MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: LALA LEE
Classic Concerts NS is thrilled to introduce you to our newest (and youngest) Musician of the Month: Meet May’s MOTM, pianist Lala Lee!
Lala Lee, age 17, is a grade 12 Honors with Distinction student, a Sacred Heart Scholar and a Celine Hatherly Scholar. Currently a student of Lynn Stodola, she will be moving to Toronto in the fall to study with John Perry at the Glenn Gould School of Music.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: JANE ARCHIBALD
April showers bring more than just May flowers: Say hello to our latest Musician of the Month, soprano Jane Archibald!
Jane Archibald’s career trajectory has taken her from Canada to San Francisco to the Vienna State Opera and major opera houses on both continents.
Her artistry has generated excitement across Europe and North America with recent engagements including Lucia and Konstanze, Adele and Ophélie at the Met, Olympia, Zerbinetta and Cleopatra at the Opéra National de Paris, Sophie at La Scala Milan and in Berlin, Zerbinetta at Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and in Munich, as well as Semele at the Canadian Opera Company.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: JEFF JOUDREY
After a long month of snow, snow, snow, we’re more than ready to say goodbye to February and hello to our newest Musician of the Month, Jeff Joudrey!
Jeff Joudrey is highly regarded for his vision, musical leadership, and standards of excellence in choral music. Founder and former director of the First Baptist Girls’ Choir (1983 – 2012) and founder of Halifax Camerata Singers (1986), his leadership has provided challenge and reward for many Nova Scotia singers.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: CHRISTOPHER PALMER
A new month means a new featured musician, and February’s is none other than Christopher Palmer!
Christopher Palmer was born in The Hague, Netherlands, of Canadian parents, and grew up in London, England. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London, and later at the University of Ottawa.
He lives in Halifax, working as a professional bassoonist with Symphony Nova Scotia.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: NORMAN ADAMS
What better way to kick off the new year than by getting to know an amazing local artist? Meet our January Musician of the Month, Norman Adams!
Norman Adams is Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia, and the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN Music. A student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, Bernard Greenhouse, and American new music pioneer Pauline Oliveros, Norman has been a soloist with SNS and Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: CHRISTINA MURRAY
December means snow, skating, and sugarplums. It also means that we get to announce our December Musician of the Month, conductor Christina Murray!
Christina Murray is a choral conductor and vocal pedagogue based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She approaches her conducting practice through the voice and is widely known for her award-winning and innovative work as artistic director of Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: TRISTAN DE BORBA
We’re delighted to introduce November’s Musician of the Month – the highly talented Tristan De Borba!
As one of Canada’s preeminent classical saxophonists, Tristan De Borba is quickly gaining a reputation as an innovative and engaging musician, with a versatility and sensitive musicianship. Tristan has been engaged as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue and conductor across Canada.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: SHIMON WALT
It’s finally fall, and leaves are changing – and so is our musician of the month. We’re thrilled to welcome Shimon Walt on as our October MOTM!
Shimon Walt is the Assistant Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia (SNS). Since arriving in Nova Scotia in 1976, he’s been an integral part of this province’s musical life. …Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: NICOLE JORDAN
Better late than never – meet our September Musician of the Month, the talented Nicole Jordan!
Nicole lives in The Netherlands and loves to bring her eclectic background and experience to the concert stage. She is involved in many classical and cross-over collaborations with musicians from different genres. She expresses her love of music, story-telling, and interdisciplinary arts with her group, Alchemy Ensemble.…Read More
MUSICIAN OF THE MONTH: DEREK CHARKE
Summer is pushing full-force ahead, and that means it’s time for our August Musician of the Month: Derek Charke!
Derek Charke is a JUNO and three-time ECMA award-winning composer and flutist. He has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, Toronto Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Duo Turgeon, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, as well as an impressive list of other performers and organizations.…Read More