KSO’s last Chamber Music performance of 2014/2015 this weekend

KAMLOOPS – The final Chamber Music performance of Kamloops Symphony’s 2014/2015 season will be at TRU Alumni Theatre on Saturday, April 25.

KSO Chamber Musicians Catharine Dochstader, Flute; Cvetozar Vutev, Violin; Ashley Kroecher, Viola; Martin Kratky, Cello; and Dimiter Terziev, Piano are set to perform. Their program, called Bach to the Future, features the creativity of Bach and the influence of Baroque style in contemporary compositions.

The musicians perform regularly with the Kamloops Symphony.

Catharine Dochstader plays flute with Kamloops Symphony and teaches flute to students of all ages at the Kamloops Symphony Music School. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree – Music Major and an Associate of Music – flute Performers degree. She completed her education certification in Ontario and has taught there, as well as in the province of British Columbia.

Cvetozar Vutev has more than 25 years of violin teaching and performing experience. He has been the concertmaster of the Kamloops Symphony since September 2005. He is also a first violin player with the Okanagan Symphony and the concertmaster of the Opera Kelowna Orchestra.

Ashley Kroecher is originally from North Vancouver. He has been performing and teaching in the Thompson Okanagan area for 11 years. He is principal violist of the Kamloops Symphony and assistant principal violist of the Okanagan Symphony. Ashley holds degrees from UBC, as well as from the Musikhochschule in Trossingen, Germany.

Cellist Martin Krátk. is currently the Kamloops Symphony's principal cellist; he also sits as assistant principal in the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the University of Toronto and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Martin also took part in several summer residencies at the Banff Centre.

Dimiter Terziev was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he graduated from the National Academy of Music in 1992. After three years of teaching in Bulgaria, Dimiter moved to Canada where he earned a Diploma of Advanced Music Performance Studies from Concordia University in Montreal and a Master's in piano performance from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Dimiter has performed numerous piano and chamber recitals in Canada, USA, Bulgaria, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Bach to the Future is on April 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at TRU Alumni Theatre. Tickets can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca , or at the door.

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