Pianist Monica Pfau will be joined by her husband, violist Roger Mangas, and their son, clarinetist Victor Mangas, in a concert of musical gems spanning more than a century. This exhilarating concert will showcase Robert Schumann's whimsical Fairytales for Clarinet, Viola and Piano; a lush Piano Quartet by Bohemian composer Josef Suk; Prokofiev's enchanting Overture on Hebrew themes for Clarinet, Strings and Piano; and the monumental and stirring Piano Quintet by Dmitri Shostakovich.
A concert not to be missed!
$15 students and seniors
$10 6-12 years
A native of the city and former student of Robin Wood, Monica Pfau was the recipient of numerous accolades including the RCM Performer's Gold Medal, a German Academic Exchange Scholarship, a Doctoral Fellowship, and winner of the UBC Concerto Competition. She was appointed accompanist in residence at the internationally renowned Banff Centre, later making her VSO orchestral debut under maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama.
Roger Mangas earned his Master's Degree in Performance as a student of Jaroslav Karlovsky; he performed in master classes with William Primrose and the Fine Arts Quartet, and studied in Europe with famed Czech violist Josef Kodousek.
Clarinetist Victor Mangas graduated from McGill University in 2023, with awards of excellence in Woodwind Performance and scholarships from the BC Cultural Fund, Interlochen Academy, Domaine Forget, Orford Winds, and the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, where he was a student of renowned pedagogue Yehuda Gilad.
The family trio will be joined by three special musician friends: Vancouver Opera/CBC violinists Angela Cavadas and Peter Weinkam, and Victoria Symphony's gifted cellist, Hannah Craig, who was recently named by CBC Radio as one of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”.