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Artist archive: Joshua Hopkins

Songs from Sorrow

by Joshua Hopkins
Joshua Hopkins on the loss of his beloved sister, the epidemic of gender-based violence, and how Songs for Murdered Sisters came to be.   I’ll never forget the tragic phone call I received in the late afternoon of September 22, 2015. My father’s wife was on the line and spoke the words, “Your sister Nathalie […]

Houston, we have a recording!

by Joshua Hopkins
Houston.  Late May, 2010.  3 p.m. Over a year has passed since I have recorded my debut disc, and the copy of the first edit arrives in the mail.  The contents of this small package represent hours of Johanne’s creative wizardry, having assembled all of the material we recorded into one cohesive, non-stop recital.  I […]

Why make a recording?

by Joshua Hopkins
In early May of 2009, I recorded my debut solo disc with pianist Jerad Mosbey in the beautiful Charlevoix region of eastern Québec. I was privileged to join the roster of ATMA Classique, an admirable classical recording label based in Montréal, headed by Johanne Goyette. I chose a program consisting of English language art song […]

Breathing into Freedom: An Afternoon Session with Patsy Rodenburg

by Joshua Hopkins
As from 2008 BBT is offering all musicians on its roster an introductory consultation and practical session with Patsy Rodenburg, Director of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and until recently at the Royal National Theatre.  Joshua Hopkins writes about his session with her on 28th June… In recent years, I have […]