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Robert Weisz

Robert Weisz. Pianist, teacher, b Arad, Rumania, 25 Jun 1925, of Hungarian parents, naturalized Swiss 1963 and Canadian 1975; prix de virtuosité (Geneva Cons) 1949.

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Robert Turner

Robert Turner (Comrie). Composer, radio producer, teacher, b Montreal 6 Jun 1920, died Winnipeg 26 Jan 2012; B MUS (McGill) 1943, M MUS (Peabody College) 1950, D MUS (McGill) 1953.

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Robert Verebes

Robert Verebes, violist, teacher (born 15 November 1934 in Budapest, Hungary; died 12 April 2016 in Montréal, QC). Robert Verebes’s performances exhibited sophisticated musicianship and impassioned playing. After earning his artist diploma at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Verebes came to Canada and became a prominent member of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra for 40 years. He was also an acclaimed soloist and a founding member of the New Chamber Music Ensemble of Ottawa, the Musica Camerata Montréal and the Classical Quartet of Montréal. He taught chamber music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal for 23 years and premiered several works commissioned for him, including Jean Coulthard’s Symphonic Ode and Lothar Klein’s Concerto Sacro.

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Robert Silverman

Robert (Herschel) Silverman. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 25 May 1938; BA (Sir George Williams) 1960, B MUS performance (McGill) 1964, M MUS performance, literature (Eastman School of Music) 1965, Artist Diploma (ESM, Rochester) 1968, DMA performance (ESM, Rochester) 1970, hon D LITT (UBC) 2004.

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Robert Stangeland

Robert (Alan) Stangeland. Teacher, administrator, pianist, b Chicago 18 Nov 1930, naturalized Canadian 1969; B MUS (Miami) 1952, M MUS (Eastman School of Music [ESM], Rochester) 1953, DMA (ESM, Rochester) 1963.

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Robert Savoie

Robert Savoie. Baritone, teacher, administrator, b Montreal 21 Apr 1927, d Montreal 14 Sep 2007; honorary D MUS (Moncton, 1988), honorary LL D (Concordia, 2001).

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Robert Rosevear

Robert (Allan) Rosevear. Teacher, conductor, french hornist, adjudicator, b East Orange, NJ, 9 Jul 1915; BA (Cornell) 1937, B MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1939, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1943, honorary D MUS (Western Ont) 1979. He joined the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, in 1946.

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Robin Skelton

Robin Skelton, poet, critic, publisher, artist, educator (b at Easington, East Yorkshire, Eng 12 Oct 1925; d at Victoria, BC 22 Aug 1997).

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Robin Wood

Robin (Lawrence) Wood. Pianist, teacher, b Victoria, BC, 13 Oct 1924, d there 28 Feb 2004; LRSM 1943, FRAM, honorary LL D (Victoria) 1978. He studied in Victoria with Stanley Shale and continued 1943-6 at Victoria College and the University of British Columbia.

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Sidney Robinovitch

Sidney Robinovitch. Composer, teacher, b Brandon, Man, 16 Jul 1942; BA (Manitoba) 1963, PH D (Illinois) 1970. With a doctorate in communications, Robinovitch taught in the school of social sciences at York University 1970-7 when he left to pursue a career in music.

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Sherwood Robson

(Charles William) Sherwood Robson. Educator, choir conductor, b Vancouver 27 May 1913; B ED (British Columbia) 1962. His teachers included John Goss (voice) and Frederic Staton (voice, choir training) in the early 1940s and Burton Kurth (voice, organ, piano) in the 1950s.

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Rodney Sharman

Sharman, Rodney. Composer, teacher, b Biggar, Sask, 24 May 1958; B MUS (Victoria) 1980, Reifediplom (Freiburg) 1983; PH D (SUNY at Buffalo) 1990. His teachers have included Murray Adaskin, Rudolf Komorous, Brian Ferneyhough and Morton Feldman.

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Thomas Rolston

Thomas (Edmund) Rolston. Violinist, violist, teacher, b Vancouver 31 Oct 1932, d there 29 May 2010; LRSM 1949, ARAM 1961, honorary LLD (Wilfrid Laurier) 1998.

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Zoltan Roman

Zoltan Roman. Musicologist, oboist, b Miskolc, Hungary, 7 Jun 1936, naturalized Canadian 1962; B MUS (British Columbia) 1962, MA (Toronto) 1965, PH D (Toronto) 1970. He studied the oboe in Miskolc and played in its State SO and State Opera until 1956.

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Tony Romandini

Tony (Giuseppe Alexander Antonio) Romandini,. Guitarist, composer, arranger, teacher, b Montreal 27 Jul 1928. He studied guitar 1937-40 with a teacher named Calabrese in New York and at 15 played with Maynard Ferguson in Montreal.

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Ronald Turini

Ronald Turini. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 30 Sep 1934; premier prix (CMM) 1950. Born of a US-Italian father and a Canadian mother of Danish origin, he had piano lessons as a very young child from his mother and from Frank Hanson at the McGill Cons.

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Yaron Ross

Yaron Ross. Pianist, teacher, b Tel-Aviv 28 Apr 1950, naturalized Canadian 1986; BA (Tel-Aviv) 1975, Artist Diploma (Tel-Aviv) 1977, D MUS (Montreal) 1994.

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Stanley Saunders

Stanley Saunders. Administrator, educator, conductor, clarinetist, b Newport, Gwent (then Monmouthshire), Wales, 3 May 1927; DIP MUS (Wales) 1951, M MUS (Oregon) 1967, DMA (Oregon) 1970.