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Almost every article written about sitarist Shahid Parvez describes him as one of India’s finest young musicians, so it’s a bit of a shock to read the fine print and discover that...
One of the pleasures of playing Johannes Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, says Inon Barnatan, is that it allows the soloist considerable interpretive freedom—but the...
You can’t always hear Tajikistan in Farangis Nurulla-Khoja’s music, but it’s there. Yes, the Montreal-based composer works in a thoroughly international style, often setting dense...
It's not news that Carlos Nuñez will be playing seven concerts in the Pacific Northwest this fall: after all, even Nanaimo should be entitled to some Spanish bagpipe music every...
Fear not: I won’t be donning a micro-mini or waving pom-poms for the purpose of this survey. But it’s hard not to act like a cheerleader when looking at the upcoming year in...
If Marina Hasselberg had listened to her friends, she wouldn’t be here today. Oh, she’d be somewhere, possibly Montreal or Toronto, playing the cello and carving out a career for...
Nicole Ge Li claims that she didn’t choose the erhu. Instead, the erhu chose her. “My mom’s a singer, so she was the first one to introduce me to music,” the 28-year-old virtuoso...
Given that he’s on the verge of what he calls “a significant birthday”, George Cables can be forgiven for reminiscing, especially as the pianist, who turns 70 in November, has had...
Punch Brothers mandolinist Chris Thile and freelance bassist Edgar Meyer have had more than a few bonding moments, but one of their strongest links is their shared love of the...
An unprecedented number of local Fringe veterans are returning to this year’s edition of the annual theatre event, which is cause to celebrate. But it’s not all good news: one of...

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