2013 Summer Day Camp
Register by April 22
Ottawa Suzuki Strings wishes to invite Ottawa-area intermediate and advanced violin and viola students (ages 10 – 18) who wish participate - to apply to perform in the upcoming Ottawa Suzuki Strings Masterclass Series.
A Masterclass is both a concert and a public lesson. The student performs a polished piece with an accompanist, then the masterclass teacher will work with that student on stage. A masterclass being "open to the public" is an invitation for you to come and watch. Thus, this is not the same as being selected to perform through the application process. Everyone is welcome to come as an audience member.
It is extremely rare that these types of classes are open for intermediate students to apply. Intermediate in this case means at the end of Suzuki Bk5 or above. If you have questions about your eligibility to apply please consult your private teacher.
For the audience, the series is free and open to the public. Click here for details.
Note: New Application Deadline - April 5, 2013
Sara along with 5 other OSS students (not seen), Dominic, Natara, Skylar, Rhiannon, and Amanda, all attended Trish Barclay's workshop with Natalie MacMaster at the N.A.C.
Jennifer Duke's Book 1 Group Class entertains concert goers during intermission at the NAC.
The JPG performed for students at St Andrew School (am).
An afternoon stroll through the back woods of Carleton Lodge.
The JPG performed for senior's at the Carlton Lodge (pm)
message from Tony Clunis:
Me and the girls were at the Pembroke Olde Time Dance and Fiddle Contest
and here is a blurb published in -The News- Thursday, September 2, 2010.
-When you are buying it, it's a fiddle. When you are selling it, it's a
-What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle? About $10,000.
-The difference is in the nut that holds the bow.
-The violin sings, the fiddle dances.
-A fiddle is a violin with attitude.
-No one cries when they spill beer on a fiddle. (my favourite)
-The difference between a violinist and a fiddle player is $100 a night,
and a tux.
-A violin is caried in a violin case, a fiddle is carried in a gunny-sack.
Laurent C. Judith Ginsburg, Rosemarie Klimasko, Maria-Sophia P.
Laurent C. and Maria-Sophia P., two violin members of the OSS Performance Group, Stellae Boreales,
were chosen by the Gryphon Trio, through audition, to perform at the prestigious "RISING STARS" Concert
held at St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts on July 24th. 2010.
Maria Sophia played a lovely, graceful reading of "Liebeslied" by Kreisler and and Laurent gave a technically
dazzling, superb performance of the "Caprice Basque" by Sarasate. Their accompanist, Judith Ginsburg again
joined these two young artists, after the intermission, in a beautiful, sentimental reading of the" Romance" for two
violins from "The Gadfly" by Shostakovich.
Violin teachers Elaine Klimasko (Laurent) and Rosemarie Klimasko (Maria-Sophia) are extremely proud of the
"personal excellence" achieved by their two students.
All participants in the RISING STARS Concert take a final bow.
Congratulation to all these fine young artists!
C.M.and dad, Paul often arrive at a lesson at Rosemarie's place, using this two wheel mode of transportation.