Recognized as one of the world’s foremost harp virtuosos, Judy Loman graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with the celebrated harpist Carlos Salzedo. She became Principal Harpist with the Toronto Symphony in 1960, a post she held until 2002. Click to Read More!
As a soloist, Judy Loman has won the admiration of audiences and critics alike across Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. The Toronto Symphony has featured her as soloist on several tours and she has appeared as guest artist with numerous other orchestras and ensembles worldwide. She has participated in many of North America’s music festivals and several of her performances have been filmed by Rhombus Media and aired on public television.
A prolific recording artist, she has been a recipient of Canada’s Juno Award for best classical recording and the Canada Council’s Grand Prix du disque. Canadien. Her newly released CD, La Harpe Fantastique, is a part of her “80s Project”, in which she is learning and recording all the pieces that she has wanted to do and never had time for.
Lorne Grossman, Percussionist
Lorne Grossman did his undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto. He was immediately offered work with the Stratford Festival, Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto. Click to Read More!
Within a few years, Lorne was principal percussionist with the Canadian Opera Company (1972-1985) and a semi regular percussionist with the National Ballet of Canada (1974-1991). Lorne played on many TV commercials in the 70's, 80's and early 90's. He toured with Phantom of the Opera throughout Canada, Alaska and Hawaii twice from 1991-1994. Again he was on tour with Music of the Night 1995-1996. Staying home, Lorne had been playing drum set with the National Arts Centre Orchestra until 2011 and presently performs with the Oakville Symphony, Peterborough Symphony, Rose Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic and occasionally with the Hamilton Philharmonic, London Symphonia and North Bay Symphony.
His passion for music comes from many years of piano lessons with his long time mentor and teacher, Peter Lam, and the inspiration drawn upon from ten years spent at St. Michael’s Choir School, where he specialized in organ and sacred choral music. His love for conducting blossomed at 12 years of age when he had the honour to be the guest conductor of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra. After receiving the Associate of the Royal Conservatory (ARCT) diploma with First Class Honours at age 13, Joshua continued to polish his craft at the piano by competing in various competitions at the national level and pursued music at the University of Toronto majoring in piano performance. Joshua has performed with many diverse groups and artists including: Toronto Concert Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Horizons Chamber Choir, Windmill Music Company, Opera York, Michael Ciufo (Canadian-renowned Tenor), Martha Joy (Canadian Idol Finalist), and conductors, Jordan de Souza and the late Kerry Stratton among others. He continues to share his love for music as his full time profession.
Pianist, music director, conductor, arranger, and composer, Joshua is a highly accomplished classically-trained musician whose talents are in demand throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Click to Read More!
On Zoomer Radio AM 740 he is the host of Radio Limelite – All Things Great American Songbook and Big Band Sunday Night – with regular listeners on both sides of the boarder. Additionally, he is co-host of The Garden Show with Charlie Dobbin. Recently, Dean assumed the role of host for “Breakfast Classics” (Sat/Sun mornings 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.) on AM 740’s sister station The New Classical FM. With his bride of almost 25 years now, he is the proud parent of four children. For more info go to deanhollin.com
PA sought-after personality known for his versatility as an actor, emcee, director, tour guide, host and singer, Dean’s captivating lectures, shows and concerts highlight the significance of the Great American Songbook and its creators. Click to Read More!