Kerry Stratton

Artistic Director




Czech Canadian pianist Karolina Kubalek performing in Toronto Casa Loma Library on Sunday, March 29 at 7:30pm with Kerry Stratton and Toronto Concert Orchestra, with Novi Singers choir conducted by Matthew Jaskiewicz                                    









Karolina Kubalek: 


As a youngster, this Czech-Canadian musician attended the Young Artists' Performance Academy at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto supported by R.C.M. piano scholarships where she studied with Marina Geringas. 


After winning top awards in her early competitions, she attended the International Piano Courses in the Czech Republic, where her rendition of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.4 was awarded “The Most Promising Performance”.


In June of 2009, she performed at the St. Lawrence Chapel of the Prague Spring Festival Offices - a recital which received high praise in a review in the music magazine "Hudebni Rozhledy". She was accepted into A.M.U. (Prague Academy of Music and Dance) on September 2010, at 15 years old.


Following her father’s death on January 19th 2011, she focused on memorial concerts in Antonin’s honour: St. Wenceslaus Church, Toronto; Jesenik Congress Hall Czech Republic; Walter Hall at the University of Toronto; and a solo recital at the St. Wenceslaus church in the Toronto Nocturnes-in-the-City Series April 15, 2012.


She was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in the fall of 2012 where she began her studies with Professor William Fong.


With wide ranging musical interests, she is professionally active at R.A.M. and enjoys her studies with Professor Rustem Hayroudinoff.










Acknowledgements for the programme

Thanks to:

 Ludmila Strapec, Bill Watt, Jim and Jane Love, Leanne Piller, Bobby Herriot,

The Dr Lloyd and Kay Chapman Charitable Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Classical 96.3FM



























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