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L to R: Violinists Zeyu Victor Li, Marc Bouchkov, Stephen Waarts 2013 Award Winners. Photo: Courtesy of CMIM
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Promising young violinists compete at Concours musical international

The annual music competition is the only one to embrace three disciplines, voice, piano and violin, each presented in turn, once in three years.

Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel
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Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel

That a small number of Jews, who also observe Passover, claim to like the taste of matzoh could be seen as a kind of culinary Stockholm Syndrome.”

Book review: Montreal’s architectural glory glimmers in Smith’s Golden Square Mile
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Book review: Montreal’s architectural glory glimmers in Smith’s Golden Square Mile

Leonard Cohen likes to say he returns to Montreal to renew his neurotic affiliations.

John Zorn performs The Concealed. Photo by Martin Morissette
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Festival International de Musique Actuelle: Zorn’s bagatelles biggest draw

Fans of John Zorn, the prolific and imaginative musical innovator, will be flocking to this city starting May 19.

Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence
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Dulcinea Langfelder, a mime who broke the silence

Martha Graham, Grand Dame of modern dance, whose influence still resonates, defined dance as communication.

Photo courtesy of Shen Yun 2015
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Shen Yun operatic spectacle dazzles at Place des Arts

Convulsive changes in Chinese society have rekindled a yearning for free expression, cultural diversity, and creativity linked to traditional arts.

Opéra de Montréal’s Otello as unique as it is powerful
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Opéra de Montréal’s Otello as unique as it is powerful

The very fact that opera has survived as an art form in our hyper realistic environment is a testament to its unique characteristics and enduring value.

Book review: Wall of Dust by Timothy Niedermann
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Book review: Wall of Dust by Timothy Niedermann

Israelis call it the security fence. In Arabic, it is labeled the derogatory Apartheid Wall.

CD review: Stéphane Tétreault,  Marie-Ève Scarfone
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CD review: Stéphane Tétreault, Marie-Ève Scarfone

From the moment of the opening phrase, the listener is drawn into the dialogue between the cello and the piano.

CD review: Jason Rosenblatt Wiseman’s Rag
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CD review: Jason Rosenblatt Wiseman’s Rag

It takes a lot of training, life experience, and desire to tell musical stories effectively.