Songs for a mentor: Joyce El-Khoury honours her teacher Ingemar Korjus (Ottawa Citizen)

Joyce is featured in today’s Ottawa Citizen in advance of her upcoming concert with the uOttawa Orchestra February 5 (tickets here) where she will perform the Four Last Songs to honour her old teacher, Ingemar Korjus, on the occasion of his retirement.

To sing The Four Last Songs for Ingemar is a great honour,” El-Khoury said from Philadelphia, where she has lived since pursuing graduate studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts there. “My success is also Ingemar’s success. He taught me how to approach my craft. When I’m working on music, I still ask myself, ‘what would Ingemar say?’ He taught me to be honest with my singing, to work hard and not look for shortcuts.” -Ottawa Citizen, full feature here