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!
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!
Sunday evening, March 10, 2019, the Friends of Chamber Music presented the 65th Annual Young Musicians Competition, a FREE concert at the Koerner Recital Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music. Lots of people turned up to hear the music, and everybody enjoyed the evening. Congratulations, in particular, to all the groups who participated! The adjudicator was … Continue reading 65th Annual Young Musicians Competition Winners
Many thanks to all the friends and family who came out to support the talented young musicians in their groups, as they competed for more than $5000 in prizes at the 64th Annual Young Musicians Competition finals! The juried competition, staged on Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 7 pm at the newly renovated Koerner Recital … Continue reading 64th Annual Young Musicians Competition Winners
And maybe wish you didn’t. Like the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most prolific and influential composers of the Classical era, enjoyed toilet humour. Beyond the beautiful music he composed, Mozart is an intriguing fellow we just couldn’t help digging up some gossip on. 10. He was baptised Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus … Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mozart
It might not quite be summer yet, but we’re welcoming the warmer weather and breezy nights with a summer classical music playlist that celebrates the season in the most melodic of ways.. “Summer” by Vivaldi Summer wouldn’t be the same Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” concerto from “The Four Seasons” violin concerti. The narrative piece is quintessential … Continue reading 7 Must Haves for a Summer Classical Music Playlist
Sometimes, a piece of music has the magical ability to take a hold of our heart, and never let go. From that day on, no matter when or where you hear it, that initial experience will resurface and the song will forever represent something else; something bigger, than you. Countless performances by different musicians, all … Continue reading Classical Pieces That Will Change Your Life
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
It was a gloriously crisp Sunday and both the sun and Santa Claus came to Vancouver for a visit. We welcomed an almost full house to see one of the greatest performing quartets in the world, the Takács Quartet. Guests were treated to an afternoon of delightful music by Beethoven, as well as some refreshments with the musicians after … Continue reading Takács Quartet – Concert Wrap-Up