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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 »

Gabriel Fauré CMS Piano Quartet

CMS Piano Quartet – Season 69

January 20, 2017

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Vancouver Playhouse 8:00 pm Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Piano Quartet) Alessio Bax, piano Ani Kavafian, violin Yura Lee, viola Paul Watkins, cello Pianist Alessio Bax—a First Prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions and a 2009 Avery Fisher … Continue reading CMS Piano Quartet – Season 69 »

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 »

Caitlin Wong - violin, Sarah Baek - cello, Augustin Wright - piano
Caitlin Wong - violin, Sarah Baek - cello, Augustin Wright - piano

63rd Annual Young Musicians Competition

December 5, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that the Friends of Chamber Music’s 63rd Annual Young Musicians competition is under way! Last year’s competition featured $5000 in prizes and was graciously supported by the Koerner family and friends for the Fred Koerner Prize; Peter Lang; Olga P. Bismanis; and the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada. The Audience Prize … Continue reading 63rd Annual Young Musicians Competition »

Takács Quartet by Keith Saunders - Friends of Chamber Music
Photo by Keith Saunders

Takács Quartet – Season 69

November 22, 2016

Takács Quartet Sunday, December 4, 2016 Vancouver Playhouse 3:00 pm This concert is generously sponsored by: Buy tickets here. Takács Quartet Edward Dusinberre, violin Károly Schranz, violin Geraldine Walther, viola András Fejér, cello Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humour, combining … Continue reading Takács Quartet – Season 69 »

Beethoven - Friends Of Chamber Music Vancouver
Stieler, Joseph Karl: Beethoven mit der Missa solemnis Ölgemälde, 1819

5 Things You May Not Know About Beethoven

November 21, 2016

The musical revolutionary pioneered Romanticism and composed 240 works which included symphonies, piano concertos, string quartets and an opera. Ludwig van Beethoven was a perfectionist with vision: posterity. The third Ludwig van Beethoven and second musician in his family, he more than attained that goal on a global level. Over 200 years since his passing … Continue reading 5 Things You May Not Know About Beethoven »