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Event Archive - Critically acclaimed, Gramophone award winning violinist returns to Victoria: Victoria Baroque Players, Kati Debretzeni

Sat. January 24th 2015 St. John The Divine (All Ages)
7:30 - 10:00 doors at 7:00
Tickets at: Munro's Books, Long & McQuade - Victoria, Ivy's Books
Presented by: Victoria Baroque
Discover the artist behind the rave reviews and revel in the expressive mastery of one of the West Coast's finest early music ensembles, Victoria Baroque Players, as they present a programme full of drama, excitement, and manic energy in the historic Church of St. John the Divine.

As one of Europe’s most sought-after period violinists, Debretzeni heads up the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has recorded for numerous labels as a soloist, leader, and chamber musician. She features on two versions of Bach's Brandenburg concertos: first with the European Brandenburg Ensemble under Trevor Pinnock (Gramophone Award winner, 2008), and again with the English Baroque Soloists, directed by John Eliot Gardiner. As leader and soloist, her recent take on Vivaldi's iconic Four Seasons has been hailed by the international press as a groundbreaking record, or, simply put, "Vivaldi vivified" (The Guardian).

The Victoria Baroque Players has established itself as one of the finest Early Music ensembles in Western Canada, drawing on talent from Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle to present concerts that are informed, lively, and full of depth. Since its formation, the group has performed four seasons at its home venue, the Church of St. John the Divine in Victoria, as well as appearing as guest ensemble at numerous concerts and festivals around the Pacific Northwest. This concert builds on a flourishing artistic relationship with Kati Debretzeni, with whom the ensemble recently produced their debut album, Virtuosi of the Baroque.


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Victoria Baroque Players (Early Music)

The Victoria Baroque Players was formed with the mission of bringing high-quality performances of Baroque music to the Victoria audience, using the abundance of local skill and talent. The ensemble performs one-instrument-per-part using copies of 18th century instruments, keeping in style and timbre of the Baroque period. The musicians are well-est... more info