Category Archives: Musicians

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Our 74th Season Highlights and 75th Season Announcement

April 25, 2022

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 »

esme quartet

We welcome the Esmé Quartet for their North American debut!

March 15, 2022

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! »

up-and-coming musicians

Up-and-Comers Who Are Re-Defining the Classical Music Scene

March 16, 2017

While playing the classics like Beethoven and Chopin will always reign supreme on the classical music scene, there are a few up-and-coming musicians who are re-defining the genre; and we can’t get enough. By challenging traditional composition, they are breathing a fresh life into our favourite genre. The Ingenue: Pianist Janaya Lo Kicking off our … Continue reading Up-and-Comers Who Are Re-Defining the Classical Music Scene »

Pražák Quartet

Pražák Quartet – Season 69

February 15, 2017

Tuesday February 21, 2017 Vancouver Playhouse 8:00 pm This concert is generously sponsored by Eric Wyness The Pražák Quartet Jana Vonášková, violin Vlastimil Holek, violin Josef Kluson, viola Michal Kanka, cello The Pražák Quartet has been an audience favourite of ours for 30 years; they provided the core of the concert series celebrating the Fiftieth … Continue reading Pražák Quartet – Season 69 »

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Greatest Child Musical Prodigies

February 10, 2017

In celebration of BC’s Family Day holiday that honours the bonds and traditions of family, we’ve collected a few of history’s greatest child musical prodigies. These musical greats undoubtedly would not have graced the world with their incredible contributions to chamber music without the encouragement, inspiration, and support of their families. The Prolific Beginnings of … Continue reading The Greatest Child Musical Prodigies »

Concert 5 CMS - Alessio Bax

Spotlight on Alessio Bax

January 19, 2017

Next Tuesday, January 24th the CMS Piano Quartet will entertain us with their Fauré and Brahms renditions. Headlining the Quartet is Italian classical pianist Alessio Bax. The award-winning prodigy graduated from the Bari conservatory at only 14 years old and went on to win the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition at 19, and later the Leeds … Continue reading Spotlight on Alessio Bax »