Listen to the Animals – The Cave reviewed in The Star

June 30th, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

Photo of Alex Samaras, Derek Kwan, Neema Bickersteth and Andrea Koziol by Delal Hagos

Great review by Karen Fricker in the Toronto Star of the world premiere of The Cave at the Luminato Festival. Hopefully this is just the beginning! Great piece by John Millard, Tomson Highway and Martha Ross, and a killer band – Rob Clutton, Germaine Liu, Matti Pullki and Karen Ng, with John and yours truly leading the way.

Just Announced: The Cave at Luminato/Soulpepper, June 18-23!

March 13th, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink

Very excited to MD my third show at Luminato, The Cave by John Millard and Tomson Highway. June 18-23 at Soulpepper Tankhouse.


Apr 28, 2019 – Celebrating Walter Buczynski/UofT Music – FREE

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Apr 5+6, 2019 – CONFLUENCE/Purcell Reimagined

March 13th, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink


I can’t imagine playing with a lovelier and more talented band in this show of Henry Purcell covers. Andrew Downing leads the band in a journey filled with music, lament, raucous dance and infamous bedlam.

feat: Anna Atkinson, Larry Beckwith, Andrew Downing, Drew Jurecka, John Millard, Patricia O’Callaghan, Alex Samaras and Suba Sankaran.

March 30, 2019 – Playing with Continuum in PIVOT

March 13th, 2019 § 0 comments § permalink


This concert was sold out last year, so buy your tix in advance. Six really bright and shiny composers from across the world and encompassing many different styles have written new works for the ensemble. I always learn new stuff at this show – and have to learn new tricks!

Jan 17, 2019, Conducting Toshio Hosokawa’s The Raven with gamUT and Krisztina Szabo

December 2nd, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

Opera fans, new music fans and fans –

I’ll be leading gamUT with superstar soloist Krisztina Szabo in Hosokawa’s The Raven during the University of Toronto’s New Music Week. Directed by Paramita Nath.

Toshio Hosokawa Opera Double Bill from Paramita Nath on Vimeo.

Premiere of Scott Good’s Hands of Orlac with the KWS, Nov 20-21

September 24th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m looking forward to this show in the Kitch with the amazing Edwin Outwater and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. I’ve appeared as a soloist in their Intersections series before, but this will be my first time playing with the full orchestra. It’s a live scoring of the classic film Hands of Orlac by the really great composer Scott Good. Click here for all the details!
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