Barz to lead violas in Tchaikovsky show

A Coquitlam violist studying at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) will be part of an upcoming concert for the school symphony.

A Coquitlam violist studying at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) will be part of an upcoming concert for the school symphony.

Lucian Barz, a Romanian immigrant and principle viola with the VAMSO, will perform in the Genius of Tchaikovsky program on Nov. 22 at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver. The matinee will be conducted by soprano Kathleen Allan, the new director of choral studies at VAM and the associate conductor with VAMSO. Also on stage will be Amanda Chan, the school’s new head of piano.

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Barz has played at international festivals around Europe and worked with such notable musicians as Robert Rozek, Christoph Schiller, Graham Oppenheimer, John York, Francois Killian and Jonathan Brett-Harrison. He is currently finishing his fourth year of his bachelor’s degree with a viola major at VAM.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

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