An exceptional professional training opportunity with Maestro Otto Tausk and members of the Grammy award winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the beautiful Chan Center for the Performing Arts.
Elizabeth Volpé Bligh will be coaching the harp students again this summer.
THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE, on the exquisite Pacific Ocean-front campus of the University of British Columbia, offers young musicians an experience and education like no other. Students are immersed in a collaborative, nurturing musical environment, mentored by musicians of the Grammy and Juno Award-winning VSO and internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Otto Tausk. At the VSOI, students participate in the Institute Orchestra, chamber music, instrumental coachings, masterclasses, and a variety of exceptional performance opportunities. Playing and learning in the breathtaking, arts-rich surroundings of the city of Vancouver, your time at the VSOI will be an unforgettable musical experience close to nature, a world-class orchestra, and outstanding young musicians from around the globe.
VSOI 2020 June 27 to July 6, 2020
Maestro Otto Tausk, conductor
Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Liszt Les préludes
Auditions open: Dec 10, 2019
Auditions close: March 11, 2020
Following the VSOI, students may extend their time in Vancouver by applying for the renowned University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra Festival, featuring an elite, intimate chamber orchestra experience, opportunities for concerto performances, and intensive study for student conductors.
The VSO Institute will welcome conducting residents to work with Maestros Tausk and Girard. Following the VSOI, conducting residents will continue to the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival.