David Fallis, Interim Conductor and Artistic Advisor
Acclaimed Toronto conductor David Fallis was named in June 2018 as the Interim Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the TMC for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. “David brings to the TMC a life-long passion for choral music, incredible conducting experience, and a wide-ranging knowledge of choral repertoire and creative programming,” commented TMC Executive Director Cynthia Hawkins. “We are thrilled to work under the leadership of such an accomplished musician over the next two seasons while the TMC carries out an international search for our new artistic director.”
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Ezra Burke, Associate Conductor
Ezra holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, from the University of Toronto, where he was a recipient of the Elmer Iseler National Fellowship. A Canadian who grew up in London, England, Ezra completed his Bachelor Degree as well as his Postgraduate Certificate in Music and Education at the University of Cambridge and subsequently taught music in several schools, and established two community choirs. Currently Ezra is conducting the Beth Tzedec Synagogue Choir, and is starting a new choir in Fall 2019, the ‘Seraphic Singers’ within the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir School. He also sings with the Exultate Chamber Singers.
Ezra’s two-year appointment as TMC Associate Conductor runs for the 2018/19 and the 2019/20 seasons.
Gergely Szokolay, Collaborative Pianist
Hungarian born pianist Gergely Szokolay has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, North America and Japan while specializing in collaborative piano and working with renowned musicians. From 2005-2017 Mr. Szokolay was principal collaborative pianist for the Canadian Children’s Opera Company. In 2014 Mr. Szokolay appeared as soloist and collaborative pianist with Andrea Rost at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC. Equally at home in choral, lieder, operatic and string repertoire, Mr. Szokolay balances a busy schedule of teaching and performing. He begins his work with the TMC with the 2018/19 season.