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Hilary Hahn's Recording of Hatzis Nominated for Grammy

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Star violinist Hilary Hahn with pianist Cory Smythe has been nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award in the “Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” category for her album In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores released by Deutsche Grammophon (0289 479 1725). This Grammy-nominated album features a recording of Christos Hatzis’s work for violin and piano, Coming To.

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Influenced by Gamelan: the Music of Gareth Farr

The influence of gamelan on the music of Gareth FarrWith a tradition dating back well over 500 years, gamelan music continues to be an iconic feature of the Indonesian performing arts. Gamelan music has been of interest to the scholars of Western music for some time: European composers including Debussy, Ravel, and Bartók as well as American [...]

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World Premiere: Farr's Concerto for Piano & Orchestra

Gareth Farr cites his new Concerto for Piano and Orchestra as being a work that he has been contemplating for nearly 30 years. It will be premiered this Friday with piano soloist Tony Lee and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pietari Inkenen, at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand. Farr’s Concerto [...]

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Vincent Ho Features in Toronto's New Creations Festival

Vincent Ho features in Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s ‘New Creations Festival’ with a performance of his cello concerto City Suite at Roy Thomson Concert Hall, Toronto, Canada on Friday 7 March 2014. Soloist Shauna Rolston leads the performance with the orchestra under the direction of conductor Gary Kulesha. Also on the programme is the world premiere [...]

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Suzie LeBlanc & Manitoba Chamber Orchestra Perform Hatzis

This week Christos Hatzis’ Four Songs on Poems by Elizabeth Bishop features in a programme presented by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra (MCO) and soprano soloist Suzie LeBlanc at Westminster United Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 18 February. Led by MCO Music Director and Conductor, Anne Manson, Hatzis’ work features alongside works by Woljciech Kilar, Alasdair MacLean and [...]

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Hatzis Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Hellenic Heritage Foundation of Canada (HHF) recently announced that Christos Hatzis is the 2014 recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. The Foundation has presented this award to Hatzis in recognition of Hatzis’ accomplishments as an educator, musician and ambassador of Greek culture.Launched in 2012, the first recipients of this award include Canadian Supreme Court Justice [...]

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New Documentary on John Psathas Airs on the Arts Channel in New Zealand

A new documentary featuring John Psathas by Keith Hill airs on the Arts Channel in New Zealand on 15 January 2014. It features discussion and performances of Psathas' recent chamber music works that incorporate backing digital audio tracks—what Psathas refers to as his 'karaoke' pieces. One of these works is Songs for Simon, for solo [...]

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Dame Evelyn Glennie, Vincent Ho and The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for New Recording

Virtuoso percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and composer Vincent Ho have teamed up to launch a crowdfunding campaign (Indiegogo) for a new recording of Ho’s critically-acclaimed percussion concerto, The Shaman. The campaign was launched on Tuesday 3 December and will end on 3 February 2014 (60 days). Since its world premiere in 2011 with Glennie [...]

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Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Performs Hatzis' Oboe Concerto

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra are performing Christos Hatzis’ oboe concerto Telluric Dances on 30 November. This performance will feature the ESO’s Principal Oboe, Lidia Khaner with guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen. Telluric Dances is programmed alongside Mendelssohn’s The Fair Melusina: Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Two different requests for an oboe concerto brought Telluric Dances into being: one by Joseph Salvalaggio, a Canadian oboist living and working [...]

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