Sara Barkin. Pianist, soprano, b. Uman, Ukraine, 6 Sep 1908, naturalized Canadian 1934. She studied piano at five with her father and on arriving in Canada in 1925 began several years of study on scholarship at the TCM with W.O. Forsyth and Mona Bates in piano and Nina Gale in voice. She also studied voice in New York with Maria Kurenko and Frank LaForge. As a singer she appeared 1934-7 with orchestras in Toronto and was a soloist 1937-42 in the annual TCM performance of the St Matthew Passion. She gave recitals throughout Ontario and on radio and was the soprano soloist 1943-73 with the choir of the Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto. She also performed 1940-73 as a concert and radio accompanist.