Chamber music fest tunes up

Chamber Music feeds the soul with its intimate sound

Quadra Island and Fanny Bay are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Discovery Islands Festival of Music from July 25 to 29. Chamber Music feeds the soul with its intimate sound. This year’s Baroque feast directed by Philip Hansen, principal cellist at the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and festival artistic director, offers a banquet of delights not only in the music department but also in the accompanying foods.

Hansen comes from a rich background of experiences that cover the globe. Hansen was twice selected to participate in the prestigious Piatigorsky Seminar for cellists, where he received masterclass instructions from Yo-Yo Ma and William Pleeth.

Joining Hansen are accomplished musicians, whose talents and resumes are extensive.

Violinist, Marc Destrubé, is artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Festival and Artistic advisor to the New York City ensemble Dorian Baroque Orchestra. His resume includes soloist, symphony director, concertmaster, recording artist, and director of Modern Baroque Operas as well as instigating innovative Aboriginal dance and music programs.

Violinist, Linda Melsted, has delighted audiences across North America, Europe and Japan. Linda’s experiences include soloist, leader of outstanding ensembles including Tafelmusik, Concerto Köln, and the New York Baroque Ensemble as well as teacher and director.  Konstantin Bozhinov is a Ph.D. student in historical musicology at UVic, as well as a professional performer on the lute, baroque guitar and theorbo.

The Discovery Islands Festival of Chamber Music includes five events over five days.

Tickets for all events available at the Heriot Bay Inn: call 250-285-3322 or 1-888-605-4545 to reserve. For more information:  www.difestival.com