Author Xenia Hanusiak

Xenia Hanusiak is a cultural journalist and critic, essayist, poet, writer for stage, and festival curator whose work is published and performed across the globe. Informed by her practice as an opera singer and scholar, Xenia has given the world and country premieres of some of the most influential composers of our time including Kaija Saariaho, John Harbison, Elena Kats-Chernin and Zhang Xiaofu for some of the world’s leading festivals including the Next Wave Festival, (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington), Singapore Arts Festival, Gruppo Aperto Musica Oggi (Florence) and Beijing Music Festival. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing & Literature and, is a visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York), Peking University and Kookmin University (Korea). Her works for the stage include: the play Ward B; Un_labelled (Elena Kats-Chernin, Young Peoples’ Chorus of New York City); the libretto A thousand doors, a thousand windows (Melbourne International Arts Festival, Singapore Arts Festival); Earth Songs (Homart Theatre) and the dramatic monologue, The MsTaken Identity (Adelaide Festival of Arts/Australian String Quartet). Recent journalism publications include contributions on Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramovic, Anri Sala, Philippe Parreno, singers Dawn Upshaw, Kiri Te Kanawa, Leonard Cohen, composers Tan Dun, Nikko Mulhy, Lisa Gerrard and writers Clarice Lispector and Rita Dove.

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Yekwon Sunwoo: Portrait of a Gold Medalist, Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition by Xenia Hanusiak They say that fortune favours the brave, and one…

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Victor Julien-Laferrière — 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition by Xenia Hanusiak On winning the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Competition, 26-year-old French musician Victor Julien-Laferrière becomes the first…

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Ten years ago visionary teacher and ­organist John Grew of McGill University gathered together several interested businessmen, headed by E. Noël Spinelli, to establish the…

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Zoltán Fejérvári — Concours musical international de Montréal by Xenia Hanusiak The 2017 competition of the Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) has been won…

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