The Rosamunde Summer Academy and Festival is a cultivation and celebration of stellar string playing and musicianship.  



The academy – considered to be Canada's premier string intensive – features a talented roster of local musicians plus distinguished guest faculty to mentor the next generation of players. The festival component provides both students and teachers the opportunity to take the stage and share their artistry with an audience.  

In the first of the faculty concerts, Rosamunde presents the world premiere of Karen Sunabacka’s “Jack the Fiddler.”  

Inspired by her grandfather, the work was written in collaboration with her mother, librettist Joyce Clousten, and explores the ideas of family, tradition, and music-making.  

Rosamunde's co-founder and artistic director, violinist Elation Pauls and JUNO-award winning pianist Will Bonness premiere the work alongside Sunabacka, who serves as narrator.  

The performance takes place in Canadian Mennonite University’s Laudamus Auditorium (500 Shaftesbury Blvd.) on Tuesday, August 22, beginning at 7 pm.  

Also on the program: Haydn’s String Quartet no. 53 in D Major “The Lark” and Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major. 

The following night, the second of the faculty concerts takes place – same time, same place – and features more music of Schumann, plus Schubert’s “Cello Quintet” and music by the late Jocelyn Morlock.  

Tickets are $25/concert in advance or $30 at the door. for tickets and more details!  

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