The Inside Story: John Robertson and VIRTUOSITY

John Robertson was born and educated in New Zealand, coming to Canada in 1967 where he continued his education at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto while pursuing a career in the insurance business. Since having scored a win in the Nepean Symphony’s composers’ competition in 1987, he has had his music performed in many countries... Continue Reading →

March 2019 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Ansonica, Navona, and Ravello Records. "Fine, sensitive performances all round. .... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Fuego Quartet and MIGRATION

Renowned for their award-winning performances, the Fuego Quartet is devoted to the performance of both standard and contemporary works for all audiences. Founded in 2015 at the Eastman School of Music, Fuego is passionate about community engagement and education, striving to bring new sounds into familiar spaces and introduce music of all types to audiences... Continue Reading →

Music Without Borders

With over 7 billion people, and many being an artist in some way, the world is a canvas for ideas in music, visual arts, cooking, dance, and countless other creative mediums. With each region offering its own distinct flare, the opportunity to discover something new is endless. We recently handpicked a selection of works from... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Ssu-Yu Huang and BENEATH THE TIDE

Ssu-Yu Huang, a native of Taiwan, enjoys an active career in contemporary music. Her compositions – covering a wide range of music with bold and delicate genres – are performed by professional musicians and orchestras around the globe. German maestro Günther Herbig praised her orchestral work, calling it “a modern and complex style, presenting her... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Yoko Hirota and SCHOENBERG PIANO MUSIC AND HIS 17 FRAGMENTS

Having been praised by the press as “precise and keenly projective” and demonstrating “the highest level of proficiency,” Japanese-Canadian pianist Yoko Hirota is considered one of the leading interpreters of contemporary piano repertory of her generation. Yoko received her doctoral degree in piano performance under Louis-Philippe Pelletier at McGill University. She is a strong advocate of contemporary music,... Continue Reading →

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