Entries by Roland Descambault

Joining us Dec 13-14 for ROSA [mys.ti.ka], Bruce Dickey is one of a handful of musicians worldwide who have dedicated themselves to reviving the cornetto

Once an instrument of great virtuosi, but which lamentably fell into disuse in the 19th century. The revival began in the 1950s, but it was largely Bruce Dickey, who, from the late 1970s, created a new renaissance of the instrument, allowing the agility and expressive power of the cornetto to be heard once again.

Composer Andrew Balfour Featured in the Globe and Mail

Choral maestro Andrew Balfour pursues his Indigenous identity through music. There are things you expect to hear from a classical-music composer like Andrew Balfour: that he grew up singing in a church choir. That he began playing an instrument at an early age – in his case, trumpet. That while other kids were grinding out guitar licks, miming Bruce Springsteen or David Bowie (he grew up in the 1970s), Balfour was air-conducting Beethoven.