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...

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Inna Perkis

Russian-Canadian pianist Inna Perkis was described by the Weekly Seattle as having “…a commanding musical personality… poetry to every nuance…”. Ms. Perkis has performed internationally as a soloist and a chamber musician, collaborating with such distinguished musicians as Ofra Harnoy, Michael Schade, Measha Bruggergosman, and Isabel Bayrakdarian, As a collaborative...

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...

Joseph-Macerollo

Joseph Macerollo

His textbook, The Accordion Resource Manual, stands as a marvelous achievement of methodology and scholarship and is widely used by composers and researchers for insights into the instrument. Awards received include a Guelph Civic Ring of his native city (1964), Mississauga Musician of the Year (1987), Lifetime Achievement Award from...

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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Elina Kelebeev

Described as having “brilliant insight and extreme musicality” by the Toronto Star, Canadian pianist Elina Kelebeev is becoming known as a soloist and collaborative pianist. Elina has collaborated with established vocalists such as renowned Canadian baritone Russell Braun and Ukrainian soprano Anna Shafajinskaya; she has also teamed up with rising...

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

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...

Nathalie-Paulin

Nathalie Paulin

Soprano Nathalie Paulin has established herself in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East as an interpretive artist of the very first rank. Winner of a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Opera Performance, she has collaborated with internationally renowned conductors including Jane Glover, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Antony Walker,...

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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