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Season Finale: All Beethoven
DateAugust 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
VenueSt. Mark’s Church
Tickets Starting At$50 + HST
$15 + HST
Reception to follow the concert
Season Finale: All Beethoven
Come celebrate with us at our Season Finale and Closing Reception. In anticipation of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary next year, we will present an All Beethoven program. Performed by Canada Council Instrument Bank Competition winners Bora Kim, violin, and Cameron Crozman, cello, along with violist Ivan Ivanovich, the concert will feature French cellist Damien Ventula, pianist Victoria Kogan, and violinist Atis Bankas in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto accompanied by members of the CamerAtis ensemble.
Tickets start at $50 + taxes and fees (Reception +$15) order early for the best price!
Bora Kim made her acclaimed soloist debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall in 2009. She has since performed at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Centre for the Arts, and the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, as well as in the Holland Music Sessions, with pianist Emanuel Ax at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. Kim performs on a 1747 Palmason Januarius Gagliano violin on loan from the Canada Council instrument bank.
Described by the Scene magazine as a “musical force to be reckoned with,” Cameron Crozman is quickly being hailed as one of Canada’s leading young cellists. Playing on the ca. 1696 “Bonjour” Stradivarius cello, Crozman’ s performing engagements have taken him to such prestigious venues as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Paris Philharmonie, and Canada’s National Arts Centre.
Ivan Ivanovich, has performed with the Canadian Opera Company, the National Arts Centre, National Ballet, Esprit, and Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestras. Active as a chamber musician, he has performed many recitals with the Sonora String Quartet under the mentorship of the former Orford Quartet violist Terrence Helmer.
Damien Ventula is acclaimed for his great sensitivity and temperament in his performance. He recently premiered in Paris, Wagram Hall, with Charles Chaynes’ cello Concerto with the Orchestra Column, under the direction of Laurent Petitgirard.
Victoria Kogan – Russian born Victoria Kogan is one of the most significant pianists of our time. Praised as “a pianist of great talent, having extraordinary skills and boundless musicality,” Ms. Kogan has won numerous competitions and performed in concert halls around the world. Her two recent recordings featuring Beethoven Piano Concertos, released under the Art Classic Company label, have received critical acclaim. More information at http://vkk.artspolonia.com/
Atis Bankas – ATIS BANKAS, FOUNDER and ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MUSIC NIAGARA FESTIVAL. Lithuanian-born Canadian violinist Atis Bankas has performed as a soloist and with major orchestras all over the world. He is a long standing member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as well as first violinist of the Gould String Quartet, member of the Potsdam Trio, and leader of Ensemble CamerAtis. He is an avid leader in Chamber music collaboration with celebrated pianists including Andre Laplante, Stewart Goodyear, Robert Silverman, to name just a few. Mr. Bankas also finds himself dedicatee of numerous new works by composers such as Gary Kulesha, Dimitriy Varelas and Mikhail Bronner. On the faculty of The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory of Music since 1982, and the teacher of master classes worldwide, he has received numerous awards for his extraordinary dedication and achievement as a teacher, including the Barenreiter Prize, Carnegie Hall’s American Protege and Enkor competition awards. His teaching continues with the creation of the Music Niagara Performance Academy, which has been instrumental in the development of the young virtuosos. Atis Bankas has been inducted into the International Knightly Order of St. George, holds an Honorary Doctor of Arts by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Education and the Academy of Fine Arts, and received the prestigious 2017 Spirit of Niagara Christopher Newton Award for Extraordinary Vision in Business.