General News · 8th September 2011
LINDA LEE THOMAS has been principal pianist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Radio Orchestra since 1972. In 2000, she was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions to the industry.
Her other passion is the music and dance of Argentina - the Tango. Since her bold emergence onto the international tango scene, she has become Canada's foremost tango musician, affectionately known as "The Reina de Tango".
JONATHAN GOLDMAN is a musicologist who plays the bandoneon and accordion.After completing studies at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, he studied with the Romanian accordionist Marin Nasturica between 1997 and 2000. He began to take a serious interest in tango in the late 1990s.
From 2003 to 2007, he performed, composed and arranged the music of the Montreal-based group Sweatshop Tango Ensemble. In 2006-2007, he performed with Quartango, Canada's legendary tango group. He moved to Victoria B.C. in 2007 to join the faculty of the University of Victoria's School of Music as a musicologist. Jonathan Goldman often performs as a duo with Linda Lee Thomas.