Igor-Gefter

Igor Gefter

Internationally acclaimed cellist Igor Gefter joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 2006. Prior to his move to Toronto, Mr. Gefter held the position of Associate Principal Cello with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. While still a student at The Juilliard School in New York, Igor was invited to play in...

Russell-Braun

Russell Braun

Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star) baritone Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world.  His intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of Chou En-lai, Billy Budd, Prince Andrei, Figaro,...

Ryan Harper

Ryan Harper

Toronto-based tenor Ryan Harper received his Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Toronto, attended the Glenn Gould School, and then finished his formal schooling at Florida State University, where he earned a Masters in Voice Performance.  Furthering Education has lead Ryan to Stuttgart to sing  with the Bach...

Mark-Skazinetsky

Mark Skazinetsky

Mark Skazinetsky joined the TSO in 1980 and has served as Associate Concertmaster since 2001. A native of Odessa, Ukraine, Mr. Skazinetsky earned a degree with honours in all four qualifications of performer, teacher, chamber instrumentalist, and orchestral player, from the State Conservatory of Odessa. At age fifteen he won...

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Isabel Bayrakdarian

It’s not every prima donna who can boast a degree in biomedical engineering, but then, Isabel Bayrakdarian isn’t your average prima donna—in fact, she’d probably demur at being called a prima donna at all. In a career still in its second decade, an eagerly anticipated visitor to opera houses and...

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Kathryn Tremills

Kathryn Tremills has been described as “A brilliant pianist, “a performer of amazing technical artistry and mature virtuosity,” and “a remarkably perceptive and gifted musician.” An alumnus of The Eastman School of Music; The University of Colorado at Boulder; The University of Toronto; and the Banff Centre for the Arts,...

Peter-McGillivray

Peter McGillivray

Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Ontario, baritone Peter McGillivray leapt to international attention in 2005 by winning top prizes both at the Montreal International Musical Competition and at the Queen Sonja Competition in Oslo, Norway. He first attracted the national interest of Canadians both as the winner of the...

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Allison Angelo

Hailed as “A fabulous discovery” by the Toronto Star’s John Terauds, Canadian soprano Allison Angelo is a talented and versatile young singer gaining recognition on the operatic and concert stage. During the 2011-2012 season she was Musician in Residence for the St. Cecilia Concert Series in Halifax, appeared in recital...

Joni-Henson

Joni Henson

“As the ‘wronged’ woman’ Joni Henson is a powerhouse, making her Santuzza real, normal, and true.”  -Danny Gaisin “Henson’s Senta, though still a girl, is a deep well of emotion, to which Henson gives resplendent voice” -Kevin Bazzana Read more at http://www.jonihensonsoprano.com

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Ben Carlson

Ben Carlson is a Canadian actor, best known for his roles in Shakespeare’s plays. He portrayed Walter Shirley in the 2008 film Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. Read more at http://anneofgreengables.wikia.com/wiki/Ben_Carlson