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Joshua joined Sarah Jo in the Diamond Lane to talk all things Agassiz Festival celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and serving up some of the most brilliant chamber music from the Baroque to the Contemporary. Missed it? Watch the video here!

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Joshua Peters is currently the 2nd Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Peters is the First Prize Winner of the 2015 Eckhardt-Gramatté Music Competition, the First Prize Winner of the 2014 WMC Doris McClellan Competition, two Sylva Gelber Foundation Awards, and the 2015 Golden Violin Award from McGill University.

Particularly drawn to the performance of chamber music, Peters has collaborated with many renowned musicians including Menahem Pressler, Kim Kashkashian, André LaPlante, Steven Dann, and members of the Emerson, Concord, St. Lawrence, Guarneri and Pacifica quartets. He has also studied with members of the Alban Berg, Guarneri, Cleveland, Juilliard, Kronos, Miró, and Takács String Quartets. As a soloist, he has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions as well as the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal.

This week, he's back home in Winnipeg as an integral part of this year's Agassiz Festival. Joining an all-star roster on the Festival's opening night program, Joshua is also hosting pre-concert "FANFARES" Saturday and Monday evenings, sitting at the Sunday morning Round-Table discussion at McNally Robinson Booksellers, and performing works for violin and piano by Richard Strauss and Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic on Tuesday night.


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