 Summer Academy and in the next weeks, we will be introducing the talented young musicians attending the Chamber Music Institute and Art of Song program. In this week’s edition of Fellow Fridays, we are proud to feature baritone Adam Harris, violinist Ji Soo Choi, mezzo-soprano Evanna Lai, and pianist Geoffrey Conquer.                  ...

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