This Season

  • Saturday, September 21, 7:30 PM, 2019 – Montrose Trio

    EPIC PROPORTIONS

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:30 PM

    MONTROSE TRIO, Piano Trio

    The Montrose Trio includes two Canadian superstars and the British cellist of the fabled Tokyo string Quartet. Now in their seventh year together, the Montrose Trio provided a smashing Virtuosi season opener two years ago and continue to create a sensation wherever they perform. “While all are soloists in their own right, they play as a unit melding seamlessly with an impeccable sense of ensemble.” (Albuquerque Journal)

    PROGRAMME:
    Dvorak: Trio in E minor “Dumky”
    Schubert: Trio in E-flat major

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $52.50
    Under 30: $29.40
    Students: $21.00

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • Saturday, October 19, 7:30 PM, 2019 – Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

    CLASSICAL SAX

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:30 PM

    JONATHAN HULTING-COHEN, saxophone
    NADINE SHANK, piano

    Jonathan is active as a soloist and chamber musician and is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he teaches saxophone.

    Nadine has performed extensively in the United States and Poland and has recorded over 18CDs. She is the long-time Principal Orchestral Pianist with the Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra.

    PROGRAMME:
    Ibert: Concertino da Camera
    J.RING / F.W.HAGER: Danse Hongroise
    Poulenc: Sonata for oboe and piano
    Baljinder Singh Sekohn II: Gradient
    D’Rivera: Invitación al Danzón
    Harbison: San Antonio Sonata
    Berkey: Homage to Emily Dickinson     
    Piazzola: Three Tangos

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $40.95
    Under 30: $23.10
    Students: $13.65

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

     

  • SUNDAY, November 3, 3 PM, 2019 – Young Artist Concert

    VIRTUOSI YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 3 PM

    A special non-subscription afternoon concert featuring four outstanding performers selected from our Young Artists Program. Each will present a program reflecting the theme R[E]volution. “Can’t say enough about the Young Artists Program. What an incredible opportunity for these young people. We love hearing them make music!” (Audience as Critic)

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $20
    Students: $10

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • Saturday, November 23, 7:30 PM, 2019 – Meagan Milatz and Amy Hillis

    meagan&amy

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 7:30 PM

    MEAGAN MILATZ, piano
    AMY HILLIS, violin

    The meagan&amy piano/violin duo hails from Saskatchewan, but first met at McGill’s Schulich School of Music where they began their musical partnership in 2011. In their solo careers, each is a recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, and Amy is a past winner of the E-Gré Competition. Their Virtuosi Concert is part of the first ever “Pan-Canadian Partnership” recital tour to over 40 Canadian cities sponsored by Jeunesses Musicales, Debut Atlantic and Prairie Debut. ” Their collaborative musicianship combined with their very accessible, yet audacious repertoire made an immediate impression.” (Danièle Leblanc, Executive and Artistic Director of Jeunesses Musicales Canada)

    PROGRAMME:
    Gershwin:/Heifetz:
    Prelude No. 1
    Prokofiev: Cinq Mélodies
    Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor
    Morlock: Commissioned piece
    Debussy: Sonate pour violon et piano
    Messiaen: Thème et variations
    Fauré: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $40.95
    Under 30: $23.10
    Students: $13.65

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • Saturday, December 14, 7:30 PM, 2019 – Daniel Tselyakov and the WSO String Ensemble

    ARTISTS OF MANITOBA – THE BRANDON CONNECTION

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7:30 PM

    DANIEL TSELYAKOV, piano
    The WSO String Ensemble

    Pianist Daniel Tselyakov returns to our stage to join us in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Virtuosi Concerts collaboration with the WSO String Ensemble. Daniel is a recent laureate of the International Livorno Piano Competition in Italy. He comes from a musical family and both he and his father, pianist Alexander Tselyakov, have many fans among our Virtuosi patrons. Daniel is co-artistic director of the Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival. “…he is one of several young musicians in a deep pipeline of keyboard talent coming out of Canada.” (Natasha Gauthier, Artsfile)

    PROGRAMME:
    Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G major, WTC 1
    Mozart: Quartet in E flat major
    Rachmaninoff: Élégie
    Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $40.95
    Under 30: $23.10
    Students: $13.65

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • Saturday, January 11, 7:30 PM, 2020 – Trio Saint-Laurent

    HOMMAGE À SCHUMANN

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 7:30 PM

    TRIO SAINT-LAURENT, clarinet, viola and piano

    After the Trio’s first performance at a summer festival in 2015, they took a canoe trip together to decide that their unique ensemble of clarinet / viola / piano indeed had something special to offer music-lovers. Like the great river which inspired their name, Trio Saint-Laurent takes you on a musical journey beyond the norm, revealing the poetic, intimate and mysterious nature of their instruments.

