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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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Goldner String Quartet Performs Farr's Latest Quartet

Te Tai-O-Rehua (“The Tasman Sea”) was first performed and toured by the Goldner String Quartet throughout New Zealand, 21 Sep to 5 Oct 2013. This new work was co-commissioned by Chamber Music New Zealand and Goldner Quartet to mark the 21st anniversary of the Wellington and Sydney sister-city relationship. The Goldner Quartet is one of Australia’s [...]

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Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Premieres Hatzis

Christos Hatzis’ latest work for orchestra, The Isle is Full of Noises receives its first performance this week with l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Nathan Brock, at Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, on 15 October 2013. The new work was commissioned by Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal for their Shakespeare-themed programme, which marks the 450th anniversary [...]

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Hilary Hahn Announces Release of Encores Recording

Star violinist Hilary Hahn and Deutsche Grammophon have announced the release of her newest album, In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores, which includes Coming To. The album will be released on 11 November 2013 in the US, Japan and Taiwan, and in March 2014 for the rest of the world. Throughout her career, Hilary Hahn has [...]

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World Premiere: 'Between Zero and One' by John Psathas

John Psathas has written an epic new work for New Zealand percussion ensemble, Strike Percussion, which premieres this weekend at the Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand, 6-7 September 2013. Between Zero and One is an immersive 80-minute musical and visual experience that Psathas developed in collaboration with Strike Percussion and director Philippa Campbell. Between Zero and One also [...]

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Pruden's String Trio Featured on Tour in New Zealand

String Trio features in the programmes of the Antipodes String Trio who are performing across New Zealand under the auspices of Chamber Music New Zealand this month (2-18 August 2013). The Antipodes Trio was founded by two of New Zealand’s leading young string players, Amalia Hall (violin) and Nicholas Hancox (viola). They are joined by their [...]

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World Premiere at Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival

A new work by Vincent Ho will receive its world premiere performance this week, at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival in Canada. The new work, Maples and the Stream, was written especially for Duo Concertante and narrator Evelyn Hart who will be presenting the first performance on 3 August. The new 30-minute work features poetry [...]

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