It’s recital season! A look at a few of our performance profs who have helped students get there: pianist Marietta Orlov, harpist Judy Loman, and cellist Shauna Rolston Shaw #tbt

Students have been full swing performing in their recitals the past couple months are there are many more to go. Here’s a look at a few professors who have worked with our students to get them to graduation.

Marietta Orlov

Marietta Orlov

Prof Orlov joined the Faculty of Music in fall of 1981 and has taught hundreds of pianists in her time here. She studied in her native Romania with the renowned teacher Florica Musicescu (teacher of Dinu Lipatti and Radu Lupu) and graduated from the Faculty of Music in Bucharest with a BMus in Performance and a Master’s Degree in Performance.

Starting at age of 16, she was active as a soloist for 10 years. During this time, she had the distinct honour of being appointed Romanian State soloist.

Prof Orlov has taught and presented master classes at the Aria International Summer Academy, the Chautauqua Festival in New York, International Institute for Young Musicians (Kansas) Oberlin College and the Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival.

Marietta Orlov at piano, early 1980

Judy Loman

Judy Loman

Judy Loman is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with the celebrated harpist, Carlos Salzedo.

She has been Principal harpist with the Toronto Symphony since 1960, and has appeared as a soloist with that organization in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

She joined the Faculty of Music in 1966 and continues to teach. She was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 “for her service to the arts community as one of Canada’s renowned harpists.”

Shauna Rolston Shaw

[L-R] Cellist Dr. Dobrochna Zubek, Prof Shauna Rolston Shaw, and violinist Dr. Lynn Kuo in Walter Hall

Since receiving a mini cello for her 2nd birthday, Shauna has appeared around the world, performing with such distinguished artists as Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Andrew Davis, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Keith Lockhart, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Hans Graf, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrey Boreyko, and Menahem Pressler, as well as undertaking innovative collaborations with Veronica Tennant, Evelyn Hart, and Peggy Baker.

She has performed in many of the world’s major concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and was the featured artist at the 1988 Olympics.

Shauna earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Yale University and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music where she studied with the distinguished cellist and pedagogue, Aldo Parisot.

Prof Shauna Rolston Shaw joined the Faculty of Music in 1994.

Congratulations to all the students who have finished up their recitals and all the instructors and professors for their teaching this year! (And break a leg to all those who still have their recitals!)