Press Kit

Eine Kleine Summer Music

Chamber Music in the Country, our 31st year!

We are immensely fortunate to be able to bring artists of the absolute highest caliber to Victoria for 2018 – Laura Backstrom, Artistic Director

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Ariel Quartet (2018 Festival Performer)

“…a blazing, larger-than-life performance…” – The Washington Post

Nikki Chooi (2018 Festival Performer)

“soloist Nikki Chooi made it the musical equivalent of a book that you can’t put down” – New Zealand Herald
In Janacek’s Jenufa: “The solo violin passage [played by] Concertmaster Nikki Chooi, proved affecting and precise…” – Opera News
“vigorous, colorful” – The New York Times

Muse Ensemble (2018 Festival Performer)

‘characterised by excellent tonal coloration and first-class ensemble’ – Deryk Barker, Music in Victoria

The JCT (Junction) Trio (2018 Festival Performer)

Stefan Jackiw; “uncommon musical substance” that is “striking for its intelligence and sensitivity” – the Boston Globe.

Conrad Tao; “a musician of probing intellect and open-hearted vision” – the New York Times.

Jay Campbell; “electrifying” – the New York Times, “gentle, poignant, and deeply moving” – the Washington Post