‘Violinist sans pareil’ performs in Chemainus Sunday

Violinist Mark Lupin, described as 'second to none,' performs Sunday afternoon at St. Michael's Church in Chemainus with pianist Carla Dodek

Violinist Mark Lupin will be accompanied by Carla Dodek on piano during Flames and Embers Sunday

Violinist Mark Lupin will be accompanied by Carla Dodek on piano during Flames and Embers Sunday

This Sunday afternoon (Feb. 17), the violin and piano will come together when St. Michael’s Presents Flames and Embers in the intimate setting of the 1891 heritage church St. Michael’s in Chemainus.

“Violinist sans pareil” Mark Lupin will be accompanied by pianist Carla Dodek in this month’s classical concert.

“Mark will bring us the full force and beauty of the violin, played solo and with piano accompaniment,” states a press release for the concert. “Come and enjoy a delightful afternoon of musical virtuosity.”

The concert will begin at 2 p.m.

Lupin is a concert violinist born in Oxford, England, who began his music studies at the age of five.

He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

He was concertmaster of the Canadian National Youth Orchestra at the age of 15, as well as of the Royal Alexandra Theatre Orchestra in Toronto and guest leader of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia at Sadler’s Wells in London, England.

Dodeck holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Victoria, a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Rice University, as well as the Licentiateship from the Royal Academy of Music in the U.K. and the Associateship from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.

She has appeared as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in the U.S., Canada, England and Switzerland and has participated in the Banff, Aspen, Kneisel Hall and Ernen Musikdorf summer music festivals.

Flames and Embers will feature music from Guiseppe Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata in G Minor, Serge Rachmaninoff’s  Morceaux de Salon Op. 6 and Cesar Franck’s Sonata in A Major.

Following the performance, audience members are invited to stay for a Meet the Artists Reception.

Tickets for Flames and Embers are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They are available right now at Valley Vines to Wines in Mill Bay, Ten Old Books in Duncan, Ocean Soul Book Caffé in Crofton, Salamander Books in Ladysmith, Little Town Market Co. in Chemainus and the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383.


For more information about the St. Michael’s Presents concert series, visit www.chemainusclassicalconcerts.ca.