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Canadian Viola Society 30th Anniversary!


CVS XXXth Anniversary- Canadian viola celebration

This celebration was held in Montreal, October 9-11, 2009.

It was a weekend of recitals, workshops, master classes and for the first time in the 30 year history of the Canadian Viola Society, awards were presented. “Lifetime Achievement Awards” were presented to ten people who have made outstanding contributions to the viola in Canada or to the Canadian Viola Society. The award consists of a certificate, spoken tributes from colleagues and relatives, listing on the CVS web site Honour Roll and, for those who are still living, a silver pin.

Baird Knechtel (Toronto) – introduced by Ann Frederking Ralph Aldrich (London, ON)-introduced by Henry Janzen Ann Frederking (Ottawa)- introduced by Baird Knechtel Norma Lee Bisha (Halifax/Saskatoon)- introduced by Ann Frederking Gerald Stanick (Calgary/Vancouver)- introduced by Ernest Kassian Robert Verebes (Montreal)- introduced by Jocelyne Bastien Stanley Solomon (Toronto)- introduced by Julian Fisher Stephen Kondaks, posth. (Montreal)- introduced by Jamy Arrowsmith Leslie Malowany, posth. (Montreal)- introduced by Robert Verebes Jaroslav Karlowsky, posth. (Toronto)- introduced by Baird Knechtel

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