Photostory #447: Margaret Ireland: Canadian Pianist of International Renown
National Film Board of Canada
July 18, 1967
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Among the growing array of Canadians earning international respect and acclaim abroad is Margaret Ireland, a superb pianist who has delighted the sophisticated ears of music lovers in the capitals of the world. After six European concert tours (including two to Soviet Russia), a plaudit-winning appearance at Town Hall, New York, and widespread presentations on the radio and television networks of continental Europe, England and Canada, Miss Ireland has resumed residence in Toronto. It was there that she trained during her early years with the Royal Conservatory of Music, made her debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at sixteen years of age and then left to continue her studies in New York, Paris, Salzburg and Vienna. Now, with several long-playing records and excellent reviews by the leading critics of Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and many other cities to her credit, this fine Canadian artist is preparing for autumn recitals in Toronto and the Confederation Centre in Prince Edward Island. Recently returned to Toronto after several years' residence in the Maritimes, Margaret Ireland continues to record her work for broadcasting while keeping house for her lawyer husband and their two children. In the future she will assuredly continue as one of Canada's most brilliant sounds in the world of magnificent music.