Emily Carr String Quartet, Music InsideOUT: Mozart

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Emily Carr String Quartet, Music InsideOUT: Mozart

Join the Emily Carr String Quartet, clarinetist, Camilo Aybar and host Robert Holliston as they explore Mozart's Clarinet Quintet.

By Emily Carr String Quartet Society

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT


Chief and Petty Officers' Mess 1575 Lyall Street Victoria, BC V9A 7N2 Canada

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Emily Carr String Quartet Society is proud to present Music InsideOUT: Mozart

Investigate Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a morning of music and insight into the lyrical writing of his highly revered chamber music for string quartet and clarinet.

Tea, coffee, and sundries will be served followed by discussion, analysis, and a full performance of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581, "Stadler."

This concert will feature a talented artist from the ECSQ's fifth annual Young Artist Mentorship Program, clarinetist, Camilo Aybar, host, Robert Holliston and the Emily Carr String Quartet.

Camilo Aybar began studying clarinet at the Victoria Conservatory in January 2018 under Dr. Jack Edwards’ instruction, after picking up the instrument in middle school band because of encouragement from the band director, Jennifer Kelly. He is currently studying under the instruction of Patricia Kostek, and is a member of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra and the Young Artist’s Collegium program. He finds the experience of performing in ensembles, large and small, with other young musicians to be highly powerful and rewarding. In his free time, Camilo also enjoys musical composition, as the emotions that can be expressed and evoked through music far exceeds the capabilities of language. Camilo, being a relatively shy person, turns to music composition to depict his experiences and release his bottled-up emotions in a manner that he finds deeply fulfilling and satisfying.

Robert Holliston, an accomplished accompanist and chamber player, has performed throughout Canada, the USA, England, New Zealand, and has been heard frequently on CBC-Radio. A popular public speaker, Robert has given pre-performance lectures for Pacific Opera Victoria since 1993 and is POV’s Principal Coach. Robert is currently Head of Keyboard at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where he also teaches piano and music history, and acts as vocal coach. Robert was a founding director of the VCM Opera Studio.

The Emily Carr String Quartet has established itself as one of BC's finest music ensembles. Formed in 2006 by members of the Victoria Symphony and Aventa Ensemble in Victoria BC, the Emily Carr String Quartet has performed in Canada, the USA and Europe. They have collaborated with artists such as Jamie Parker, Arthur Rowe, the Alcan Quartet, the Tin Alley Quartet and the Lafayette String Quartet. The quartet has also done much to honour the local painter for whom it is named. They perform works that pay homage to her, such as Jean Coulthard’s Pines of Emily Carr, and have incorporated her writings into many concerts. The ECSQ is also devoted to contemporary music, and has commissioned works from Canadian composers Tobin Stokes, Jocelyn Morlock, Jared Miller and Jennifer Butler, all inspired by Emily Carr's life work. The ECSQ has been featured on CBC radio's "North by Northwest" and their CD "Hidden Treasure" was nominated for the 2012 classical recording of the year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.

This concert is wheelchair accessible.



About the organizer

The Emily Carr String Quartet Society was formed on April 16, 2012 with the mandate to support the Emily Carr String Quartet in the promotion, performance, education and recording of the string quartet repertoire from classical to contemporary. The ECSQ Society also provides assistance with the commissioning of new Canadian compositions and collaborations with distinguished artists.