October 1, 2023 Music on Sunday with Monica Pfau, Victor Mangas, Nancy DiNovo,
Classical with Monica Pfau, Victor Mangas and Nancy DiNovo, October 1, 2023When: Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 2:30 (Doors at 2:00 pm)
The Old Schoolhouse Arts Centre
122 Fern Road West,
Qualicum Beach, British Columbia,
The cost of the tickets is $35 + GST
Student tickets are $20 + GST.
Students must call TOSH at 250 752-6133 to get their tickets.
Performances are approx. 75 mins long with festival seating.
Monica Pfau - Piano
An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, pianist Monica Pfau has performed on a variety of stages across North America and Europe. Praised for her “tonal warmth and sensitivity”, many of her recitals have been featured on CBC's Westcoast Performance and she has recorded for the CBC Orchestra under Mario Bernardi, the National Film Board of Canada, and Australian cinema. Early honours included the Victoria Medal from UVic, the ARCT Performer's Gold Medal, and a DAAD Scholarship to the Munich Hochschule für Musik. Appointed accompanist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Monica appeared in recital with internationally renowned artists such as Janos Starker and the Fine Arts Quartet ((USA). Awarded a Master's degree in Performance, she later accepted a Doctoral Fellowship from UBC and became a faculty member of the VSO School of Music. Winning First Prize in the UBC Concerto Competition, she made her orchestral debut under Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama. Monica is currently working as a collaborative pianist at the University of Victoria.
Nancy DiNovo – Violin
A former member of the St. Louis, Toronto and Boston Symphony Orchestras and founding concertmaster of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, violinist Nancy DiNovo has performed in the world’s major concert halls on three continents, with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Sir Colin Davis, Karl Ancerl, James Levine, and Christopher Hogwood. Her playing has been described as “stunning – a superlative mix of virtuosity and earthy vigour” (Victoria Times Colonist), and “simply astonishing……her sheer joy of reveling in the music left me dazzled” (Hamilton Spectator). Performing solo and chamber music recitals in styles ranging from period instrument to contemporary, Nancy has premièred a number of works written especially for her, including the Barnes Violin Concerto with Neville Marriner on the podium. She has been concertmaster with a myriad of ensembles across Canada including the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, CBC Radio Orchestra and Pacific Opera Victoria. Nancy plays on a J.B. Guadagnini made in 1770.
Victor Mangas – Clarinet
Clarinetist Victor Mangas graduated in the spring of 2023 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from McGill University. Winner of a 2022 BC Arts Council award, he was also the 2021 recipient of the university's “Lawrence Mysak Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Woodwinds”. Victor has won scholarships to Domaine Forget and the Orford Winds (Québec), the Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra (Czech Republic), and the Interlochen Clarinet Institute (Michigan). A graduate of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, he served as Principal Clarinet of the World Youth Symphony (Michigan), the Vancouver Youth Symphony, and the Idyllwild Symphony (California). First Place winner of the Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music Competition, the Gerbrecht Woodwind Competition, and the Senior VYSO Concerto Competition, Victor has been a featured soloist with the orchestra, broadcast live on radio, and invited to perform on CBC television's Virtuose series (Québec). He has studied in France, the USA, and Canada; his teachers have included Alain Desgagné, Emil Khudyev, José Franch-Ballester, and Yehuda Gilad.