12 Apr 2016

Yaletown String Quartet

When it comes to arranging the most symbolic days in life – weddings, baptisms, coming of age rituals, anniversaries – it is reassuring to know that you can find local talent to help you create the day you are seeking. In Vancouver, we are lucky to have so many skilled artists

11 Nov 2015

Bob Murphy ♫

At the beginning of the year, we were lucky enough to interview jazz pianist Bob Murphy. Murphy has been well known around Vancouver for his sensitive, insightful playing and his ability to fit into all manner of ensembles. He has been a beloved teacher to kids and adults, amateurs and professionals who

20 Oct 2015

Denk + Thom

Like a true artist, Jeremy Denk was playing with the repertoire right up to the last minute. Instead of Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, it would be Haydn and Schumann’s Carnaval. Done. Well. With the revised program insert in place, the ragtime line-up might just need some shifting of its own.

25 Sep 2015

Jonathan Girard

For many of us, a career is a door propped open. Why not try something different? But, ever so often, you meet that person who has had one clear career dream since childhood. Jonathan Girard is one of the unwavering few. Now Director of Orchestras at the UBC School of

07 Aug 2015

The Getz Ear

Who is going to be the Next Big Thing in Classical Music? Ask Leila Getz. Every year, new, promising talents gain notice in this country or that – fronting symphonies, winning competitions. Over time, the odd one will enthrall the classical masses and leap into superstardom. Since starting the Vancouver

31 Jul 2015

GSGD

Captain Stubing is awaiting the arrival of the new Youth Activities Cruise Coordinator, a motherless Maria Andrews. Maria arrives in her one remaining dress with a guitar, a clingy Auntie Em and a tune from Seussical the Musical. After this 2015 Love Boat is well out to sea, some thunder-spooked children join Maria

14 Jul 2015

Jessica Stuart

‘It will not be easy But I plan to keep My quiet revolution on.’ Jessica Stuart’s quiet revolution is marching right through creative boundaries. Armed with a 13 string Japanese koto, a Brazilian agate guitar pick and folk-jazz-indie rock vocals, Jessica Stuart resists easy labeling. She and her “fantastic” rotating cast

19 May 2015

Mark Ferris

If you’re looking for someone who knows the Vancouver music scene, look for violinist Mark Ferris. He is everywhere. From one week to another, you might find Ferris serving as Concert Master for the Vancouver Opera Orchestra or playing with Diana Krall, Wanting Qu or Marianas Trench. Then again, Ferris might be

25 Mar 2015

Wendy Bross Stuart

If you are a musical theatre fan and you live in Vancouver, you have undoubtedly seen her work. Singin’ In The Rain, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Rose, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Anything Goes. Wendy Bross Stuart has been the Music Director behind some of our city’s most popular productions for

10 Feb 2015

Boris Favre

How is it that a Canadian born in France becomes an acclaimed builder of Swedish bagpipes? It’s a story that starts with an adventurous childhood fit for a storybook. Little Boris Favre was born in Lyon. His parents split early on, so Boris moved to Montreal then Vancouver with his