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"Something Canadian": the Canadian Women Composers Project

"Something Canadian": the Canadian Women Composers Project

August 22, 2017
National

"When soprano Clarisse Tonigussi was on the hunt for "something Canadian" to include on her graduating recital, she learned that it was surprisingly easy to fill a programme with music written by men. "It was in that moment I realized that I need to learn more about the music written by our women, here in Canada."

"Tonigussi has not only created a recital programme filled with music by Canadian composers and poets, but expanded her work into what is now the Canadian Women Composers Project, and taken the programme on tour with the help of pianists Jenna Richards, Narmina Efendiyeva, and Jenny Griffioen."

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