Max Francis: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Max Francis Spark to Flame Student Showcase
March 7th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published March 7, 2022   Meet Max Francis! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Max Francis is a 10-year old homeschooled student who is equally at home playing fiddle tunes and classical repertoire. He has won numerous national and international fiddle contests and was recently featured in the Canadian Grand […]

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Elana Lin: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Elana Lin Spark to Flame
March 2nd, 2022 | For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published March 2, 2022 Meet Elana Lin! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Elana started playing violin at the age of 7 and is in Grade 10 at Mount Doug Secondary School. She is in her second year of studying with Simon MacDonald and have previously worked with Tatiana Kostour and […]

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Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Tasmin Carlow Ujiie Spark to Flame
February 28th, 2022 | For the Love of Music, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 28, 2022   Meet Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Tasmin started playing the cello with Ms Judith Fraser at the Vancouver Academy of Music at the age of five. Shortly after, Ms Fraser and Ms Nicki Steida introduced her to chamber music, and Tasmin discovered her love for the […]

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Alex Chernata: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Alex Chernata Spark to Flame Clarinet
February 17th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, Uncategorized, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 17, 2022   Meet Alex Chernata! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase!   Alex Chernata was born in Cherepovets, Russia and migrated to Canada in 2005. His studies on the clarinet began shortly after.  Currently enrolled in the performance program at the University of Victoria, his […]

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Amy Chen: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Amy Chen Spark to Flame Piano
February 16th, 2022 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, For the Love of Music, Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Published February 16, 2022 Meet Amy Chen! One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase! Amy is 13 years old and has been studying piano with Ingrid Henderson at the Victoria Conservatory of Music since the age of 8. Amy has won numerous awards in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival including […]

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2022 Spark to Flame Student Performers Announced

December 15th, 2021 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series

Published December 15, 2021   We’re excited to share the 2022 Spark to Flame student performers have been announced! Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to perform at this special event: • Eu-Rway Chew (piano) • Amy Chen (piano) • Alex Chernata (clarinet) • Chloe Williams (flute) • Tasmin Carlow-Ujiie (cello) • […]

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Camilo Aybar: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Camilo Aybar
March 4th, 2021 | Alix Goolden Performance Hall, VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Camilo Aybar! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase! Camilo Aybar began studying clarinet at the VCM 3 years ago under Dr. Jack Edwards’ instruction, after picking up the instrument in middle school band because of the encouragement from the band director, Jennifer Kelly. Today, he dedicates […]

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Charlie Dutton: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Charlie Dutton
March 2nd, 2021 | VCM News, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Charlie Dutton! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Charlie Dutton is a first year postsecondary student studying music performance at Camosun College. He began studying piano in Edmonton at age 7, then moved to Victoria in 2013 and began studying piano with Roger Buksa at the Victoria […]

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Lexie Krakowski: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Lexie Krakowski
February 25th, 2021 | Uncategorized, VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Lexie Krakowski! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Lexie Jana Krakowski has been a student at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for eleven years. Studying the cello, she is currently a student of Brian Yoon, having previously worked with Paula Kiffner and Karen Whyte. Lexie […]

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Galen Boulanger: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase
February 23rd, 2021 | VCM Presents - Conservatory Concert Series, VCM Student/Alumni News

Meet Galen Boulanger! One of the student performers at the 2021 Spark to Flame Online Student Showcase!   Having recently completed a double degree in classical voice performance and honours biology at the University of Ottawa, Galen Boulanger is a baritone who is currently studying with Nancy Argenta at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Originally from […]

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