Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival 2013

The festival 2014 will be announced soon! Meanwhile, check what we did last summer, enjoy!

Festival 2013

A Sunny Start
Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 7:00pm

Faure: Sonata in A Major
Villa-Lobos: Suite for Soprano and Violin
Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major

Dorothea Hayley, soprano
Paolo Bortolussi, flute
Mana Shiraishi, violin
Martin Karlicek, piano
Manuel Laufer, piano

Mallet Madness!
Friday, Aug. 16th at 7:00pm

Harrison: First Flute Concerto
Cage: Forever and Sunsmell
Rzewski: To the Earth
Reiche: Humming
Zivkovic: Pezzo da Concerto no. 1 
Aperghis: Recitations
Foss: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Featuring Special Guests:
Daniel Tones, percussion
Timothy Van Cleave, percussion

Dorothea Hayley, soprano
Paolo Bortolussi, flute
Manuel Laufer, piano

Wherever I Wander
Wednesday, Aug. 21st at 7:00pm

Hummel: Adagio, Variations and Rondo on a Russian Theme
Corigliano: Three Irish Folk Songs
Brahms: Zigeunerlieder
Ravel: Tzigane
Dvorak: Trio no. 3 in f minor

Dorothea Hayley, soprano
Paolo Bortolussi, flute
Mana Shiraishi, violin
Marina Hasselberg, cello
Martin Karlicek, piano
Alejandro Ochoa, piano

The Archduke and Friends
Saturday, August 24th at 2:00pm

Britten: Gemini Variations
Schubert: Fantasy in f minor
Beethoven: Archduke Trio

Paolo Bortolussi, flute
Mana Shiraishi, violin
Marina Hasselberg, cello
Martin Karlicek, piano
Manuel Laufer, piano
Alejandro Ochoa, piano

Find all about our artists in the Artists Page .

Discover the excitement of chamber music!

The Blueridge Chamber Music Workshop 2014 takes place August 11th to 22nd
Classes run Monday-Friday from 9:30 until 3:00

Join us for a fun, challenging, action-packed two weeks of rehearsals, coachings and masterclasses!

Who?  All instrumentalists and singers aged 10-19 are welcome!

What?  Blueridge offers:

  • Dynamic international faculty
  • Very small student-teacher ratio
  • Focus on both solo and chamber music
  • Fun and innovative theory, history and new music classes
  • Serious music making in a fun and relaxed atmosphere
  • Intensive schedule for maximum inspiration!

Where? All events take place at the charming Mount Seymour United Church in North Vancouver.

Concerts: All students will be featured in the gala final concert.

A typical day at Blueridge

9:30-10:00    Movement Class
10:00-10:45    Ensemble Rehearsal
10:45-11:30    Ensemble Coaching
11:30-12:00    Private Lesson
12:00- 1:00     Lunch (with soccer!)
1:00-  1:45    Ensemble Coaching
1:45-  3:00    Performance Masterclass


Application deadline: June 1st, 2014

Intermediate and advanced musicians (singers and all instruments) are welcome to apply!

How to apply?

  1. Please complete the online application form or send us the completed pamphlet (find them below).
  2. Send us a non-refundable $100 tuition deposit. Cheques should be made out to “Blueridge Chamber Music Productions” .
  3. If we haven’t heard you before, we require a very informal audition. You may either send us a short recording of a performance or contact us to arrange a live audition.

Participants will be assigned to chamber groups based on performance level and experience. 

Pre-formed groups are encouraged to attend!
Please send individual applications and indicate on the form that you would like to play together.

The tuition fee for the two-week program is $700.

Scholarships are available for students in financial need. Please include a brief letter of request if you wish to be considered for a scholarship.