CATHERINE ROBBIN and FRIENDS
Catherine Robbin is joined by soprano, Vania Chan and mezzo soprano, Lillian Brooks along with collaborative pianists, Susan Black and Doreen Uren Simmons as they perform works by Handel, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler along with French duets, Canadian contemporary songs, and English songs.
One of Canada’s best known mezzo-sopranos, Catherine Robbin established an international reputation from her debut year in 1972, performing with
leading conductors throughout the world. Miss Robbin’s illustrious thirty-year performing career included performances and recordings with conductors John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock, Christopher Hogwood, Bernard Labadie, John Nelson, Andrew Davis and many others in concert halls from Rome to Tokyo. She performed and recorded a wide range of vocal music but is particularly noted for her interpretations of Baroque and Romantic repertoire in oratorio, opera and recital.
In 2003, Catherine Robbin retired from a performing career, giving her farewell concert at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto with Tafelmusik. Since then she has been the director of classical vocal studies in the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University in Toronto. Her students have won numerous awards and have gone on to graduate studies at many Canadian, American and European universities. July 2018 marks the end of her academic career as she takes a second retirement.
Miss Robbin is often called upon to adjudicate and to give masterclasses at universities across Canada and for young artists’ intensive programs. Catherine is an honorary patron of The Toronto Children’s Chorus, The Women’s Musical Club of Toronto and Pax Christi Chorale. Throughout her career Miss Robbin has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including a Juno Award, a Grand Prix du Disque and a Grammy nomination. In 2011, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors.
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