WITH Special Guest
James Campbell, Clarinetist

James Campbell, clarinetist and Agassiz Chamber Music Festival alum, will be making a special guest appearance during Sibling Revelry 3.

This year's virtual fundraiser, Sibling Revelry3, on March 23rd, promises to be a night of music, food, and friends. Featuring performances by the acclaimed Hiebert Siblings, the night will also feature special guest appearances of some of the founders and performers from previous festivals.

Sharing intimate insights into their own love of music, the night will be like when old friends come to visit and share stories. 

Award-winning clarinetist and Agassiz alum, James Campbell, will be returning as a special guest to 2021's Sibling Revelry 3, the virtual fundraiser to support the upcoming Agassiz Chamber Music Festival.


Campbell has performed solo and chamber music concerts in 30 countries, has been a soloist with over 60 orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the London Symphony, the Russian Philharmonic, and the Montreal Symphony and has performed Copland's Clarinet Concerto four times with none other than Aaron Copland himself conducting. 

During a casual rehearsal, James Campbell, clarinetist, is joined by Karl Stobbe, violinist, and Stephane Lemelin, piano, at the 2019 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival.

Campbell has appeared with over 30 string quartets, including the Amadeus, Guarneri, Vermeer, New Zealand and St Lawrence Quartets. He has made 40 recordings, including the Debussy Rhapsody with Glenn Gould, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the premiere recording of the Berio arrangement of the Brahms F minor Sonata with the London Symphony. His recording of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet was chosen by the BBC and London Times as the best available.


More than 30 works have been written for Campbell, including works by James Macmillan, Jacques Hetu, David Baker, George Shearing, Wilhem Jetts and Keiko Harada.


He has been awarded a Juno, Canada's Artist of the Year, the Queens Jubilee Medal, and Canada's highest honour, the Order of Canada.

Since 1984, Campbell has been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound, the annual summer Canadian chamber music festival, and has programmed over 1,300 concerts for the festival. Under his direction, the Festival has travelled to England, Japan, and the Netherlands and it has been the subject of documentaries by BBC Television, CBC Television and TV Ontario.

Campbell continues to explore and expand musically, his most recent collaboration being Spirit ’20, created at Festival of the Sound in 2010. The six-member ensemble explores the music of the roaring '20s in new and innovative ways.


Campbell has been Professor of Music at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University since 1988.

The 2021 festival is coming up at the end of May, with tickets going on sale in April. While we're still working out the details, we already have a line- up including Axel Strauss (violin), James Campbell (clarinet), Stephane Lemelin (piano), David Jalbert (piano), Aaron Au (viola) Paul Marleyn (cello) - and more! - with our host, Andrea Ratuski.

To learn more about Sibling Revelry 3 and how you can support the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival click here:

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Photos by: Mark Rash