Monday, June 10th

Classical Upper Strings - Diploma - Group A

Adjudicator: Maxime Despax

Classical Upper Strings - Diploma - 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.


Burlington East Presbyterian Church
505 Walkers Line
Burlington, On L7L 3E2

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Xinru LaiTitles:
Violin Solo No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, 2. Fuga by Johann Sebastian Bach
Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op. 21, 1st and 4th mvts. by Édouard Lalo
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:9:25 AMName:Aiden GengTitles:
Tambourin Chinois by Fritz Kreisler
Sonata in D Major, op. 12, no. 1, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:9:50 AMName:Chelsea GuTitles:
Sonata in B flat Major, K 454 , 1st and 2nd mvts. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Scherzo tarantella in G Minor, op. 16 by Henryk Wieniawski
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:10:15 AMName:Aiden MacLeanTitles:
Scherzo tarantella in G Minor, op. 16 by Henryk Wieniawski
Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K 219, 1st & 2nd mvts. by W.A. Mozart
Home Festival:Windsor-Essex
Time:10:45 AMName:Iris ShenTitles:
Concerto in E Minor, op. 64, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Felix Mendelssohn
Scherzo tarantella in G Minor, op. 16 by Henryk Wieniawski
Home Festival:Ottawa Kiwanis
Time:1:00 PMName:Sam WongTitles:
Zapateado, op. 23, no. 2 by Pablo de Sarasate
Caprice, op. 1, no. 16 by Niccolo Paganini
Home Festival:North York Live
Time:1:15 PMName:Isaac MuthTitles:
Concerto in D Major, op. 35, 1st mvt. by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, Chaconne by Johan Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Guelph

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.

4:00 PM - Diploma Upper Strings Playoff

The Diploma Upper String Playoffs will be held at Burlington East Presbyterian Church - 505 Walker's Line from 4:00 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Please note that competitors will need to travel to Burlington East Presbyterian Church for the playoffs.