Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

October 09, 2007 07:00 ET

Via Salzburg: Toronto's Premier Chamber Music Series Presents "Conversations" Featuring Yuval Fichman, Piano

GLENN GOULD STUDIO 250 Front Street West, Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2007) - On Thursday October 11 and Friday October 12, 2007 at 8:00pm, Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra is joined by brilliant pianist Yuval Fichman to celebrate the opening of the new season. The programme includes solo, chamber as well as concerto repertoire.


- Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44

- Weinzweig Elan from Three Pieces for piano (for Larry Weinstein)

- Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole

- Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Born in Israel, Yuval Fichman has lived in Canada since the age of two. At 16, he graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he received the Gold Medal. He continued to study in Canada and in England with teachers such as Leon Fleisher, Fanny Waterman, Patricia Parr and Anton Kuerti. Yuval won First Prize at the Montreal Symphony Competition and the Grand Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. He has performed as a soloist with all the major orchestras in Canada, and many orchestras in the United States. He was guest soloist with the Montreal Symphony on its 50th anniversary European tour as well as with the Vancouver Symphony on a tour of Japan. He has also performed for several Movie sound tracks including Don McKellar's Last Night (music by Oscar winning composer Howard Shore), Francois Girard's 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould and Larry Weinstein's Beethoven's Hair. In addition, Yuval Fichman has recorded a CD with cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Kabuki artist Tamasaburo Bando.

The Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra was created in 1999 by Artistic Director, violinist Mayumi Seiler, with the mission of presenting high caliber chamber music concerts with an emphasis on strings. The ensemble performs without a conductor and is led from the front desk by Ms. Seiler. The orchestra boasts some of Toronto's top professional musicians and the best young talent in a group that plays to consistent critical acclaim. The Globe and Mail has hailed the Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra as an "elite band of string players, that performs with passion and dedication," while The Toronto Star has lauded its "ebullience and glowing tone." This dynamic and virtuosic chamber orchestra is comfortable in any repertoire. Each piece and every performance reflects the attention to detail and energy that is the signature of this group. Via Salzburg is very proud to have Series Sponsor Acura.

Tickets: Adults - $50, Seniors - $45, Students - $20

To Order: Call (416) 205-5555, Online

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Via Salzburg
    Sharon Hudson, Executive Director
    (416) 972-9193
    Via Salzburg, P.O. Box 1116
    TDC Postal Station
    77 King Street West
    Toronto, Ontario M5K 1P2