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Post requested by Abigail Reisner, Communications Assistant, Ottawa Chamber Music Society.


Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 to audition amateur chamber ensembles

OTTAWA, JANUARY 30, 2012 – Ottawa Chamberfest today announced the ACE (Amateur Chamber Ensemble) Workshop, to be officially launched at the 2012 edition of the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival. ACE is a comprehensive learning experience for serious recreational musicians in preformed string, piano, wind, or brass ensembles. It will be offered as two five-day sessions during Ottawa Chamberfest 2012 (July 26 to August 9).

The workshop is open to adults, with a limit of three ensembles per session. Tuition is $600 and includes practice space at the University of Ottawa; one daily 90-minute coaching session; one group masterclass with a visiting festival artist; and seven-day passes to Ottawa Chamberfest 2012. Coaches are Roman Borys and Jamie Parker of the Juno® Award-winning Gryphon Trio, Cecilia String Quartet, Penderecki String Quartet, Afiara String Quartet, Eybler Quartet (early music), and Pentaèdre Wind Quintet.

Ottawa Chamberfest presents the ACE Workshop as part of its audience engagement mandate. Application deadline is March 1, 2012. A digital brochure and downloadable application form are available at www.OttawaChamberfest.com/upcoming-features/ace.


Roman Borys, Artistic Director: “We’ve been planning ACE for three years. We conducted a successful, unpublicized trial workshop in 2011 that culminated in an exciting performance on the last night of the summer festival. This year, ACE formally launches with positions for up to six amateur ensembles, in what promises to be one of the landmark events of Ottawa Chamberfest 2012.”


Founded in 1994, Ottawa Chamberfest brings together the boldest names in ensemble and solo performance for two weeks of musical celebration in the nation’s capital. The world’s largest festival of its kind, Ottawa Chamberfest is a Festivals and Events Ontario “Festival of Distinction,” and winner of seven Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for the Arts.


James Whittall

Director of Marketing and Communications

Ottawa Chamber Music Society

T: 613-234-8008 x243

E: media@chamberfest.com


Abigail Reisner

Communications Assistant

Ottawa Chamber Music Society

4 Florence Street Suite 201
Ottawa ON K2P 0W7
T: 613.234.8008
F: 613.234.7692
E: [areisner@chamberfest.com]

W: www.OttawaChamberfest.com

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