Chamber Music Kelowna's 2019-2020 Concert Series

40th Anniversary Season


Chamber Music Kelowna is proud to announce the appointment of violinist James Ehnes as Honourary Patron for its 40th Anniversary Season. Grammy, Gramophone and eleven-time JUNO Award –winning violinist James Ehnes is considered one of the world’s finest violinists with more than 40 recordings to his credit.

Borealis String Quartet & Arnold Draper, piano

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:30 pm

Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts

The Borealis String Quartet is known to audiences for its scintillating, beautiful playing. This quartet has a “combination of superb musicality and impressive technique”- the Winnipeg News

Kelowna’s much-loved pianist, Arnold Draper will join the quartet to perform two piano quintets


St. Lawrence String Quartet 

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:30 pm
Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts

The St. Lawrence String Quartet now celebrates its 30th Anniversary. Winner of a JUNO Award and two Grammy nominations, the quartet is in high demand.

“A rare gift for combining interpretive spontaneity and fierce musical commitment.”-New York Times  


James Ehnes, violin and Andrew Armstrong, piano

Monday, January 20, 2020, 7:30 pm
Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts

Winner of Grammy, Gramophone and JUNO Awards, James Ehnes has established himself as one of most sought-after violinists on the international stage.

James Ehnes is “A violinist in a class of his own” -The Times

Andrew Armstrong, praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, is a recording artist, soloist, chamber musician, and a long- time collaborator with James Ehnes.

“I have heard few pianists play (Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata), recorded or in concert, with such dazzling clarity and confidence” –American Record Guide


Robert DeMaine, cello and Peter Takács, piano

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7:30 pm
Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts

Praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes you hang on every note”, Robert deMaine is the Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is a highly sought after solo artist and chamber musician and a frequent guest of many of the world's premier chamber music festivals.

Pianist Peter Takács performs widely, receiving praise for his penetrating and communicative interpretations.  Robert deMaine and Peter Takács have recorded all of the Beethoven Cello Sonatas and Variations.


Montrose Trio

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts

Formed in 2013, the Montrose Trio is a collaboration stemming from a long relationship between pianist Jon Kimura Parker and the world- renowned Tokyo String Quartet. Mr. Parker joined two long-time members of the Tokyo String Quartet, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith, to form the Montrose Trio.  

“Absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.” – The Washington Post