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Selected Reviews, Articles, and Interviews

Notes from the underground: Arboretum Festival moves to the farm for 2017
August 10, 2017 artsfile.ca

Review: Violin duo, Klopoushak and Huizinga, run The Gamut with energy and finesse
 August 3, 2017 artsfile.ca

"The program lived up to its name, The Gamut, with the duo playing everything from Leclair, Bach, Bartok and Prokofiev to Irish-American reels, Carpathian fire dances, Bulgarian love songs, Swedish polkas and even a headbanging contemporary mashup that saw both players whipping their hair around like rock stars. Huizinga is around six-and-a-half feet tall, with long blonde curls and a beard and he looks like an extra from Vikings. But he plays with disarming grace and delicacy, with a kinetic sense of dance phrasing that extends even to his Bach. Klopoushak was the more consistent of the two, her virtuosity more muscular and impressive. Her Bartok had an especially pleasing grit to it, fleet-fingered but earthy."

Review: A little night music with Carissa Klopoushak and Philip Chiu
December 13, 2016 Tales from the Red Chair

"The pair make a compelling duo. Chiu is the more reserved performer. He displays the unsentimental, all-business approach typical of students of Marc Durand, the legendary Montreal pedagogue. His playing is polished and self-possessed but still warm : a perfect foil to Klopoushak’s more extroverted, physically aggressive style.  She has a meaty, luscious sound, rhythmically driven, the raw honesty of her musicality tempered by a confident, light-handed virtuosity."

Musique classique : des duos à découvrir
December 2, 2016 Médium large Radio-Canada
Click link to hear the broadcast (en français)

The New Alternative Music
May 24, 2016 Our Collective Muse Blog

Review: A taste of Eastern European Music
March 21, 2016 apt613.ca

"Klopoushak, a violinist with the National Arts Centre and member of a Ukrainian folk-rock band Tyt i Tam,
played both violin and viola, several types of flutes, and sang for several pieces in a rich voice that matched the music."

Carissa on All Ears Podcast with Everett Hopfner
All Ears #10, May 15, 2015
Includes sneak-peak performances of Janacek, Vivier

Canada Council for the Arts
"A Week in the Life of a Classical Musician"
March 31, 2015, Carissa Klopoushak

New Pathway Ukrainian News Portal
A Real Star. Violinist Carissa Klopoushak.
February 25, 2015, Steph Turenko

Carissa on Stories From Here
October 10th, 2012, CBC Radio
(15:30) - includes Bach and Plumes

Interview with CBC Radio's
"The Afternoon Edition"
October 1, 2012

Canada Council for the Arts
Musical Instrument Bank
Winners Announced, Sept. 26, 2012