Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music

Philip Hansen, Artistic Director

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Photo by Michael Judge
Courtesy of David Kerr Violins

Save the dates – earlier start for 2024 festival

We are excited to announce the 12th Annual Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music will be held July 8th – 12th, 2024. Make sure you save the date and update your calendars.

2024 program

Plans for the 2024 program are falling into place, with another tremendous lineup of chamber music and artistic talent. Our 2024 festival will have all the great music you expect and love, with a bit of a cello focus this time around. Schubert’s majestic Quintet for two violins, viola and two cellos will be featured, along with Beethoven’s lyrical Sonata for Cello and Piano, opus 69, and an original work by Phil Hansen, Three Cello Party.  You will also be treated to a baroque concert with works for soprano, as well as a program featuring the juicy Second String Quartet by Borodin. Our musicians cannot wait to bring you anew the intimate joys of fine chamber music!

Details are being finalized and will be posted here in the coming weeks. We will be welcoming back many artists from previous festivals as well as several new faces.

Cape Mudge United Church, the Quadra Community Centre, SouthEnd Farm Winery, and Gowlland Harbour Resort are once again generously allowing the festival to host concerts at their venues. This, along with the support of many other businesses and individuals, makes it possible to keep ticket prices low.

In support of developing the talent of young musicians, the festival will again collaborate with Quadra Island’s Young Musicians Camp, on Thursday, July 11. Classical guitarist Alec Pearson will join the young musicians in the morning. The family concert will be held at the Quadra Community Centre at 10:30 am.

Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music Society is a not-for-profit society with a volunteer board. If you are interested in becoming a member or volunteering, please contact us.

And finally, an enormous thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, supporters and audience members who made the 2023 festival a success. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival.

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(We heard your suggestions to improve the line of vision at Gowlland Harbour. We’re working on it! We’ll also try to have more seat cushions for those who need them at some of the venues, but please feel free to bring your own.)

What you said:

“… a rich contribution to the culture of the community. Excellent music—high calibre and accessible”
“… an opportunity for musicians and non-musicians alike to be inspired by professionals through a diverse exposure to music. As a young musician myself, it awes and inspires me to hear such emotional and intricate pieces”
“… a vital part of Quadra summer culture”
“… the cultural highlight of the year and a wonderful social event”
“… absolutely life-enhancing live music experience with exceptional performers. Feeds the soul and shores up faith in humanity”
“… what an opportunity to enjoy some incredible music” (Nelson)
“… you always touch me directly to the heart” (Victoria)
“… a tradition that locals and supporters and visitors look forward to every year”
“… as special as the community itself. It is such a privilege to have access to worldwide talent” (Valencia, Spain)
“… I don’t believe there is a classical music presentation anywhere that gives such top international quality and value for your money”

“… wonderful exposure to music and musicians that we otherwise would not have the pleasure of hearing”
“… local delight. Top calibre musicians. I feel so blessed to live so close to Quadra Island and to experience such an amazing week of music” (Victoria)
“… great family concert—a great opportunity for children”
“this event is the perfect reason to travel to Vancouver Island and experience global culture” (Victoria)
“… as a visitor to Quadra, we time our visit to be when the festival is on” (Qualicum Beach)
“… the reason to plan a visit to Quadra. The musicians and programming are exceptional” (Calgary)
“… for a rural community to have music of this calibre is a god-send. A gift of great beauty and edification”
“… the reason to plan a visit to Quadra. The musicians and programming are exceptional”
“… who knows the impact this calibre of musicians will have on the youth?”
“… an integral part of the Quadra community”