LSM Newswire

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

FLIP Adds Muscle to its Music Division!

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2008
From Classical to Punk and everything in between!

FLIP Publicity & Promotions is thrilled to announce that music publicists Barbora Krsek and Mavis Harris have joined the FLIP team. Barbora will work with FLIP's classical music and choral clients, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Mavis will work with FLIP's contemporary music and performing arts clients, including North by Northeast (NXNE) Music and Film Festival & Conference.

A tireless promoter of classical culture, Barbora Kresk was publicist for the world-renowned Canadian Opera Company (COC), where she worked on the world premiere of The Golden Ass (libretto from Canadian literary lion Robertson Davies), on Francois Girard's award-winning production of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with Symphony of Psalms, and the COC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, all of which garnered international media attention. After promoting the COC to local, national and international media for several years, Barbora left the company to work directly with Canadian artists, including soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, baritone James Westman, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo and bass Alain Coulombe. She also worked with the legendary Niki Goldschmidt on The Joy of Singing Festival and the Benjamin Britten Festival, and managed publicity for the annual Arthur Ellis Awards for the Crime Writers of Canada.

Barbora's talent for communications extends beyond the realm of publicity. She is Associate Editor with Opera Canada magazine and speaks several languages, including Slovak, Czech, Russian and some Spanish. In her free time, Barbora enjoys listening to speed metal (just kidding-classical, opera and The King are her faves) and relaxing on a hot beach in the Dominican Republic.

Mavis Harris consumes music the way she consumes twizzlers - passionately, obsessively and voraciously! A graduate of Durham College's PR program, Mavis launched her career as an intern with FLIP, where she worked on projects such as Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, UMOJA - The Spirit of Togetherness and Terracotta Warriors. Following her internship with FLIP, Mavis joined MapleMusic where, as publicist, she worked with artists such as Vinnie Paul, Tegan & Sara, Radiohead and C'MON. Mavis thrived in the fast-paced, ever-changing music business but was powerless to deny her inner FLIPster. And so, after three years with MapleMusic, Mavis returns to FLIP, bringing with her an encyclopedic knowledge of rock 'n' roll, a sassy wit and a "never-say-die" attitude. When she's not working, Mavis enjoys checking out new bands, hanging out at the Bovine and wrestling jigsaw puzzles into submission.

FLIP Publicity & Promotions is Canada's preeminent entertainment PR agency. Firmly ensconced in the world of theatre and performing arts, FLIP has expanded its music division to better serve its growing list of music clients including Cirque du Soleil, Paquin Entertainment, House of Blues, Show One Productions, Naomi Judd, Angela Hewitt, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and artists from the Universal Music roster including Ron Sexsmith, Esthero and Collective Soul.

Media Contact:
Carrie Sager
FLIP Publicity & Promotions Inc.
720 Bathurst Street, Suite 403
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2R4
416.533.7710 X224 fax 416.533.7797

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