LIVELab welcomes Suzanne Shulman & Erica Goodman !
One of Canada’s foremost flutists, Suzanne Shulman has earned international critical acclaim for solo recitals in renowned venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto where she studied with Robert Aitken. With more than 30 recordings in her discography, Suzanne can be heard on the CBC, Folkways, Crystal, Golden Crest, Centrediscs, Opening Day and Marquis labels. She is the flute soloist on all the award-winning Classical Kids recordings. She currently performs with pianist Valerie Tryon, harpist Erica Goodman and the Festival of the Sound ensemble.
“Miss Shulman’s flute tone had the roundness and solidity associated with the flute playing of Jean-Pierre Rampal, and her splendid breath control allowed for spacious phrasing.” —New York Times
A native of Toronto, Erica Goodman is acclaimed as one of the world’s outstanding solo harpists. She received her training at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), the National Music Camp (Interlochen Michigan) and the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia) and was already a concert performer in her teens under Igor Stravinsky. Erica won a Juno for her solo BIS CD «Erica Goodman Plays Canadian Harp Music». Her BIS recording «Flute and Harp» with Robert Aitken was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque. NOW Magazine selected her as Best Canadian Classical Musician in its 1996 «Best of Toronto» readers’ Poll.”
“We were treated to the full, rich sound of a colorful instrument played by an acknowledged expert who obliterated any notion of the precious or the prissy… Goodman’ecution was nothing short of amazing…” —Richard Stormrasota Herald Tribune
Science Snapshot by Dr. Laura Cirelli
Dr. Laura Cirelli completed her PhD with Dr. Laurel Trainor at McMaster University, where she studied how moving synchronously with others promotes infant prosociality. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Here, she explores the social-emotional effects of musical interactions across infancy and childhood.