Musical Chairs, a chamber music festival at the Schulich School of Music

Interview by Alain Brunet
Genres and styles : classique / musique de chambre

Additional Information

McGill University’s Schulich School of Music presents Musical Chairs, a chamber music festival, from Friday, May 17 to Saturday, May 25, featuring 8 ensembles from music conservatories around the world, with 7 guest teachers, for a total of 37 musicians. The guest ensembles will all perform at the beginning of the week, and will then mix with Schulich students to form 21 new groups.

More specifically, the delegations come from the Norwegian Academy of Music (Norway), the Sibelius Academy (Finland), the Central Conservatory of Music (China), the Queensland Conservatory of Griffith University (Australia), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (England), the University Mozarteum of Salzburg (Austria), the USC Thornton School of Music (USA), the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Singapore).

Tenured professor and head of the Performance Department at the Schulich School, pianist Stéphane Lemelin is also artistic director of the Jeux de chaises festival. Hence this video interview with PAN M 360.

For info here

Schedule of events

The concerts

May 17, 2024 | 7:30 pm | Opening Concert / Concert d’ouverture
Redpath Hall | Free admission

May 19, 2024 | 7:30 pm | Ginastera, Schoenfeld and Clarke
Redpath Hall | Free admission

May 20, 2024 | 12:00 p.m. | Intermezzo
Tanna Schulich Hall | Free admission

May 21, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. | Mendelssohn, Bacewicz and Brahms
Tanna Schulich Hall | Free admission

May 23, 2024 | 7:30 pm | Mendelssohn, Brahms and Elgar
St-Charles Church | Free admission

May 24, 2024 | 5:00 pm | Marathon of chamber music! A musical 5 à 7 (… à 8 et demi)
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 25, 2024 | 10:00 am | Chamber Music Marathon! A musical mimosa!
Entrance hall | Free admission

May 25, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. | Closing concert
Multimedia music hall  | Free admission with reservation

Master Classes

18 May 2024 | 14:00 | Masterclass: Seth Parker Woods
Wirth Opera Studio | Free Admission

18 May 2024 | 16:00 | Masterclass: Kyoko Hashimoto
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 19, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Masterclass: Daniel de Borah
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 20, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Masterclass: Yan Lim
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 20, 2024 | 4:00 pm | Masterclass: Violaine Melançon
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 21, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Masterclass: Cibran Sierra Vazquez
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 22, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Masterclass: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch 
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 22, 2024 | 4:00 pm | Masterclass: Bjørg Lewis
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

May 23, 2024 | 2:00 pm | Masterclass: Matthew Jones
Wirth Opera Studio | Free admission

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