A Retrospective, Vol. 12 - Versatility Extraordina
Format: COMPACT DISC
Perry, John; Corwin, Jane; Sweeney, Gordon; McKay, James; Linzon, Robert; Hoffert, Paul; Mills, Fred; Schenkman, Peter; London Jazz Composers Orchestra; Foster, Wesley; Primas Stefan and His Royal Tziganes; Russo, William; Golani, Rivka; Royal College of Music Centennial Orchestra; Feldbrill, Victor; Madgett, Peter; Benac, Andrew; Weeks, Valerie; Parnell, Raymond; Staryk, Steven; Hartenberger, Russell
This is Volume 12 in Centaur's retrospective of the work of the great violinist Steven Staryk. Staryk has been concertmaster of The Royal Philharmonic, The Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, The Chicago Symphony, and The Toronto Symphony. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada of Ukrainian descent, he began his musical education at 7 years old at the Harbord Collegiate Institute. He pursued further violin studies with Albert Pratz at The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) and in New York City. As a renowned teacher, orchestral and chamber musician, and international soloist, he is considered to be the leading Canadian-born violinist of his generation. He is listed in The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada and 23 international publications including The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Awards include the Shevchenko Medal, the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, an honorary doctorate of letters from Toronto's York University, and arts awards from the Canada Council.