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Friday, May 23, 2008

Quite Possibly the Coolest Music Store in Canada

UPDATE: Watch Donald's Appearance on CITY TV's Breakfast Television

Donald Quan Launches New Culturally Diverse Musical Instrument Store

From time to time brilliant ideas do emerge to see full fruition. This is indeed one such instance and this inspired plan holds true promise. The official launch of Musideum next week marks the opening of the first and only store of its kind in Canada: a place to find top-quality rare and unusual musical instruments from all over the globe and gorgeous music-related gifts in a beautiful museum-shop-style retail environment.

Musideum is the creation of Donald Quan, and just so happens to be the husband of my cousin Lisa. That aside, Donald is a visionary musician, producer, film & TV composer and musical entrepreneur. Quan is best known for his work composing the scores to popular television shows including Relic Hunter, and Mutant X, for which he's received four Gemini Award nominations, and his creation of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid theme song Expect the World with Ron Korb. Donald Quan has provided world music consulting services to Disney for a soon to be released feature film, and is also known for his work on many contemporary world music projects with Canadian artists including musicians Loreena McKennitt, Ron Korb, Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Samba Squad, as well as music for stage with Aboriginal theatre group Red Sky Performance and choreographer Santee Smith. Donald Quan owns and runs Q Music and Q Music Studios, and continues to record and tour with international musicians. The opening of a beautiful retail store that specializes in stunning and perfectly playable instruments from so many cultures and musical traditions is the realization of a dream, and three years of preparation for Donald.

Well done Donald! I wish you all the success in the world with this enterprise.

Musideum will be launched with public opening celebration performances and workshops all day Saturday May 31, 2008. Performer and event details will be announced soon.

Please do check Musideum out if opportunity allows. I assure you the experience will be a rewarding one.

M u s i d e u m: A World of Musical Instruments


Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Thursdays: 12pm – 7pm
401 Richmond Street West,
Suite 133 (Main Floor)
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5V 3A8


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Brilliant! I am certainly going here next time I am in Toronto.

Curious Georgette said...

Do I get a discount if I tell them you sent me there?

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pam p said...

I can vouch that this is a very cool place. If you want to find a really interesting and wonderful gift for a music fan you love you need to visit the Musideum.