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 →

THE INSIDE STORY: Hans Bakker and LEGENDS & LIGHT

After finishing his studies in piano, church organ, and choral conducting in Utrecht, composer Hans Bakker began teaching piano at music schools in the Netherlands. Apart from his teaching practice, he conducted two choirs and was active in the improvisational music scene. After graduation from the University of Amsterdam, he returned to music, becoming completely... Continue Reading →

The PARMA Album of the Day: SEPARATION

Composer Paula Diehl's released her double-album SEPARATION on Navona Records in June of last year. On this release,  Deihl represents the unique characteristics of each instrument featured to shine through in explorations of harmonic content and structure in a rich catalog of works for both small and large ensembles. Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review says "The... Continue Reading →

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