Concert to support Collegium

VCM Alum Violinist Philip Manning returns to perform with Robert Holliston, in a concert to support Collegium.

Monday July 4, 7:30 pm in Wood Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm – Admission by donation.

Philip Manning

The VCM is very proud to welcome the return of talented violinist Philip Manning, who will perform with Robert Holliston in a concert to support Collegium.  Philip was one of the very first students to participate in the VCM’s Collegium Program, when first launched over a decade ago.   Now at age 24, and having just finished his graduate work at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music, Philip returns to Victoria, and his home town of Metchosin, to begin his new job as section violinist in the Victoria Symphony.  Philip was recently interviewed by TribLive online magazine, upon the completion of his studies in Pittsburgh – see full article HERE.

“Rarely do music students fresh out of school have the luxury to choose between simultaneous job offers from two of Canada’s top orchestras, the Victoria Symphony, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra!”, says VCM Dean Stephen Green.  “Philip has that solid foundation to his playing, that makes him a very good catch for any orchestra”.   In April Philip won section violin for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and then last month, also won the position with the Victoria Symphony.  Choosing to remain in his hometown was a natural choice, and his family and friends will be able to see him perform with the Victoria Symphony already as of July 20.  Before that however, Philip performs in two recitals, the first being at the VCM, accompanied by VCM’s Head of Keyboard and Collaborative Piano Studies, Robert Holliston.  This short 45 minute “cameo” concert is in support of the Collegium program, and will feature works by Brahms and Bloch.  Our sincere thanks go to Philip Manning and Robert Holliston for donating their performance on July 4th at the VCM, in support of the Collegium program!

Following Philip’s concert at the VCM, he performs a full-length recital with colleague and friend pianist Braden Young, on July 9 at 7:00 pm in St. Mary’s Church in Metchosin.

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