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Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 | 10:00 am
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  • Virtually VRS - YCAT series

The VRS has joined forces with Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) to present a new series of four online concerts, highlighting some of the extraordinary young artists they’ve represented and nurtured.

These performances are possible because of the generous support of friends like you. Artists and organizations all around the world have been hard hit by the impacts of COVID-19, and online presentations like these provide vital opportunities for musicians to continue to make a living, share their craft, and delight audiences. The VRS takes great pride in presenting outstanding emerging artists, and we rely on the support of our wonderful patrons to help to keep the music playing, both online and in the concert hall.  If you’d like to support the VRS by making a tax-deductible donation, you can do so by clicking the button below, or you can mail your gift to our office (201 – 513 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 2V1). Donations over $10 are eligible for a charitable receipt. Thank you; your faith in us means the world!




Since winning 1st Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, Benjamin Baker has established a strong international presence. Described by the New York Times as bringing ‘virtuosity, refinement and youthful exuberance’ to his debut at Merkin Concert Hall, he is much sought after as soloist and chamber musician.

Selected as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2019, Timothy Ridout is one of the most sought after violists of his generation. With recent awards including the inaugural Sir Jeffrey Tate Prize in Hamburg and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Timothy has confirmed his position at the forefront of young European soloists. He has been a BBC New Generation Artist since 2019 and will join the Bowers Program of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in 2021.


MOZART: Duo for violin and viola in G, K.423
SIBELIUS: Duo for violin and viola in C, JS 66
MARTINU: Three Madrigals for violin and viola, Op. H.313 (1947) 
HALVORSEN: Sarabande con variazione (on a theme of Handel) 


Other concerts in this series:
Ariel Lanyi, piano
Tabea Debus, recorder and Toby Carr, lute
Ema Nikolovska, mezzo-soprano and Jonathan Ware, piano







Generously supported by:

The Estate of Edwina and Paul Heller





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