Mattina Musica returns to the Sid Williams Theatre on April 22 with Lithuanian violist Vaida Rozinskaite.
Co-presented by the Sid Williams Theatre Society and pianist Sarah Hagen, Matinee Musica is series of classical music concerts taking place on select Monday mornings. Each event begins with a pre-concert reception in the Sid lobby.
Rozinskaite and Hagen first met at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2004 and since then have performed together in both Canada and in Germany. For this concert they are presenting a program of sonatas by Schubert and Brahms as well as Hindemith’s haunting 1936 masterpiece Trauermusik.
Rozinskaite started her intensive musical career as a concert and chamber musician during her studies in the classes of Hariolf Schlichtig, Thomas Riebl and Diemut Poppen. As a member of numerous chamber music ensembles she is frequently invited to play in Europe, Canada, South America, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Her chamber music partners have included Paul Coletti, Christoph Richter, Ida Levin, Oleg Kogan, Silke Avenhaus, Nicolas Altstädt, Sayaka Shoji and Alain Trudel. She has participated in many festivals, including Open Chamber Music Fastival in Prussia Cove, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Hambacher Musikfestival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Norre Vosborg Chamber Musik Festival, Festival Musical de los Siete Lagos (Argentina), Salzburger Festspiele.
Her present commitments are the Ensemble Modern, Midt Vest Ensemble, Amici Ensemble Frankfurt, Lukas String Trio, Guoda Piano Quartet, the Orchestra of the Staatsoper, Bamberger Symphoniker and Radio-Sinfonie Orchestra Frankfurt. Rozinskaite plays a viola made by Valentinus De- Zorzi, Firenze 1887.
From the Comox Valley, Hagen has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe. As well as hosting numerous recital series in B.C., Hagen enjoys a busy and varied concert schedule as both a soloist and collaborator.
Highlights of her 2012/2013 season include a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City, a solo recital at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, and a CBC recording with Los Angeles Philharmonic concertmaster Martin Chalifour.
Hagen is delighted to announce that Mattina Musica will return in the autumn for a fourth season of classical concerts with Canadian and international guest artists.
Coffee and tea is served at 9:45 a.m. and music begins at 10:30. For more information on the Mattina Musica series and other performances, visit www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or call 250-338 2430.
— Sarah Hagen