THE VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL INSTITUTE, on the exquisite Pacific Ocean-front campus of the University of British Columbia, offers young musicians an experience and education like no other. Students are immersed in a collaborative, nurturing musical environment, mentored by musicians of the Grammy and Juno Award-winning VSO and internationally acclaimed music director, Maestro Otto Tausk. At the VSOI, students participate in the Institute Orchestra, chamber music, instrumental coachings, masterclasses, and a variety of exceptional performance opportunities. Playing and learning in the breathtaking, arts-rich surroundings of the city of Vancouver, your time at the VSOI will be an unforgettable musical experience close to nature, a world-class orchestra, and outstanding young musicians from around the globe.
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VSOI 2019 June 24–July 3
Maestro Otto Tausk, conductor
Mussorgsky (Orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5
Prokofiev The Love for Three Oranges – March
Following the VSOI, students may extend their time in Vancouver by applying for the renowned University of British Columbia Chamber Orchestra Festival, featuring an elite, intimate chamber orchestra experience, opportunities for concerto performances, and intensive study for student conductors.
New for 2019 – Conducting Residencies!
The VSO Institute will welcome conducting residents to work with Maestros Tausk and Girard. Following the VSOI, conducting residents will continue to the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival.