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Sharing Music In These Extraordinary Times

My niece Nathalie, currently sailing with her family in French Polynesia, told me about a saying among sailors, who are subject to the whims of ocean and weather: “Plans are written in the sand at low tide.” This has become true in the past months for musicians as well as many others. Just as we […]

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Dan Scholz Reports On An Active Autumn

I have been quite busy in Winnipeg not only as a performing artist, but as a teacher, coach, and Conductor of the Winnipeg Youth Symphony. I also recently joined the executive board of the Canadian Viola Society as Secretary and am Vice Chair of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Musicians Committee. The fall started strong with […]

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The Enduring Work of Beethoven

As we celebrate Beethoven’s 250 years, it is most interesting to explore why he has endured as one of the favourite composers of all time. In a nutshell, it is because Beethoven left us music for literally everyone to enjoy. For lovers and performers of chamber music, the string quartets are like no other. They […]

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Natasha Hall Comes Home

The Q I Chamber Music Society is continuing to explore how we might offer a festival next summer. In the meantime, we are keeping in touch with our musicians who are proving to be incredibly inspiring as they explore avenues to keep their spirits as well as their music alive and accessible. For this issue, […]

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New Album From Konstantin Bozhinov

Premiered at the Quadra Island Festival of Chamber Music Celtic folk music is a major part of my life, heart, and soul. Its haunting melodies, simplicity, and strong rhythmic drive continue to inspire me and give me direction. The beautiful tunes on this recording are among the first I ever learned, arranged, and performed. These […]

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