Chamber Music’s Biggest Winners to Perform at 2019 Eine Kleine Summer Music (EKSM) Festival
Chamber music is generally not known as a competitive sport and competitions are not known for their large prize money. That all changed when the M-Prize was established in 2016. Of the 170 groups from 34 countries who applied and final 29 who performed, the Calidore String Quartet was declared the overall winner in a PBS televised event and awarded a $100,000 prize – the largest ever in chamber music!
“The Calidore String Quartet just keeps winning…and winning: an Avery Fisher Career Grant, the inaugural $100,000 M-Prize competition, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, the Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, a residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program, the honor of being named a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. And that’s not to mention triumphs at so many competitions, including the Fischoff.” – Strings Magazine
Brahms – Horn Trio, Op. 40
Gounod – Mélodies for Horn and Piano
Beethoven – Archduke Trio, Op. 97
With Terence Tam, violin; Lorraine Min, piano;
Laura Backstrom, cello
EKSM is proud to present the Calidore String Quintet for their Victoria debut with performances at Deep Cove Winery on 29thJune and the First Unitarian Church of Victoria on 30thJune. Tickets range in price from $30-$40.
Featured guest artists this season include returning favourite, Alana Despins, Principal Horn with the Victoria Symphony, Victoria’s own rising star, violinist Timothy Chooi in his EKSM debut, and the Muse Ensemble.
The Muse Ensemble’s performances will include compositions from Elinor Dunsmuir, the granddaughter of the builder of Craigdarroch castle, music only recently discovered by chance in England.
Eine Kleine Summer Music (EKSM)is the longest-running summer classical music event in greater Victoria.EKSM is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to present intimate world class chamber music concerts at affordable prices. Performances are by artists among the finest in BC as well as distinguished guests from around the world. This popular series takes place in June at two superb venues surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saanich Peninsula.