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
In addition to his role as TMC associate conductor, Ezra is conducting a new choir, the ‘Seraphic Voices’, within the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church Choir School; is teaching Music and Movement with Sistema Toronto; is the Conductor of the Beth Tzedec Synagogue Choir, singer and occasional conductor with the Kingsway-Lambton United Church Choir. He is also a member of Dr. Mark Ramsay’s Exultate Chamber Singers, who will be singing at Podium in Montreal in 2020.
Brought up in England, Ezra completed his undergraduate and music teaching degree at the University of Cambridge. He holds a Masters degree in Creative Producing from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a Masters in Choral Conducting from the University of Toronto under Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.
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.