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This concert features guest conductor, Patricio Aizaga, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Ecuador Philharmonic Orchestra. His musical selections are written by composers from the modern day Czech Republic and from Germany. Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 is a monumental work with a great sense of nationalistic pride.
Guest Artist: Samuel Milner , violin - Saskatchewan Music Festival Association Concert Competition winner
Conductor: Patricio Aizaga
Dvorak The Noon Witch
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Samuel Milner, 19, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance with Jonathan Crow at McGill University. Born in Saskatoon, he began playing violin at the age of 5, studying eleven years with Philip Kashap and two with Michael van der Sloot. During his summers, Sam has studied with artists including William van der Sloot, Masuko Ushioda, Ning Feng, Jonathan Swartz, and Mauricio Fuks, and has had master classes with Pinchas Zukerman, Joel Smirnoff, Yehonatan Berick, Regis Pasquier, and Federico Agostini. He was the winner of his age category in the Canadian Music Competition National Finals twice (2007, 2005) and the winner of the 2009 Saskatchewan Concerto Competition. He was runner-up in the 2010 McGill Classical Concerto Competition and is the recipient of the Lloyd Carr-Harris scholarship from McGill University.