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Saturday, May 6, 2017: The Cello Recital

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 8 PM THE CELLO RECITAL COLIN CARR, cello THOMAS SAUER, piano The English cellist, Colin Carr, is no stranger to Winnipeg and it’s no mystery as to why he is so frequently invited back. One of the brightest stars of the Agassiz International Cellofest, “His infectious joy and ability to communicate seemingly […]

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Saturday, April 8, 2017: Classical Roots, Latin Passion

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 8 PM CLASSICAL ROOTS, LATIN PASSION DALÍ QUARTET Domenic Solerni, Carlos Rubio, violins; Adriana Linares, viola; Jesús Morales, cello With an artist’s grace and a Caribbean soul, the Dalí Quartet is today’s freshest voice in Classical and Latin- American music. In the spirit of famed Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, the Dalí Quartet […]

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Beyond Subscription: Chopin & Janina

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 8 PM BEYOND SUBSCRIPTION: CHOPIN & JANINA JANINA FIALKOWSKA, PIANO Janina Fialkowska returns to the Virtuosi stage as “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing (Frankfurter Allgemeine). She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was bestowed the Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music. She […]

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Sunday Matinee, March 12, 2017: …my weekend with Angela

SUNDAY MATINEE, MARCH 12, 3 PM …my weekend with Angela ANGELA HEWITT, piano Angela Hewitt is among the world’s most celebrated and recorded pianists. Don’t miss this rare Winnipeg opportunity to hear her in recital. Angela is “a positive sensation… the complete performer… with the ability to convey a spiritual seriousness” (The Sunday Times). At […]

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Saturday, February 4, 2017: Death and the Maiden

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 8 PM DEATH AND THE MAIDEN CECILIA STRING QUARTET Min-Jeong Koh, Sarah Nematallah, violins; Caitlin Boyle, viola; Rachel Desoer, cello Taking their name from St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, the Cecilia String Quartet is now in its second decade. Hailed for their “dauntingly perfect” performances (Berliner Zeitung), they won the […]

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Saturday, January 21, 2017: Bach To The Future

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 8 PM BACH TO THE FUTURE FLÛTE ALORS! RECORDER QUARTET Vincent Lauzer, Alexa Raine-Wright, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Caroline Tremblay Dynamic and versatile, this Montreal based ensemble continues a grand tradition of the recorder ensemble in Québec. They reveal an instrument capable of expressing the most extreme emotions and the most gentle of nuances. […]

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Saturday, December 10, 2016: Artists of Manitoba: Brandenburg & Trout

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 8 PM SUNDAY MATINEE, DECEMBER 11, 3 PM Artists of Manitoba: Brandenburg & Trout MADELINE HILDEBRAND, piano WSO STRING ENSEMBLE Gwen Hoebig, Karl Stobbe, Elation Pauls, violins; Daniel Scholz, viola; Yuri Hooker, cello; Meredith Johnson, double bass with guest artist HALEY MARIE, flute “Madeline Hildebrand is an extraordinary young artist; her pianism […]

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Saturday, November 19, 2016: Fantazye

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 8 PM FANTAZYE ZODIAC TRIO Kliment Krylovskiy, clarinet; Vanessa Mollard, violin; Riko Higuma, piano With a Clarinet Trio, great care must be taken to blend two soprano voices, clarinet and violin, so as to create a different type of unity with the piano. The Zodiac Trio sings with a single voice, yet […]

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Saturday, October 22, 2016: Ecstasy & Angst

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 8 PM Ecstasy & Angst HORSZOWSKI TRIO Jesse Mills, violin; Raman Ramakrishnan, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano Ms. Aizawa was the last pupil of the legendary pianist, Mieczyslaw Horszowski who performed up until his death in 1993, at the age of 101. The Los Angeles Times calls the Horszowski Trio, “power players”, adding […]

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Saturday, September 24, 2016: The Tempest

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 8 PM THE TEMPEST In 2008, Peter Vinograde played the Goldberg Variations as well as two Bach concerti on the Virtuosi Concerts stage. The late Gwenda Nemerofsky wrote that it was “the best live performance this reviewer has heard to date; Vinograde brought us on a voyage through Bach’s imaginative brilliance as […]

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