Agassiz Music Festival
Agassiz Music Festival
Agassiz Music Festival
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Every June Agassiz Music presents the week-long Agassiz Chamber Music Festival in Winnipeg, Canada. Every third year (2011, 2014..), partnering with the Winnipeg Arts Council, Agassiz Music presents the International Cello Festival of Canada.

Agassiz Music Events

2016 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival
Saturday June 4th - Friday June 10th

Artists will include:

  • Carmit Zori - violin, New York
  • Yosuke Kawasaki - violin, Ottawa
  • Louise Williams - viola, UK
  • Paul Marleyn - cello
  • David Jalbert - piano, Ottawa
  • Thomas Sauer - piano, New York
  • Karl Stobbe - violin, Manitoba

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Festivals presented since 2000

In the photo, left to right: Nicolò Eugelmi, Andrea Ratuski, Axel Strauss, Stéphane Lemelin, Michael Kim, Kerry DuWors, Meredith Johnson, Patricia Evans, James Campbell, Alex Eastley, Paul Marleyn

In Concert

To hear a sample of a concert from the 2012 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival, click here:

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This track is the Andante con variazione from the Schubert Octet played by Scott St. John, Olivier Thouin, Sharon Wei, Paul Marleyn, Meredith Johnson, Micah Heilbrunn, Jim Ewen, and James Somerville.

To hear a sample from the 2011 International Cello festival of Canada, click here:

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This track is from a rehearsal of the 2011 International Cello Festival of Canada Cello Orchestra playing David Popper's Requiem

Who We Are

Board of Directors

  • Paul Marleyn - Artistic Director
  • Rita Menzies - President
  • Allan Whicker - Treasurer
  • Roy Halstead - Secretary
  • Desiree Abbey
  • Anna Bond
  • Anne Ratuski
  • Nicola Schaefer
  • Michael Thompson
  • Allison Warrian
  • Lawrence Donald - Honourary Counsel


  • Reid Harrison - General Manager
  • Bowen Xue - Web Development / Maintenance


Agassiz Music was named after Lake Agassiz, the ancient and vast lake which covered large parts of Manitoba, as well as much of Alberta, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Our vision is provide international level concerts, masterclasses and events in the centre of the country, featuring the most renowned artists and composers living in this rich geographical area, alongside other nationally and internationally celebrated artists.

Exclusive Print Media Sponsor


  • The Gail Asper Family Foundation
  • L.B.L. Holdings LTD.
  • Triple A Foundation (The Winnipeg Foundation)
  • The Kuhl Foundation (Outreach and Education)

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