“Bringing excellent classical music to High River and surrounding area”

Young Musicians Extraordinaire

Young Musicians Extraordinaire

Colleen Venables, violin

Tate Zawadiuk, cello

Sunday, September 15, 3.00 pm at the Highwood Golf and Country Club

Colleen Venables and Tate Zawadiuk are 17 and on the go. Tate’s passion for the cello and Colleen’s devotion to the violin have already brought them to soloist’s spotlights with both the Vancouver Symphony and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In September they will add High River to their ever-growing performance list.

Colleen took First Prize at the 2012 Canadian National Music Festival and continues to win prizes wherever she plays. She has worked with artists around the world including Pinchas Zukerman, Leonidas Kavakos, the Shanghai Quartet and Ian Parker. If she isn’t playing on her strings, she can be seen dancing or singing or improvising – anything that expresses and shares her love of music and art.

Tate has been playing the cello since the age of three, and it shows. At the age of 12 he had his debut as a Soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and is now the principal cellist of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra.  In 2011 and 2012 , Tate placed first in his class at the Canadian Music Competition for strings. He is a national finalist for the 2013 competition—still waiting to hear the results! Tate’s ability to convey his passion for music makes for a truly captivating performance.

These two young musicians will be the opening concert of the High River Gift of Music Society’s 2013- 2014 season on September 14. Don’t miss it!


Dear Friends


I would like to invite you to enjoy excellent music and warm friendship in the vibrant foothills community of High River, Alberta. Discover the rich world of live classical music as renowned local, national, and international pianists, chamber ensembles, vocalists, and choirs perform in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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