Director’s Message

It is a great thrill to welcome you to the 14th annual Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival July 24-28, 2019 

This year we are inviting you on a truly diverse musical journey. Join us for a series of outstanding performances that promise to push the boundaries and expectations of chamber music, from rarely performed gems to reimagined interpretations – here’s your treat to some of the best music Manitoba has to offer!

Our host this year will be Mr. Paul Shore and he will be thrilled to introduce you to this season’s line-up of outstanding musicians which include our artistic directors pianists Alexander Tselyakov, and Daniel Tselyakov; Kerry DuWors, Violin; Michael Cain, Jazz Piano; Erick Platz, Drums; Katie Gannon, Violin; Simon Fryer, Cello; Michael Scholz, Viola; Crystal White, Double Bass; Nancy Hennen, Flute; Chris Byman, Clarinet; Sabina Rzazade, Piano; Diogo Peixoto, Jazz Guitar;and Steve Hamilton, Bass.

We are at our best when among friends, and these incredible musicians and composers who grace our stage are the best tribute to our name. As always, we count you among our circle of friends and invite you to experience our legacy of innovative, evocative programming tailored to please even the most sophisticated ears, as a result of our passion and commitment for presenting the best chamber music and musicians to a very appreciative audience.

A special thanks to our amazing team, devoted volunteers, great partners, passionate musicians, sponsors and to you all, for coming and contributing to the success of this unique Festival in Manitoba. I would like to also highlight the efforts made by Pastor Jim Vickers, Diakon Hilda Vickers and Erickson’s Lutheran Church Team with the fundraising for a new grand piano for the super acoustically Erickson Church. Moreover, we would like to extend our gratitude to the anonymous sponsor that helped with the acquisition of this grand piano. After all, there is nothing better than music to connect a community and to unite generations.

Once again, please accept my warmest welcome and best wishes for a memorable festival.

Let yourself immersed in its extraordinary atmosphere, enjoy every second and let’s make together some great memories!

Alla Turbanova, Director, Piano

 Clear Lake Chamber Music Festival


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