University of Toronto Multidisciplinary Creative Conference CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Saturday September 21st – Sunday September 22nd 2019.
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
We are excited to announce our keynote presenter this year: Composer Dinuk Wijeratne Sri Lankan-born Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne is a JUNO and multi-award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist who has been described by the Toronto Star as ‘an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future’, and by the New York Times as ‘exuberantly creative’. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras and string quartets, tabla players and DJs, and takes him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Dinuk trained at the RNCM (UK), at the Juilliard School under John Corigliano, and later earned a doctorate at UofT under Christos Hatzis. He was featured as a main character in 'What would Beethoven do?' - the documentary about innovation in Classical music featuring Eric Whitacre, Bobby McFerrin and Ben Zander. His music and collaborative work embrace the great diversity of his international background and influences.
We look forward to receiving your proposals!