Jimmy-Roberts

Jimmy Roberts

Jimmy Roberts is a composer for the musical theater as well as a pianist and entertainer. His musical scores include: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (1996) and The Thing About Men (2003), both with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. He is a 1977 graduate of the Manhattan...

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Krisztina Szabo

Hungarian-Canadian mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó has become highly sought after in both North America and Europe as an artist of supreme musicianship and stagecraft. The Chicago Tribune exclaimed, “Krisztina Szabó stole her every scene with her powerful, mahogany voice and deeply poignant immersion in the empress’ plight” after her performance of...

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Michele Bogdanowicz

Canadian Michèle Bogdanowicz has taken an important place among the outstanding mezzo-sopranos of her generation. A Fellow at Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists, she was chosen to present the world premiere of songs “Facing Forward, Looking Back” by American composer Jake Heggie and as a member of the prestigious Merola Program of the San...

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Deborah Hay

Filmography:  The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche, The Gospel of Phi, Countenace.  Deborah is an acclaimed stage actress who performs across Canada and the US and is known for her impressive work at The Shaw Festival and Stratford Festival. Read more at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2301677/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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,...