Outreach

Baroque Workshop with the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra

with the Victoria Baroque Players,
directed by Steven Devine.
Music by Purcell and Blow

Devine and the members of VBP will instruct the GVYO in Baroque performance.

Monday May 22nd 1:15-3:15pm
Informal performance at 3:30pm

Church of St John the Divine
1611 Quadra Street

 Auditors welcome!

Free entry –Donations welcome

 

‘The Art of Continuo Playing’
Harpsichord Workshop & Masterclass

with Steven Devine

Tuesday May 23rd 11am-1pm
Church of St John the Divine

1611 Quadra Street

British harpsichord master Steven Devine sheds light on the art of continuo playing.
Relevant to any musician–student, professional, amateur, keyboardist, singer, or instrumentalist–yearning to learn more about this key ingredient of all Baroque music.
If you are interested in playing harpsichord in the masterclass, please contact info@victoria-baroque.com Pianists or organists without previous harpsichord experience are also welcome to apply.
 
Auditors welcome!
FREE entry–Donations welcome

Steven Devine – Biography
Steven Devine enjoys a busy career as a music director and keyboard player working with some of the finest musicians.
Since 2007 Steven has been the harpsichordist with London Baroque in addition to his position as Co-Principal keyboard player with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He is also the principal keyboard player for The Gonzaga Band, Apollo and Pan, The Classical Opera Company and performs regularly with many other groups around Europe. He has recorded over thirty discs with other artists and ensembles and made six solo recordings. His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations (Chandos Records) has been received critical acclaim – including Gramophone magazine describing it as “among the best”. Volumes 1 and 2 of the complete harpsichord works of Rameau (Resonus) have both received five-star reviews from BBC Music Magazine and Steven’s new recording of Bach’s Italian Concerto has been voted Classic FM’s Connoisseur’s choice. He made his London conducting debut in 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall and is now a regular performer there – including making his Proms directing debut in August 2007 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. He has conducted the Mozart Festival Orchestra in every major concert hall in the UK and also across Switzerland. Steven is Music Director for New Chamber Opera in Oxford and with them has performed repertoire from Cavalli to Rossini. For the Dartington Festival Opera he has conducted Handel’s Orlando and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. From 2016 Steven will be Curator of Early Music for the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and will complete his complete Rameau solo recording for Resonus Classics.