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Vona, George '78

Vona, George '78
Duo-pianists, George Vona and his wife, Lark Popov are known for their evocative and exciting musical performances for two pianos ranging from Bach to Bernstein. After their New York recital debut, they were praised by the New York Times for their fine sense of pianistic colour and their lively and involving interpretations. They have performed all over the world with renowned symphonies and at prestigious Music Halls. In 2000, their second CD, The Book of Mirrors, was nominated for a JUNO award. In 2000, a diagnosis of focal dystonia for Vona led to the duo’s retirement from concertizing professionally. Vona holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford; and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto Law School. He is now practicing law in Toronto.
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.