WITH Special Guest
Paul Marleyn, Cellist
Artistic Director,

Paul Marleyn, cellist and Artistic Director of the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival will be featured as a special guest in the 2021 fundraising event, Sibling Revelry 3.

This year's virtual fundraiser, Sibling Revelry3, on March 23rd, promises to be a night of music, hors d'ouevres, and old 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. 

Co-founder of the festival, acclaimed cellist and professor, David Marleyn, will be speaking with performers for festivals of years gone by. 


Marleyn tours regularly in North America, Europe and Asia. As a frequent participant in summer festivals including the Prussia Cove, Busan, Festival of the Sound, Domaine Forget, Casalmaggiore, Leicester and Ottawa international festivals, he collaborates with artists such as Boris Berman, Miriam Fried, James Somerville, Paul Neubauer, Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Dann, Joshua Bell, and with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, St. Lawrence and Hagen quartets. 

Stephane Lemelin, pianist (left) and Paul Marleyn, cellist (right) have fun during a performance at the 2019 Agassiz Chamber Music Festival.

He has appeared as a soloist with the London Philharmonia, Belgrade Philharmonic, European Chamber, Winnipeg Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, Vancouver Symphony and Manitoba Chamber orchestras.


The Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s Agassiz Chamber Music Festival since 2000, and the International Cello Festival of Canada since 2011, Marleyn was the cellist in the Borante Trio in the UK from 1990-1997 and in Trio Hochelaga from 2006-2012. He has made several compact disc recordings on the United Records, CALA, ATMA, Signum Classics, CBC and RCA Victor labels.


From 1993-1997, Marleyn was principal cellist of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, has appeared as guest principal with the Royal Philharmonic and National Arts Centre orchestras, and has served as professor of cello at the University of Manitoba, and most recently at the University of Ottawa, where he now mentors an award-winning studio of young cellists.

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