Friday, June 14th

Classical Upper Strings - Level 9 - Group A

Adjudicator: Maxime Despax

Classical Upper Strings - Level 9 - Group A

Canadian violist Maxime Despax is an engaged chamber and orchestral musician. Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto where he also completed a Master's degree in Viola Performance under the tutelage of Teng Li. Originally from Gatineau, Quebec, he has studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau and the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal with Emmanuel Beaudet and Jocelyne Bastien. Maxime has performed alongside many distinguished musicians such as the New Orford String Quartet, the Gryphon Trio, Rob Kapilow, Krisztina Szabó, Philip Chiu, Alex Kerr, and Yehonatan Berick. He has also performed as a soloist with the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau, as well as the Indiana University Summer String Academy Chamber

An avid chamber musician, Maxime is an active member of the Quatuor Despax, a family string quartet that tours extensively throughout Canada, as well as internationally in France, Italy, and Colombia. Furthermore, Maxime is a founding member of the Interro String Quartet, which is based in Toronto and performs in the Greater Toronto Area.
Also an active orchestral musician, Maxime is a member of the Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau and has played regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, and the National Ballet of Canada.


St. George's Anglican Church
4691 Palladium Way
Burlington, On L7M 0W9

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:10:00 AMName:Yuna NohTitles:
Concerto No. 8 in E Minor, op. 13, 1st mvt. by Pierre Rode
Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Home Festival:London
Time:10:20 AMName:Taye Koreeda-WuTitles:
Concerto No. 9 In A Minor, op.104, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Charles Auguste de Beriot
Malagueńa by Pablo de Sarasate
Home Festival:Yip's
Time:10:40 AMName:Austin LiuTitles:
Romance in F Major, op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Partita No. 3 in E Major, Gavotte en rondeau by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:11:00 AMName:James RyanTitles:
Concerto No. 9 in A Minor, op. 104, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Charles-Auguste de Beriot
Kol Nidre, op. 47 by Max Bruch
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:11:20 AMName:Millie OsborneTitles:
Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (L'estate) by Antonio Vivaldi
Mélodie, op. 42, no. 3 by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:1:20 PMName:Vera GolubitskyTitles:
Concerto no. 23 in G Major, 1st mvt. by Giovanni Battista Viotti
Mélodie, op. 42, no. 3 by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Home Festival:Guelph
Time:1:40 PMName:Sofia TorunskiTitles:
Concerto No. IX in A Minor, op. 104, 2nd and 3rd movements by Charles de Beriot
Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006, Gavotte en Rondeau by J.S. Bach
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis

2:15 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:15 pm until 3:45 pm.

Announcement of the winners and top two competitors chosen to go to the Playoffs will happen at the end of the workshop.

4:15 PM - Level 9 Classical Upper Strings Playoffs

The Level 9 Classical Upper Strings Playoffs will be held at Salvation Army (2090 Prospect St., Burlington) - from 4:15 pm to approximately 5:30 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Salvation Army.