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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Toronto Summer Music gala on July 21 features a sizzling night of Hot Jazz

TORONTO…Toronto Summer Music will host a gala fundraising dinner concert on Monday, July 21 at The York Club (135 St. George Street) featuring the Hot Jazz String Quartet.  The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails in The Garden.  Proceeds from the event support The Toronto Summer Music Academy. Tickets are $250 per person and may be purchased by contacting Eli Clarke at Toronto Summer Music, 647-430-5699 ext. 114 or eclarke@torontosummermusic.com .
The Toronto Summer Music Academy is a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity for chamber musicians and singers 18-35 years old, who are on the threshold of a professional career.  These exceptionally gifted young musicians hail from around the world and are chosen through a rigorous selection process by an international jury panel of specialists led by TSM Artistic Director Douglas McNabney.  Each year, 30 young musicians are invited to participate in the program where they study with international faculty of the highest quality and reputation.  Limited enrolment and a full scholarship covering tuition ensure the highest quality participants.  Academy Fellows, as the program participants are named, study with international guest artists, known as TSM Mentors, who perform at the Toronto Summer Music Festival.   As part of the Academy experience these young musicians have the opportunity to perform with these guest artists in Mentors & Fellows concerts and numerous daytime concerts. The Toronto Summer Music Academy offers two programs: The Chamber Music Institute (July 20 to August 9) for piano and strings, and The Art of Song Program for singers and pianists (July 26 to August 9).
The 2014 TSM Academy Fellows – The Chamber Music Institute: Victor Aguirre Miñarro (violin), Amahl Arulanadam (cello), Christina Bouey (violin), Alicia Choi (violin), Ryan Davis (viola), Lauren DeRoller (violin), Daniel Fuchs (violin), Rebecca Gans (viola), Joe Goering (cello), Grace Ho (cello), Carlyn Kessler (cello), Byungchan Lee (violin), Veronica Lee (viola), Lorenzo Meseguer Luján (cello), Qiao Yi Miao Mu (piano), Mario Mora (piano), Emily Nebel (violin), Jessica Oddie (violin), Elisabeth Skinner (violin), Todd Yaniw (piano), Chengcheng Yao (piano) and Kristin Zimmerman (viola).
The 2014 TSM Academy Fellows – The Art of Song:  Olivia Betzen (soprano), Jeremy Chan (piano), Evanna Chiew (mezzo-soprano), Gabrielle Gingras (piano), Szu-Ying Huang (piano), Rosaline Lambert (soprano), Hyanghyun Lee (piano), Brian Locke (piano), Katherine Maysek (mezzo-soprano), Jean-Philippe McClish (baritone), Kevin Myers (tenor), Josh Quinn (bass-baritone) and Jin Xiang Yu (soprano).
The 2014 TSM Mentors:  Martin Beaver (violin), Angela Cheng (piano), Paul Coletti (viola), Marc Coppey (cello), Christopher Costanza (cello), Jonathan Crow (violin), Steven Dann (viola), Mark Fewer (violin), David Hetherington (cello), Etsuko Kimura (violin), Graham Johnson (pianist), François Le Roux (baritone), David Louie (piano), Pedja Muzijevic (piano), Eric Nowlin (viola), Axel Strauss (violin) and Yao Guang Zhai (clarinet). 
About the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival
Now in its ninth year of bringing outstanding classical music experiences to the city in the summer, Toronto Summer Music Festival (July 22 -August 12) features renowned Canadian and international artists performing in 20 mainstage concerts at Koerner Hall and Walter Hall, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops, and free outreach concerts.  The 2014 Festival theme is The Modern Age, celebrating the multifaceted music of the early 20th century from the late romanticism of Strauss to the iconoclasms of Prokofiev to the modernism of Schoenberg with performances by renowned Canadian and international artists including the acclaimed Emerson Quartet, celebrated soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, classical guitar sensation Miloš Karadaglic and the much-anticipated Koerner Hall debut of the Toronto Symphony OrchestraFor information on all 2014 Festival activities call 416-408-0208 or visit www.torontosummermusic.com .

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