LSM Newswire

Monday, April 21, 2008

Former CBC producer Joe Fingerote joins Honens

news release
for immediate Release

Monday, April 21, 2008 - Joe Fingerote, Executive Producer of Radio Music, Arts, and Entertainment for CBC Alberta, will join the management of Honens International Piano Competition as Director, Recording and Online Development in June.

Producer and host of numerous CBC Radio shows including Arts Encounters, Shaken Not Stirred, Shuffle, and guest host of In Performance, Joe Fingerote will lead Honens' live recording, and internet-based broadcasting projects.

"With the changing landscape of classical music broadcasting and the emerging ease of online music streaming, a door has opened for Honens," said Stephen McHolm, Honens' Executive Director. "We will soon make hundreds of concerts from past Honens International Piano Competitions available for streaming, and share the incredible talents of Honens laureates through online broadcasts of their recordings and performances from around the world. We're thrilled that Joe will lead this charge."

Commenting on his new position, Fingerote said, "Honens is recognized for its creativity, imagination and integrity. My goal is to bring this important music institution to a much wider, global audience."

Honens is Canada's leading presenter of music for piano. Every year, Honens produces and supports more than 100 concert, education and outreach events in Calgary, across Canada and around the globe. The triennial Honens International Piano Competition is one of the world's great music competitions.

Joe Fingerote
Director, Recording and Online Development

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joe Fingerote aspired to a career in music from an early age. He studied both piano and cello, completing a Bachelor of Music at the University of Manitoba. During his undergraduate studies, Fingerote found that his love of music was matched by his interest in audio and electronics. This discovery launched his career as a music producer and recording engineer. Still an undergraduate student, he joined the CBC Radio Music department in Winnipeg where he worked on live music recordings of all kinds, in addition to daily music programs. His first assignment was the classical music request show RSVP. Fingerote maintained his work at CBC while continuing his studies in music and sound, first at The Banff Centre, and later at McGill University. In 1999, while his work as a producer continued behind the scenes, he began hosting regional and national programs on CBC Radio 2. In 2005 Fingerote moved to Edmonton to take on the role of Executive Producer for CBC Radio Music in Alberta and led the Radio Music teams in Edmonton and Calgary as they launched several new programs for CBC Radio 2.

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