High Notes from Artistic Director Harry Strub

April 2019

April 6, 2019 – Rolston String Quartet High Note

Dear friends, THE ROLSTON STRING QUARTET won the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) in 2016. Their win represents a remarkable musical success for Canada, as it marked the third time (out of 12) that a Canadian ensemble won the BISQC in front of an international jury, surpassing young string quartets from around the […]

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March 4, 2019 – Janina Fialkowska High Note

Dear friends, In partnership with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Second Polish Republic, led by pianist, Jan Paderewski. We are proud to bring Janina Fialkowska back to our stage so soon after her stunning 2017 Virtuosi Concerts recital. One patron wrote, “At the end, everyone was smiling. I have […]

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February 1, 2019 – Ensemble Made in Canada

Dear friends, We are delighted to bring back to Virtuosi Concerts the ENSEMBLE MADE IN CANADA (EMIC) as part of their cross-country winter tour of their innovative Mosaïque Project. This is Canada’s pre-eminent piano quartet and their exciting performances have always evoked an enthusiastic response from our patrons. EMIC received the CBC Galaxie Stars Award […]

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January 12, 2019 – Donald Sinta Quartet High Note

Dear friends, NO STRINGS ATTACHED:   Something completely different – chamber music with sax! The Donald Sinta Quartet is a saxophone quartet playing classical music with an original, but deeply authentic sound, performing entirely from memory. They come to us fresh from winning the Gold Medal in the highly prestigious 2018 Fischoff Competition. They have already […]

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December 15, 2018 – Madeline Hildebrand and the WSO

Dear friends, Each year, the December concert features ARTISTS OF MANITOBA – our own artists embedded within the Virtuosi Concerts “International Recital & Chamber Music Concert Series”. This year, we present a return engagement by pianist Madeline Hildebrand and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble. Madeline Hildebrand is “an extraordinary young artist [whose] pianism is […]

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November 24, 2018 – Gryphon Trio High Note

Dear friends, The Gryphon Trio is Canada’s most distinguished resident piano trio.  They have been together for over a quarter of a century, performing traditional repertoire as well as championing young composers, with concerts around the globe and dozens of recordings. They last appeared on our stage in our Mozartfest-2007 performing all the Mozart piano […]

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2018-10-20 Horszowski Trio

Dear friends, Two years ago when the HORSZOWSKI TRIO last appeared on our stage, music-lovers were rapturous and told us that they “… loved this Trio.” “They made me feel full of life.” “The whole audience was visibly moved.” Their Beethoven Trio No. 2 in G major “…was so tender and emotional and textured”. “It […]

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September 22, 2018 – Lara St. John and Matt Herskowitz

Dear friends, Lara St. John has been called the “VOLCANIC VIOLINIST” by the Los Angeles Times. She opens the exciting 2018-2019 season of VIRTUOSI CONCERTS on September 22  along with her duo-partner, pianist Matt Herskowitz. It is Lara’s second appearance with us and Matt’s first. Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something […]

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August 2016

June 2, 2016: 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration

VIRTUOSI CONCERTS 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION Dear friends, The final concert of the Virtuosi season is a celebration of 25 years of Virtuosi Concerts, 1991-2016. It’s hard to believe that we have presented over 250 concerts! Virtually all of Canada’s top instrumentalists and ensembles have appeared on our stage. On June 2nd, we present our […]

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May 7, 2016: Trio con Brio Copenhagen

Trio con Brio Copenhagen Soo-Jin Hong, violin Soo-Kyung Hong, cello Jens Elvekjaer, piano   PURE JOY Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8 PM Programme: Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 70, No. 2 Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op.66   Dear […]

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