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Jimmy Namaro

Jimmy (James) Namaro. Vibraphonist, marimbist, percussionist, composer, painter, b La Rosita, Mexico or Columbus, Michigan, 14 Apr 1913, naturalized Canadian ca 1945, d Richmond, BC, 25 Apr 1998. His family moved in 1921 to Hamilton, Ont, where he studied piano with Sid Walling and Eric Lewis.

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Lenny Solomon

Lenny Solomon, violinist, composer (born 28 September 1952 in Toronto, ON). Lenny Solomon studied violin with Albert Pratz and Steven Staryk. He was a partner in the 1970s with Myles Cohen in the pop duo Myles and Lenny, which won a Juno Award in 1976 as most promising group.

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Kenneth Sakos

Kenneth (b Kyriabos) Sakos (b Tsakos). Tenor, b Neapolis, Laconia, Greece ca 1903, d Kitchener, Ont, 26 Feb 1960. He arrived in Renfrew, Ont, as a young man and settled in Kitchener in 1925. He studied there with J.G. Galloway and in Toronto with Giuseppe Carboni.

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Charles Sauvageau

(Louis) Charles Sauvageau. Conductor, composer, teacher, b Quebec City October or November 1807, d there 16 Jun 1849. The circumstances of his birth have remained mysterious, and different dates (eg, 9 May 1804 have been advanced, but at his death the age of 41 years and 8 months was given.

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Ernest Seitz

Ernest (Joseph) Seitz. Pianist, teacher, songwriter, b Hamilton, Ont, 29 Feb 1892, d Toronto 10 Sep 1978; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London 1954. For seven years a pupil of A.S. Vogt in Toronto, Seitz studied 1910-14 with Josef Lhévinne in Berlin.

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Septuor Haydn

Septuor Haydn. Founded in Quebec City in 1871 by Arthur Lavigne (first violin), Nazaire LeVasseur (second violin), Alfred Paré (viola), Narcisse Hamel (cello), Édouard Gauvreau (contrabass), Octave Chavigny de Lachevrotière or Cyrille Duquet (flute), and J.-A. Defoy (piano).

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Suzanne Shulman

Suzanne Shulman. Flutist, b Toronto 30 Nov 1946; Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1967. Her teachers were Nicholas Fiore and Robert Aitken at the University of Toronto and (in 1967) Christian Lardé, Michel Debost, Marcel Moyse, and Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris.

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Gerald Jarvis

Gerald Jarvis. Violinist, b Vancouver, 19 Apr 1930, d Chautauqua, New York, 15 Jan 1996; honorary FRAM 1972. Jarvis studied violin in Vancouver 1935-8 with Frederick Geaves and 1938-48 with Douglas Stewart. He first played with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestrain 1947.

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Yaron Ross

Yaron Ross. Pianist, teacher, b Tel-Aviv 28 Apr 1950, naturalized Canadian 1986; BA (Tel-Aviv) 1975, Artist Diploma (Tel-Aviv) 1977, D MUS (Montreal) 1994.

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Jackie Mittoo

Jackie Mittoo, pianist, organist, songwriter (born 3 March 1948 in Montego Bay, Jamaica; died 16 Dec 1990 in Toronto, ON).

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Walter Susskind

Walter Susskind (Süsskind). Conductor, pianist, composer, b Prague l May l9l3, naturalized British citizen,d Berkeley, Cal, 25 Mar l980.

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Georges-Émile Tanguay

Tanguay, Georges-Émile. Composer, organist, teacher, pianist, b Quebec City 5 Jun 1893, d there 24 Nov 1964; lauréat (AMQ). In Quebec City his teachers were Léon J. Dessane and J.-Arthur Bernier, and in Montreal Arthur Letondal and Romain Pelletier.

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Michelle Quintal

Michelle Quintal. Organist, teacher, concert organizer, b Charlemagne, near Montreal, 19 Sep 1940; premier prix organ and deuxième prix history (CMM) 1966, premier prix orgue (Vienna Academy) 1970.

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Blue Rodeo (Profile)

Jim Cuddy hears the music. I see the grotty stairwell. Standing in the open doorway amid the stacks of cardboard boxes and equipment cases, he slaps his palms together and cocks his head for the echo that stretches thin above us.

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Christopher Gledhill

Christopher Gledhill. Educator, organist, composer, b Borden, Kent, England, 21 Mar 1912, d Brundall, Norfolk, England, 14 Apr 1987; BA (Oxford) 1934, B MUS (Oxford) 1936, MA (Oxford) 1946. He was a grandnephew of Edwin Gledhill.

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Daniel Lichti

Concert and Oratorio EngagementsLichti in his early career was primarily a concert-oratorio singer and as such first appeared as a soloist in Canada in 1979 in Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Ontario Choral Federation under Helmuth Rilling.

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Rolande Dion

(Marie Berthe) Rolande Dion. Soprano, teacher, b Quebec City 5 Apr 1915, d there 19 Nov 1980. She studied singing in her native city 1931-5 with Émile Larochelle and 1935-9 with Louis Gravel.

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Carol Shields (Profile)

It was a radiant day last summer when Carol SHIELDS returned home to Winnipeg, a shimmering day in early July. But by late afternoon, the heat was beginning to take its toll, and it would be some time before the city's canopied elms would work their evening magic, casting shadows down the boulevard.