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Paris Connection: Odin String Quartet featuring Victoria Kogan, piano and Atis Bankas, violin

Date

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue

St. Mark’s Church

Tickets

$45

The Toronto-based Odin String Quartet will delight audiences with a variety of French compositions sure to inspire with special appearances by renowned pianist Victoria Kogan and violinist Atis Bankas – Artistic Director of Music Niagara – in Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.

Paris Connection: odin string quartet featuring victoria kogan and atis bankas

The Toronto-based Odin String Quartet will delight audiences with a variety of French compositions sure to inspire with special appearances by renowned pianist Victoria Kogan and violinist Atis Bankas – Artistic Director of Music Niagara – in Chausson’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet.

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Performer Bio

The Odin String Quartet unites students from the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. This Quartet aims to promote modern Canadian compositions, particularly those of Samuel Bisson, alongside works of the classical music literature.

Winner of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition 2011, violinist Alex Toskov, completed his Artist Diploma from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, where he studied with Atis Bankas on violin and Steven Dann, on viola. He is a recipient of various prestigious scholarships during his years of study in Serbia, Austria, Norway and Canada and has performed with Diana Krall, and Josh Groban and at a gala concert hosted by the famous cellist YoYo Ma in Koerner Hall in Toronto. More information at http://www.alextoskovmusic.com/

Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin, is an alumna of the University of Toronto, the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. Her performances have been described as “intense and exciting” and “colourful and bold”. She serves as the concertmaster of the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra and the Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi Ensemble in Charleston, South Carolina. In Toronto, she performs with Sinfonia Toronto and is the second violinist of the Odin String Quartet. She is on faculty at the Regent Park School of Music.

Laurence Schaufele, viola, is intent on exploring the possibilities of the viola in a wide variety of genres. He is a founding member of the Odin String Quartet as well as a member of a renaissance bluegrass band, Renaissance Ramblers. A recent graduate of The Glenn Gould School he has acted as principal violist of the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and has participated in the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy.

Samuel Bisson, cello, is quickly distinguishing himself in Canada as a versatile soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. He has collaborated with artists such as Drake, Sarah Brightman and members of Barenaked Ladies. Bisson is also a composer and has had many works performed by ensembles across the country. More information at http://www.samuelbisson.ca/

Venue

St. Mark’s Church
41 Byron St.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada
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