Category Archives: High Notes

November 3, 2019 – 3 PM Young Artist Concert

WELCOME TO THE [R]EVOLUTION! Dear friends,We hope Sunday, November 3 is circled on your calendar – and that you will be attending our special Virtuosi Young Artist Concert at 3 PM that afternoon. Since 2016, you have played an important role in helping us to nurture all the young artists who successfully auditioned to perform […]

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October 19, 2019 – Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Dear friends, As we posted last week, the scheduled saxophonist Ashu is ill and unable to travel. Substituting on short notice for Ashu and his pianist is: JONATHAN HULTING-COHEN, saxophone NADINE SHANK, piano The programme they have designed for us includes eight composers ranging from Ibert and Poulenc to Paquito D’Rivera, and includes three Tangos […]

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September 21, 2019 – Montrose Trio

TWO CANADIAN SUPER-STARS RETURN TO THE VIRTUOSI STAGE IN THE MONTROSE TRIO! Dear friends, The MONTROSE TRIO opens the 2019 season, as they did in 2017. The audience was thrilled with their performance two years ago and many asked us to bring them back. Pianist Jon Kimura Parker and violinist Martin Beaver are like old […]

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April 28, 2019 – Gabriela Montero

Dear friends, At her Virtuosi Concerts recital, Gabriela Montero will display her visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts. She says, “I connect to my audience in a completely unique way – and they connect with me. Because improvisation is such a huge part of who I am, it is the most natural and spontaneous way […]

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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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