The BC Fiddle Orchestra (BCFO) began with a small group of talented and enthusiastic young violinists from Daniel Lapp’s studio. The first performance, in 1994, was at the Opening Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games. Dozens of young fiddlers, many of whom are now professional musicians, learned the art of fiddling during their apprenticeship with the BCFO which exposes students to styles and genres from around the world.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the BC Fiddle Orchestra, Daniel Lapp and the Victoria Conservatory of Music launched an exciting new three year project that gives teens an opportunity to join a new province wide Fiddle Ensemble. Each year 10 teens from across BC, who under Daniel’s direction, will be taught a variety of fiddle tunes from BC and around the world.
This month, the group gathers together for the annual Grande Fiddle Camp which includes four full days of intensive workshops, lessons and masterclasses with master fiddler Daniel Lapp and guest artists. One of the highlights of the camp is for participants to join the BC Fiddle Orchestra for a live performance in Vancouver Island’s world renowned Butchart Gardens.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this emerging talent! Make sure to catch one of these performances in August!
BC Fiddle Orchestra and the 25th Anniversary Project Fiddle Ensemble
• August 22- Butchart Gardens