Ahfat was drawn to what he describes as the “exciting energy” that pervades The Royal Conservatory, as well as his ability to embark upon all manner of musical projects.
“We can pursue anything of intrigue, whether that be concerts, educational pursuits, or whatever else that piques our interest.”
One of Kevin’s passions is the development of work that merges beautiful music with arresting visuals. He’s teamed up with filmmaker Myles Chiu, with whom he collaborated on a 2018 recording for the CBC, on another video he hopes to release soon.
“I am a big believer that when performance and visuals occur on equal footing, it creates a fantastic synergy that elevates both mediums to new heights.
Among Kevin’s other ‘projects of intrigue’ have been a series of North American performances with the ARC Ensemble, a group made up of senior faculty of The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.
Having the freedom to work, study, and coach with the faculty of The Glenn Gould School is something Kevin considers a privilege, particularly for someone embarking on a career as a performer.
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Modest Mussorgsky’s “Baba Yaga” and “Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition
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