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Sunday, September 11

7:30 pm

27 Sherbourne Street North


Tickets $30

30 person maximum


*if you prefer to reserve a ticket and pay cash please email: reservations@canzona.org or
call/text Jonathan Krehm



*if you are unvaccinated please do not attend this indoor event

Serebryany’s program “Music And Memory”, is inspired by an idea behind Schumann’s Fantasie, in which he uses quotations from Beethoven’s song cycle An die ferne Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved), a piece of longing and unrequited desire. The remainder of the program explores Beethoven Bagatelles and Sonata 101, and Serebryany's colleague Evis Sammoutis' Interpunct (2011). Each of these pieces weaves quotations of music full of nostalgia, which triggers the mind to explore memories.


Sonata in A, op. 101 Ludwig van Beethoven

I Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung

(Somewhat lively and with innermost sensibility) Allegretto, ma non troppo

II Lebhaft, marschmäßig (Lively, march-like) Vivace alla marcia

III Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Slow and longingly) Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto

IV Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit (Swiftly, but not overly, and with determination) Allegro


Bagatelle Opus126 No.3 Ludwig van Beethoven 

Interpunct (2011) Evis Sammoutis 


Bagatelle Opus 126 No.4 Ludwig van Beethoven 


Fantasie in C, op. 17 Robert Schumann 

I Durchaus fantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen; Im Legenden-Ton

Quite fantastic and passionately delivered; in the tone of a legend 

II Mäßig. Durchaus energisch - Moderate, quite energetic (in E flat major)

III Langsamgetragen. Durchwegleisezuhalten. - Taken slowly; keep quiet throughout



Audiences and critics have acclaimed Vadim Serebryany on five continents for his sensitive and intelligent music making.

He has been highly sought after as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Vadim has performed in Europe, South America, Australia and throughout North America, and in 2008 completed his eighth consecutive recital tour of Japan. In recent seasons, Mr. Serebryany has embarked on many interesting and challenging projects, including performing the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin and presenting various solo and chamber works of the Second Viennese School composers in creative programs. Recently, he has been a guest soloist with the National Arts Center Orchestra, The Kingston Symphony, the Osaka Century Orchestra, and Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

Vadim has collaborated with such prominent artists as David Geringas, Mark Morris, Gary Reylea, Suren Bagratuni, Eugene Osadchy, Mayumi Seiler, AlmitaVamos, the American String Quartet, the Enso Quartet, and the Glenn Gould String Quartet.

In 2007, he and Yosuke Kawasaki made their recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

In 2005, Vadim founded Trio+ with violinist Yosuke Kawasaki and cellist Wolfram Koessel. The ensemble is known for its creative programs, which explore a large portion of the chamber repertory, including duos, trios and larger ensembles in which they frequently collaborate with guest artists. The trio has performed to critical acclaim throughout North America and Japan.

An Honours graduate with Distinction from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was a student of Marina Geringas, Vadim went on to complete his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at NewYork City’s Juilliard School under the tutelages of the legendary Russian pianist Oxana Yablonskaya and the esteemed American pianist Jacob Lateiner. The final leg of his formal education took him to Yale University, where he completed his studies in the prestigious Doctor of Musical Arts program under the brilliant Russian pianist and teacher Boris Berman

From 2005 to 2008, Vadim served as Artist in Residence at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. He also served as a visiting professor at Lawrence University from 2008 to 2016.


Vadim was a professor of music at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, and in 2015 was named Huntingdon’s first ever Belcher-Cheek Artist in Residence.

Vadim joined the piano faculty at the renowned School of Music at Ithaca College in 2016.

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Canzona Chamber Players is an annual classical and jazz chamber music concert series in its 20th year featuring some of Canada's top musicians. The series has been hosted at various venues on Toronto Island and in downtown Toronto. Founded by Jacob Stoller, Jonathan Krehm and Roger Sharp. We exist and thrive because of the enthusiastic support of the St.-Andrew-By-the-Lake Congregation and the Toronto Island community and our music patrons in the GTA. 

Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been broadcasting safe recitals, recorded to the highest standard on our YouTube Channel. The series has featured Winona Zelenka, Joseph Johnson and Jonathan Crow (TSO), Marie Bérard (COC), 2020 Juno recipient Angela Schwarzkopf, Yosuke Kawasaki and Jessica Linnebach (NACO) and more. To date, Canzona Chamber Players have raised over $180, 000 for the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation. We thank John S. Gray for audio recording these acoustic performances and Evan Mitchell for video recording, editing and broadcasting them. All performers were paid for their performance. In light of the war on Ukraine, we recently presented two fundraising events. Click here to learn more.

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