Arianne Ewing-Chow has a passion for teaching students how to make music an integral part of their lives. She believes in finding joy in music making through freedom of expression through sound. She graduated from University of Toronto (Bachelor of Music) and the Glenn Gould School (Artist Teacher of Pedagogy and Performance). Arianne studied abroad in Bad Bertrich, Germany for an international masterclass with John Perry, and the Almalfi Coast, Italy with Luiz de Moura Castro and Brian Ganz, and performed in a ten-piano monster concert with Toyich International Projects in Rome.
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Ms. Pagliari is the Director of the Beaches Suzuki School of Music and is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she earned an Honours Degree in Violin Performance. Ines studied with the late Jack Montague and Isodor Desser and with Victor Danchenko. Ines has received numerous scholarships, awards and was invited to perform for Sir Yehudi Menuhin in a masterclass held in Toronto. Ms. Pagliari has been teaching following the principles of the Suzuki Method since the early '90's.
Lisa Iwasaki has performed widely as a piano soloist and collaborative artist in Canada and the U.S. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, she holds degrees from the University of Toronto in music education and psychology, and a Masters degree in piano performance from Southern Methodist University. Teachers have included Andrew Markow, David Karp, Sam Holland, Fernando Laires and Nazzareno Carusi. Ms.
Dr. Lisa Tahara is a soloist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist and teacher currently living in Toronto, Ontario. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria, she moved to Toronto to begin her graduate studies. After receiving her Masters of Music, Lisa went on to pursue her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree, which she completed in 2015.
Marion Abbott is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. Upon graduating, she was immediately hired to teach for the program and was later named one of the top twenty graduates of the program. She has her Grade 10 Voice and A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance from The Royal Conservatory of Music. She studied piano with Margaret Parsons Poole, Clifford Poole and Ted Ellis. She studied voice with Christina James, Deb Joy and Sheila Brand.
Martha Gregory was born in Rochester, New York where she studied violin, piano and voice at the Hochstein School of Music,The Eastman School of Music, and Roberts Wesleyan College. Her string studies involved classical and Suzuki methods. After moving to Canada in 1974, she established a private studio in Pickering, Ontario that she still maintains. Since her move to Canada, Martha has enjoyed performing, teaching and promoting Canadian music through her work with music festivals.
Canadian pianist Shoshana Telner has performed across Canada and abroad. Described as an “authentic musician with a sparkling technique” (Le Droit) and “full of fire and warmth” (the New York Times), Shoshana has a passion for engaging audiences with exciting performances. She made her solo orchestral début with the National Arts Centre Orchestra at the age of 16 and has since performed as soloist with several orchestras including the Québec Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Classical Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra.
Canadian pianist Stéphan Sylvestre enjoys a very active and versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Compared by critics to Artur Rubinstein for his natural talent and flawless technique (La Presse, Montreal), he has toured countries throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Russia. Notable venues include the Concertgebouw (Holland), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (UK), the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia), Place des Arts, the National Arts Centre and the Four Seasons Centre (Canada).
Dr. Younggun Kim is a pianist known for his blazing technical capacity and a lush sound supported by a natural phrasing sense (Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review), who has performed across North America and Europe. He is active as soloist, and chamber musician; recently he joined his alma mater, University of Toronto, as faculty member. He is also a sought-after adjudicator, having served as Permanent Adjudicator for the Canadian Music Competition, touring 12 cities across Canada.