Photograph of Jacob Siskind kneeling next to family dog CleoSiskind and the family dog, Cleo


Throughout his career, Jacob Siskind's emphatic demands for the highest quality in Canadian classical music and its industry left an indelible mark. As a critic, he understood the extent of his influence and took this responsibility seriously.

Siskind's dedication was its own reward, allowing him make a career of his life-long passion for music. Though both loved and despised, his deep knowledge and passion for the subject was undeniably apparent in his writing. He opened up the classical music world to a wider audience and added richly to culture and the arts in Canada.