EMW/L44 Team Profile: Sebastian Buccioni
EMW/L44 Team Profile
How long have you volunteered for EMW?
This is my first year volunteering for EMW. In the past I’ve volunteered at TIFF and Nuit Blanche.
What is your “day job”?
I am fortunate to live a double life, by day I am part of the management team for the University of Toronto Food Services and by night I’m about town involved in the performing arts world. That means I get to be surrounded by great chefs and tasty food and follow that with world class performances of beautiful music. You could definitely say I get the best of both worlds.
What is your background?
I’ve always been involved in the arts from a very young age. It was a natural step for me to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University. After graduating I toured and recorded with a number of projects using one of least portable instruments out there: the Hammond Organ. Most recently I took my love of arts to the next level completing a post-grad in Arts Management at Queen’s. I currently sit on the board at Toronto Operetta Theatre.
What are you doing for EMW?
I’m involved in anything and everything that needs doing at EMW. You might be chatting with me on our social media platforms or you might see me helping out at the venue during the festival. Either way I’m looking forward to hearing from you and learning about what excites you about EMW!
What excites you about your work?
I love anything to do with music and Estonia has a particularly vibrant music scene. Estonians already know about it, and the rest of the world is about to find out. Whether you listen to NOËP or Puuluup, Avarus Ensemble or Kaili Kinnon, the musicianship, talent and dedication of these artists immediately apparent.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I spend almost all of my free time taking in performances around Toronto. From dance, to theatre, to music, to visual arts, it never ceases to amaze me what our great city has to offer. In the last year alone I have seen over 100 performances. Most recently I was blown away by Rihab Chaieb’s stunning performance of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde during Toronto Summer Music Festival.
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