March 21 -25, 2022 – Spring Break Baroque Strings Camp
A unique and exciting opportunity for advanced middle and high school string students to be immersed in baroque performance style in a chamber-ensemble setting.
The Camp is led by Victoria Baroque violinist and string teacher, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith. Students will receive daily coaching and work on baroque style, exploring a variety of baroque ensemble repertoire, and developing ensemble skills.
Students will also have the option to play in a solo master class and perform a baroque solo piece in the final concert if they wish. Daily sessions will take place between 10 and 3. All sessions will take place at the spacious Church of St John the Divine with an ample space for physical distancing.
This Program was generously supported by the Hamber Foundation.
July 12 to 17, 2021 – Summer Baroque Intensive Programme
Offered in partnership with the Victoria Baroque, Early Music Vancouver, and Victoria Conservatory of Music this was
An intensive training program in period instrument performance, led by members of the Victoria Baroque and Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
March 15th-19th 2021 – Spring Break Strings Camp
Victoria Baroque’s Spring Break Strings Camp took place March 15th-19th 2021. Led by Victoria Baroque violinist and string teacher, Elyssa Lefurgey-Smith, the students worked on baroque performance style, exploring a variety of baroque ensemble repertoire, and developing ensemble skills. This program was for middle and high-school aged string students.
Stay tuned for plans for Spring Break Strings Camp in 2022!
January 7, 2020 – Master Class With Kati Debretzeni
String Masterclass with Kati Debretzeni at University of Victoria School of Music.
July 2019 and 2020 – Baroque Summer Academy
An intensive training program in period instrument performance.
January 2019 – Workshop and School Concert
January 12, 2019
Baroque Orchestra Workshop for String Players on Purcell’s Chacony with Steven Devine.
January 15, 2019
Educational Concert on Handel’s Apollo e Dafne for students of the Central Middle School.
July 2018 – Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Academy Oratorio Program Concerts
An immersion in period instrument performance for intermediate and advanced instrumentalists and teachers.
May 14, 2019 – Baroque Trumpet Masterclass and Workshop with Simon Munday
Masterclass held at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria.
Masterclass and Workshop with Kati Debretzeni
January 12, 2018 – Victoria Conservatory of Music, Wood Hall
String Masterclass with Kati Debretzeni
January 13, 2018 – Church of St John the Divine
Kati Debretzeni held a String Workshop and worked with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra on Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite.