Violin talent featured in February St. Mike's concert

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Mark Lupin
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Mark Lupin had a university scholarship for violin by age six, made his television debut by age seven, and was concertmaster of the Canadian National Youth Orchestra at the age of 15.

He has  studied with Jascha Heifetz in Beverly Hills, Ivan Galamian in New York, Joseph Gingold and Franco Gulli in Bloomington, Indiana and Ranald Shean in Edmonton.

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

On Sunday, the acclaimed violinist will be the featured attraction at Flames and Embers, the latest edition of the St. Michael's Presents concert series in Chemainus.

"Violinist sans pareil Mark Lupin will bring us the full force and beauty of the violin played solo and with piano accompaniment," event publicist Maisie Barnett said in a press release. "Come and enjoy a delightful afternoon of musical virtuosity."

Accompanied by Carla Dodek on piano, Lupin will perform 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.

The show starts at 2 p.m., Feb. 17 in the intimate setting of 1891 heritage St. Michael's Church in downtown Chemainus.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door from Valley Vines to Wines (Mill Bay), Ten Old Books (Duncan), Ocean Soul Book Caffé (Crofton), Salamander Books (Ladysmith), Little Town Market Co. (Chemainus), the Chemainus Festival Inn or by calling 250-748-8383.

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