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Sundays in the Atrium

In partnership with The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory

Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2:00 PM

Series Sponsored by Deborah Leibow and Ken Snider

Refreshments to follow

Ji Soo Choi, Violin

Ji Soo Choi appeared with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall in 2011. In 2013, she was the grand prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition (CMC) in the 19 to 30-year-old category, and she was featured as one of the CBC’s 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30. Ji Soo is one of the winners of 2018 Canada Council; Instrument Bank Competition, and is currently playing on c.1830-1850 Eckhardt-Gramatte Joachim Georges Chanot I Violin. She received her Bachelor and Masters degree at the Juilliard School.


Ben Smith, Piano

Described as a “thoughtful and immensely exciting performer” with “scintillating technique”, pianist Benjamin Smith has performed as soloist and chamber musician across Canada and the United States. Devoting considerable time to chamber music, Ben has been heard on CBC Radio 2 and Toronto’s Classical 96.3. The past two seasons have seen him perform as one-third of the Israelievitch-Smith-Ahn piano trio and he is a regular member of Toronto’s Esprit Orchestra. Dr. Smith works as a coach and collaborator for the Glenn Gould School and the Taylor Young Artist Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has held a position on the piano faculty at the University of Western Ontario and has served as a piano instructor at Stony Brook University. Along with a DMA from Stony Brook, Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School and a Master’s Degree from Juilliard.



October 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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