Bernard Savoie's blog
Bernard Savoie — Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:39
If you're a musician trying to navigate the new world reality which includes the internet, social media and new technologies, you are certainly worried by the information being broadcast about the ruins of the music industry. We constantly hear about lagging music sales, music companies losing money and their efforts against piracy.
Bernard Savoie — Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:03
You know what they say, sometimes a picture is worth a million words. Case in point, here's a rather unusual saxophone.
Bernard Savoie — Tue, 10/04/2011 - 07:37
Tom Peters is a well-known marketing guru in the United States. His been espousing Excellence in all aspects of business for decades.
I've just read a simple phrase from him which is worth a permanent post in our minds, whatever activity we do:
Bernard Savoie — Sat, 08/27/2011 - 07:36
Herre's a wonderful occasion to hear one the Conservatory's teachers in action.
Katarzina Fraj, violin teacher, will be appearing at the 'Festival Polonais de Montréal' which is being held this weekend
The festival is taking place at the Raymond-Préfontaine Park, corner of Hochelaga and Moreau, near the Préfontaine metro station.
Bernard Savoie — Thu, 08/11/2011 - 16:48
As you know, the Voie/Si Conservatory is building to join the old traditions with the modern technology. Here's an example of what can happen when you fuse the old with the new.
I was totally enchanted when I saw the artistry that a modern dancer like Lil' Buck brings as he associates his art with the well-known musicality of cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
You end up with pure joy and delight.
Bernard Savoie — Sat, 07/30/2011 - 10:49
Last wekk, the musical world lost one of its most talented but tortmented stars, Amy Winehouse. It's really sad that such a talented artist's life ended so tragically. But what is most peculiar is the fact that she died at the same age as several other musical icons. Its fascinating that 27 seems to be such a difficult marquer.
In 1970, two of the most important artists of that time, guitar ghod, Jimi Hendrix, and rock diva, Janis Joplin, both died of drug related incidents. They were both 27 years old.
Bernard Savoie — Sat, 07/30/2011 - 09:36
On sunday July 31, we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of the death of one of the great piano virtuosos in history. I'm talking about Franz Liszt.
Bernard Savoie — Sun, 07/17/2011 - 10:06
Each week we will be asking a question to our teachers who will offer their comments.
This is going to be interesting. So stay tuned in the coming weeks. Here's the first question we've submitted to the teachers.
Bernard Savoie — Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:44
One of our colleagues, jazz pianist François Bourassa, is certainly leaving his mark on the Montreal jazz scene. He got noticed during his latest performance at the Montreal International Jazz Festival by Montreal Gazette columnist, Adam Kinner. Mr.