    PROGRAMME:
    Clara Schumann: Romances, Op. 22
    Burge: Commission for solo piano
    Widmann: Five Pieces in a Fairy Tale Mood
    Francaix: Tema con variazioni
    Kurtág: Hommage à Robert Schumann
    Schumann: Märchenerzählungen

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $40.95
    Under 30: $23.10
    Students: $13.65

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • Saturday, February 1, 7:30 PM, 2020 – Karl Stobbe and Andrew Armstrong

    NORDIC GODS

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 7:30 PM

    KARL STOBBE, violin
    ANDREW ARMSTRONG, piano

    Virtuosi Concerts features one of Winnipeg’s most prominent musicians in recital. WSO violinist and MCO Concertmaster Karl Stobbe is “an artist with a soulful musicality,” wrote a critic in the San Francisco Classical Voice. He is “a master soloist, recalling the golden age of violin playing” (London’s Sunday Times). His collaborator is virtuoso pianist Andrew Armstrong, celebrated for a sound which is “always fine-tuned to the needs of his duo partner in flawless synchronicity” (The Arts Desk).  Together, they have produced an original programme designed to highlight the unique voice of Carl Nielsen’s violin sonata while reflecting a combination of German and Nordic soundscapes.

    PROGRAMME:
    Mozart:
    Violin Sonata in A major, No. 35
    Nielsen:
    Violin Sonata No. 2
    Sibelius:
    Five Pieces for Violin and Piano
    Brahms:
    Violin Sonata in D minor, No. 3

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $40.95
    Under 30: $23.10
    Students: $13.65

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • SUNDAY, March 8, 3:00 PM, 2020 – Alexei Volodin

    RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES

    SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 3:00 PM

    ALEXEI VOLODIN, piano

    Fresh from an extraordinary marathon performance of  all 5 Beethoven concerti with the WSO, virtuoso powerhouse Alexei Volodin plays an all-Russian recital on the stage of Virtuosi Concerts. Born in Leningrad in 1977, Volodin has been in strong demand around the world ever since he won the 2003 International Géza Anda Competition in Zurich. Reviewing his stunning Canadian debut (2017) in Montreal, Le Devoir reported that “…it was more than perfect…his intellectual bearing makes one think of Rachmaninoff himself!”

    PROGRAMME:
    Medtner:
    Eight Skazki (Fairy Tales)
    Prokofiev: Piano Sonata in A minor, No. 3
    Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata in D minor, No. 1

    TICKETS
    Adults: $52.50
    Under 30: $29.40
    Students: $21.00

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000

  • Saturday, April 4, 7:30 PM, 2020 – Colin Carr and Thomas Sauer

    BEETHOVEN@250 – COMPLETE CELLO WORKS PART I

    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 7:30 PM

    COLIN CARR, cello
    THOMAS SAUER, piano

    Internationally acclaimed cellist Colin Carr and his longtime recording partner, pianist Thomas Sauer return to the Virtuosi Concerts stage for this special production celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday. (Part Two is presented in the fall, 2020.) “His infectious joy and ability to communicate seemingly every shade of emotion in whatever he was playing [at the International Cello Festival]…led to roaring standing ovations”. (Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press)

    PROGRAMME:
    Beethoven: Sonata in F major Op. 5, No. 1
                            Sonata in C major Op. 102, No. 1
    Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen”
    Sonata in A major, Op. 69

    TICKETS:
    Adults: $40.95
    Under 30: $23.10
    Students: $13.65

    To order tickets, please call the Virtuosi Concerts Box Office: 204-786-9000