Adventure Documentary "Colours of Edziza" Sends Message of Respect

Vancity Buzz - December 5th, 2014

The events of late make it quite clear that Mother Earth is in a precarious disposition. As time goes by our natural resources are increasingly being exploited without a second thought. Some of us go on with our lives with rose-tinted spectacles, and then there are those like Mike Schauch and is team of adventurers.


Thomas Beckman: The Viola Voice of Vancouver

Vancity Buzz - July 11th, 2014

"There is something about true musicians and artists that distinguishes them from the average acquaintance. There is an enigmatic yet refined passion that they can hardly contain, and thank goodness for those who can’t; for the world would feel like shades of monotone grey without their dedication to colouring our world with their art."


An Interview with Busking After Dark

Busking After Dark - March 27th, 2013

“In busking it’s not about being perfect,” he said. “It’s about coming out and giving yourself the freedom to play and make all your wrong notes, find your right notes, develop your style [and] conquer your fears.” Read the full article >

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Get to know a busker: violist Thomas Beckman

Vancouver Observer - June 16th, 2012

At first, violist Thomas Beckman was intimidated by busking. Classically trained by a fierce Russian musician at the University of Cape Town, Beckman says he was shy and socially awkward when he was younger. Learning the violin helped him to break free from this... Read the full article >

Thomas Beckman's solo music launch covered by the Ubyssey 

Ubyssey - April 4th, 2013 

Thomas Beckman is out of breath when I spot him on the corner of Georgia and Granville in a full black suit. It’s a beautiful sunny afternoon and he’s just darted across town from a gig with Sons of Granville. Read the full article >