Hard to believe that it’s been 25 years! Yes, we are celebrating our silver anniversary this coming season, and what a lineup of artists and performances we have for you!

We will have a return visit by Canada’s own Charles Richard-Hamelin and the sensational Zlata Chochieva, the Vancouver debut of Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, Polish pianist Tomasz Ritter (Gold medalist of the 1st International Chopin Competition for historic instruments), and Japan’s Kyohei Sorita, silver medalist and the artistic find of the 2021 International Chopin Competition. Dang Thai Son, gold medalist of the 1980 International Chopin Competition, will appear for the first time under the auspices of our society.

To celebrate this watershed year for our society, we have commissioned a reproduction of a bust of Chopin, originally made by Polish sculptor and painter Waclaw Szymanowski, whose iconic statue of Chopin stands in Warsaw’s Lazienki Park. This beautiful piece of art will be unveiled in a special fund-raising event on Monday, September 26th, 2022, at the Vancouver Academy of Music. There will be a special performance by pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin as well as a reception to follow. Details of this event can be found on our website.

On Sunday, April 16th, 2023, we will “officially” celebrate our 25th anniversary with a post-concert reception for all ticket holders following the debut recital of Tomasz Ritter. As well, distinguished Polish musicologist Benjamin Vogel will give a pre-concert lecture comparing today’s pianos with instruments in Chopin’s time.

For detailed information on the 2022-2023 season please select 2022-2023 from the Concerts menu, and in order to find information on subscriptions please click on Subscriptions on the menu. You can download order form and season brochure from Subscriptions page. You can purchase the entire series, or you can build your own series with a minimum of 4 concerts. You’ll be happy to learn that we have kept our low ticket prices the same as before!

Please note that we are no longer using Chan Centre box office as our ticket vendor.

If you are planning on renewing, and keeping your seats, please do so before July 1, when single tickets go for sale to non-subscribers. Call the VCS 604 871 4450 or our direct line at 236-878-4056.

We thank you for your friendship, your continuing interest and support, and we look forward to bringing to Vancouver many more great performances of timeless music.

Here is to the next 25 years!