George Essihos remembered as piano mentor

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April 4th, 2017 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Jazz pianist and teacher George Essihos.   Photograph By Submitted George Essihos blazed a singular path through the Victoria jazz community during nearly 60 years of maverick teaching and performance, which earned the celebrated pianist a reputation as one of the best in the business on both fronts. Essihos died Wednesday at Victoria General Hospital, from […]

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Flute Masterclass with Susan Hoeppner October 15 2016

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October 23rd, 2016 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

On Saturday, October 15th, we were delighted to welcome back international flute soloist Susan Hoeppner for a flute masterclass featuring VCM students Hyein Ji, Thomas Law, Thomas Bauer and Tina Webber.  We were treated to wonderful performances of Sonata for flute and piano by Taktakishvili, Concerto in G Major by Mozart, Concerto for flute (violin) by Khachaturian, and Sixième solo […]

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VCM Alum Kelsey Wheatley is Double Medal Winner

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July 4th, 2016 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

Double-medal winning Kelsey Wheatley There are many exciting and successful paths our Post Secondary students can follow and we enjoy sharing in their individual journeys and achievements. Recently one of our very talented alum Kelsey Wheatley accomplished something very rare and that was winning both the Victoria Medal, which is awarded to the student with […]

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Collegium String Students Sweep the Provincials

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June 6th, 2016 | VCM News, VCM Student/Alumni News

These are such inspiring posts to publish because they celebrate the exceptional results achieved and the incredible work put in by our Collegium students at the Provincial Competition. This year the competition was held in Fort St. John. With accompanist Elfi Gleusteen, they were notable at the Festival for their winning streak and their team […]

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Noctis Quartet wins Silver Medal at Fischoff Competition

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May 24th, 2016 | VCM Student/Alumni News

When hard work and incredible talent come together great things can happen. The Fischoff competition is the largest chamber music competition in North America.  Groups accepted into this year’s prestigious competition came from 19 countries.  Of the 70 groups that applied, 25 were accepted to the quarterfinals. That number was further reduced to 12 for […]

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