May 21, 2019

Tomorrow's Talented Artists

Participants of Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute 2018 performing at Walter Hall, University of Toronto. Photo by Jeremy Chan.
Participants of the 2018 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute performing in Walter Hall, University of Toronto. Photo by Jeremy Chan

Canadian violinist Cristina Zacharias has been a core member of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra since 2004. She participated in Tafelmusik’s annual Summer Institute in 2002. Cristina shares how Tafelmusik’s artist training programs helped her flourish early in her journey as a musician and shaped her whole career.

By Cristina Zacharias, violin

Violinist Cristina Zacharias. Photo by Sian Richards.I love teaching at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute (TBSI) each year because it connects me to the initial spark I felt when I discovered the magic of period performance. I am now a long-time faculty member, but I remember attending the first ever Institute as a student soon after I moved to Toronto. What an experience it was! It opened a wide, new path for me, and eventually brought me to the Tafelmusik stage to perform for you. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to study at TBSI with such an amazing faculty.

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May 11, 2019

Get to know Keith Lam, baritone

Keith Lam has been a member of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 2012.He was first introduced to Tafelmusik as a participant in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute from 2009 to 2012. Born in Hong Kong, he can be found on stages in Toronto and further afield, most recently with the Bicycle Opera Project, Canadian Opera Company Chorus, Opera Atelier, and Soundstreams.

When did you first start singing? 

May 1, 2019

Behind the Musik: Bach Magnificat

Bach Magnificat. Concert image by Michael Barker.

Program Notes by Charlotte Nediger

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