Wednesday, June 12th

Classical Upper Strings - Level 10 - Group A

Adjudicator: Maxime Despax

Classical Upper Strings - Level 10 - 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.


Brant Hills Presbyterian Church
2138 Brant Street
Burlington, On L7P 3W5

TimeNameTitlesHome Festival
Time:9:00 AMName:Sophie RyanTitles:
Concerto in G Minor, op. 26 , 1st and 2nd mvts. by Max Bruch
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BMV 1005, 3rd mvt. by Johann Sebastian Bach
Home Festival:Hamilton
Time:9:25 AMName:Caden HealeyTitles:
Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004, Sarabanda by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata in F Major (“Spring”), op. 24 BAR l, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:IMFC
Time:9:40 AMName:Brittany WangTitles:
Ciaccona in G Minor by Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Symphonie espagnole, op. 21, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Édouard Lalo
Home Festival:Peel
Time:10:15 AMName:Iris FuTitles:
Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, 1st mvt. by Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, op. 26, 2nd & 3rd mvts. by Max Bruch
Home Festival:Unionville
Time:10:45 AMName:Nicole LiuTitles:
Romanian Folk Dances, 6 by Béla Bartók
Sonata in F Major ("Spring"), op. 24, no. 5, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Chatham
Time:11:05 AMName:Avielle Spector-BlochTitles:
Concerto in G Major, K. 216, 1st & 2nd mvts. by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hoe-down by Aaron Copland
Home Festival:IMFC
Time:1:00 PMName:Aftab JamalTitles:
Concerto in G Minor, op. 26, 2nd and 3rd mvts. by Max Bruch
Nigun, from Baal Shem by Ernest Bloch
Home Festival:Kitchener-Waterloo
Time:1:30 PMName:Cruz PhamTitles:
Légende, op. 17 by Henryk Wieniawski
Sonata No. 5 in F Major, op. 24, 1st mvt. by Ludwig van Beethoven
Home Festival:Toronto
Time:1:50 PMName:Chenyu GuoTitles:
Praeludium and Allegro (in the Style of Pugnani) by Fritz Kreisler
Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K 216 , 1st & 2nd mvts. by W.A. Mozart
Home Festival:North York Live

2:30 PM - Workshop and Announcement of Winners – MANDATORY

Workshop will be held from approximately 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.

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

4:30 PM - Classical Upper Strings Level 10 Playoffs

The Level 10 Classical Upper Strings Playoffs will be held at Burlington East Presbyterian Church - 505 Walker's Line - from 4:30 pm to approximately 6:00 pm.

Playoff competitors will have to travel to Burlington East Presbyterian Church.