Canada’s Celebrated Gifted Youth Musicians Come to ArtSpring

On Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd, ArtSpring presents the 10th Annual Salt Spring Chamber Music Festival Concerts: a celebration of one of life’s noblest pursuits – chamber music featuring international guest artists and rising young artists.


Through generous bursaries and scholarships from ArtSpring sponsors, gifted string and piano artists from across Canada will join David Visentin to work directly alongside festival faculty in an immersive week of music-making that includes master classes, coaching, string orchestra and chamber music showcases… some of them taking place in such unlikely and gorgeous settings as Mount Maxwell.

Founding Festival artists, David Visentin, Kai Gleusteen, Hiroko Kagawa, Paula Kiffner and Catherine Ordronneau have been presenting ArtSpring audiences with a provocatively diverse and colourful palette of chamber music repertoire ranging over every genre and style, and have performed with such notable island personalities as Arthur Black as well as the Emily Carr String Quartet and Navitas Ensemble. In 2008, the Chamber Music Festival formally announced its creation of a weeklong chamber music festival featuring international guest artists and rising young stars.

Generously sponsored by Joan Farlinger, Country Grocer and BC Touring Council, the Chamber Music Festival presents the most fabulous music of Mozart, Korngold and others. The Young Artists Concert begins July 21st followed by the festival’s Faculty Concert, July 22nd. Both shows begin at 7:30 pm.

Tickets to The 10th Annual Chamber Music Festival are available at the ArtSpring Box Office, 100 Jackson Avenue, by phone, or online at For more information on this and other ArtSpring events, contact us at 250.537.2102, or follow us on Facebook.