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September 21, 2017

Schubert lived largely in the shadow of Beethoven in Vienna. Imagine his thrill at being offered a commission in 1824 to compose a companion piece to Beethoven’s Septet. The commission came from Count Ferdinand Troyer, a proficient amateur clarinetist. Troyer served as an official in the household of Archduke Rudolf Hapsburg, heir to the Austrian throne, and a friend and patron of Beethoven. It could not have come at a […]

October 22, 2015

The Bergmann Duo present “razzle-dazzle” and “electrifylingly rendered” recitals (The Vancouver Sun) have touched and inspired audiences with their uniquely eclectic programmes for more than two decades. As international prize winners, including the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition and Provincia di Caltanisetta International Chamber Music Competition, they have performed in recital and with orchestras North America and Europe including recent appearances at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and in Munich in 2013. […]

October 22, 2015

The Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Artistic Director Lydia Adams, is a 20-voice professional chamber choir based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by the late Dr. Elmer Iseler in 1979, it is one of Canada’s most illustrious professional choral ensembles. The choir has built an enviable international reputation through its concerts, broadcasts and more than 50 recordings. Known for its unique beauty of sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life […]