THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE AT WHISTLER offers young musicians an experience and education like no other, joining together the GRAMMY® and JUNO Award-winning VSO with Whistler, one of the world’s finest mountain resorts. Students will be immersed in a collaborative musical environment alongside and mentored by a world class symphony orchestra, under the direction of the VSO’s internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Bramwell Tovey. Participation in two performances of the Whistler Institute Orchestra, chamber music, instrumental coachings, as well as a variety of unique performance opportunities will fill students’ warm summer days and cool, refreshing evenings in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

VSOIW 2018: June 24 – July 3
Stravinsky: Petrouchka
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite. No. 2
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Tickets available here for July 3rd, 8pm: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts


New for 2018: VSOIW students will have an opportunity to participate in the VSOIW Concerto Competition. The grand prize winner will perform with Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, students may extend their time in Vancouver by applying for the brand new University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra Festival (July 3-8), featuring an elite, intimate chamber orchestra experience, opportunities for concerto performances, and intensive study for student conductors. For more info on the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival, please visit: