We’re very happy to announce an excellent line-up of masterclass presenters for this summer.
Returning is mezzo soprano Marcia Swanston, one of Canada’s most distinguished singers and educators and a Professor of Voice at Dalhousie University. Marcia is renowned as a teacher as well as a performer, and has a rare understanding both of technique and the requirements of the operatic stage. Marcia has given masterclasses at HSOW since our founding in 2005, and they are always one of the high points of the workshop.
Young Canadian countertenor Andrew Pickett will present a masterclass on Baroque style this year. A graduate of both the University of Western Ontario and the Royal College of Music in London, England, Andrew is a busy performer and gives many masterclasses on Baroque topics, and we’re very happy that he’ll be joining us this summer!
And we’re particularly pleased that soprano Lorna MacDonald will also join us for the first time to present a masterclass. Lorna is one of Canada’s finest singers and educators and has performed and taught internationally. She is a professor of voice at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and was named to the Lois Marshall Chair of Voice Studies in 2001.