Friends of Chamber Music are delighted to welcome back the Smetana Trio, who last performed for us in Vancouver in 2019. Join us on November 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse to hear the foremost of today’s Czech chamber ensembles. The Smetana Trio consists of Jitka Cechová (piano), Jan Talich (violin), and Jan … Continue reading We welcome back the venerable Czech chamber ensemble, Smetana Trio
Friends of Chamber Music are delighted to welcome the Calidore Quartet for their debut performance in Vancouver on November 1 at 7:30 pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. This emsemble has been performing in venues worldwide for over a decade, and have numerous critically acclaimed recordings, and significant awards behind them. According to the New York Times, the Calidore String … Continue reading We are Delighted to Welcome the Calidore Quartet to Vancouver
Friends of Chamber Music have invited the Italian Quartetto di Cremona to open the 2022/2023 season on October 25th at 7:30 pm. The Cremona, which performed for FCM in 2018, is renowned as one of the most exciting chamber ensembles on the international stage and has become recognized for its interpretive artistry. In the midst … Continue reading Starting our 75th Season with a Concert from the Quartetto di Cremona
We are thrilled to announce the Friends of Chamber Music’s 75th season! However, we would also like to express our appreciation for the success of the short 74th season. Both musicians and audience have returned to live concerts with great enthusiasm. Some of the highlights of the performances from this season include: Modigliani Quartet playing Schubert’s … Continue reading Our 74th Season Highlights and 75th Season Announcement
We are both saddened to end, yet honoured to complete the season with as Time Magazine writes, “America’s greatest quartet,” the Emerson String Quartet on Sunday, May, 8 at 3:00 pm. The quartet has made more than 30 acclaimed recordings and has been honoured with nine GRAMMYs® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher … Continue reading We are Honoured to Welcome the Emerson String Quartet as our Last Concert
We are ecstatic to greet the Vienna Piano Trio in Vancouver on April 10th at 3 pm! This is the trio’s farewell season, as after 34 years, the 2021-22 season will conclude the trio’s illustrious career. The trio consists of David McCarroll (violin), Clemens Hagen (cello), and Stefan Mendl (piano). Together, the players embody the … Continue reading We Welcome the Vienna Piano Trio in their Farewell Season
We are thrilled to welcome the Esmé Quartet, in Vancouver on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30 pm! The name of the quartet, Esmé, is borrowed from an old French word meaning ‘being loved.‘ Based in Germany, the group was formed in 2016 and is comprised of four Korean musicians that were in their youth acquainted with each other as friends and … Continue reading We welcome the Esmé Quartet for their North American debut!
What an evening! The juried competition, staged on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 6:30 pm at the Koerner Recital Hall inside the Vancouver Academy of Music, though not open to the general public due to the pandemic, was still pretty full with an enthusiastic crowd of friends and family who came out to support the … Continue reading 67th Annual Young Musicians Competition Winners
We are thrilled to welcome back the Czech group, Pavel Haas Quartet, in Vancouver on Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 pm! Following their victory in the Prague Spring Festival Competition and Premio Paolo Borciani in Italy in 2005, the Pavel Haas Quartet have established themselves as one of the world’s most exciting contemporary chamber ensembles. The Quartet have to … Continue reading We are Delighted to Welcome Back the Pavel Haas Quartet
We anticipate the return of the dynamic, exciting, and young Czech quartet that is fast gaining global praise, the Bennewitz Quartet, on March 1st at 7:30 pm! Despite being a relatively new ensemble, the quartet performs at major venues such as Wigmore Hall London, Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris. They regularly perform at renowned festivals including the Salzburger Festspiele, … Continue reading We’re thrilled to welcome back the Bennewitz Quartet to Vancouver!