2018 is our 31st Year!

This year's Performers

We are delighted to once again present a chamber music festival featuring some of the finest musicians from around the globe.

The festival kicks off on June 10th with a performance by the Ariel String Quartet. Originally from Israel but now based in Cincinnati, these seasoned international touring musician’s concerts have been described by the Washington Post as “…blazing, larger-than-life performance…”

Violinist and Victoria’s own Nikki Chooi will once again join us for concerts on June 17th and 18th playing the Franck Violin Sonata and Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence. Nikki has just recently finished a stint as concertmaster at the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

June 24th and 25th sees the return of the highly talented Victoria quartet, the Muse Ensemble. Music directors Laura Backstrom and Lorraine Min will join Kenji Fuse and Terence Tam for music by French composer Louise Farrenc.

The festival wraps up July 1st and 2nd with concerts by three outstanding performers that have come together to form a dynamic trio; Stefan Jackiw, Conrad Tao and Jay Campbell, all highly regarded world class artists have joined forces to form the JCT (Junction) Trio. They plan to perform select pieces from Ives, Ravel and Trapani.

Two Performance Locations

First Unitarian Church of Victoria

Superior acoustics, an intimate atmosphere and a bright, modern concert facility set in the country makes this venue a favorite of ours.

First Unitarian Church of Victoria
Church & State Wines EKSM

Church & State Wines

Located very close to Butchart Gardens, this outstanding local winery is a terrific venue to enjoy chamber music in the country on a summer’s evening. Note that winery concert tickets sell out fast.