The Conservatorio G.F. Ghedini di Cuneo in Italy and the UBC School of Music have created a music bridge. Un Ponte Musicale is an educational and cultural exchange project between our two schools. In Part 1, two of our students were selected to travel to Italy to form a quintet with students from the Cuneo conservatory for masterclasses, rehearsals and chamber music performances in the Cuneo, Piedmont and Turin areas during the Olympic games last Feburary. In part 2 of the exchange, UBC welcomes two students and a professor from Cuneo to work together with three of our UBC students to rehearse and perform in several areas of British Columbia including Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Penticton. The centrepiece of their performances will be the Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Opus 34 with the Italian duo also featured in works by Schumann and Shostakovich for cello and piano. Music Bridge Press Release
Presenting partners are: Vancouver Art Gallery’s Spotlight on UBC Series, St. John’s College, University of Victoria School of Music, Istituo Italiano di Cultura Vancouver, UBC Okanagan, Penticton Academy of Music and Penticton Children’s Showcase.
Click here to watch a quick time slide show presentation of the exchange.
UBC School of Music:
Erin James, violin
Alana Chang, violin
Chantal Lemire, viola
Conservatorio “G.F. Ghedini” di Cuneo:
Ferdinando Vietti, cello
Olga Tarasevich, piano