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The Agassiz Chamber Music Festival starts today! (Friday June 9th - Friday June 16th) Paul Marleyn stopped by the Classic 107 studio to tell give Morning Light host Michael Wolch a sneak peak of this year's event! Missed it? Watch the video here!

The Agassiz Chamber Music Festival was founded by cellist Paul Marleyn, the Festival’s Artistic Director in collaboration with the University of Manitoba School of Music PaulMarleyn2017AgassizFestivalAgassiz Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director and cellist Paul Marleyn performing in the Classic 107 studio.(now The Desautel Faculty of Music) in June 1999. The Festival is named after Lake Agassiz, the ancient and vast lake that covered large parts of Manitoba as well as parts of Alberta, Wisconsin, North Dakota and Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Paul Marleyn’s vision for the Festival is to provide concerts of an international level in what was once part of Lake Agassiz - in the very centre of the Canada i.e. Winnipeg. The Festival considers it a great privilege to invite internationally acclaimed artists to perform and share their artistry and passion with Manitoba artists and audiences. The Festival has built a stellar reputation for chamber music initiatives in Manitoba.


This year's featured artists include:

Andrew Barnwell, Piano (Boston)
Martin Beaver, Violin (Los Angeles)
T. Patrick Carrabré, Composer (Brandon)
Darryl Friesen, Piano (Winnipeg)
David Harding, Viola (Pittsburgh)
Madeline Hildebrand, Piano (Winnipeg)
Meredith Johnson, Double Bass (Winnipeg)
Jessica Linnebach, Violin (Ottawa)
Paul Marleyn, Cello (Ottawa)
Lorna McGhee, Flute (Pittsburgh)
Graham Oppenheimer, Viola (UK)
Elation Pauls, Violin (Winnipeg)
Joshua Peters, Violin (Winnipeg)
Andrea Ratuski, Host (Winnipeg)
Martin Roscoe, Piano (UK)
Karl Stobbe, Violin (Winnipeg)
Leanne Zacharias, Cello (Brandon)

Emerging Artist
Emily Rekrut-Pressey, Viola (Winnipeg)


Tickets are available here!