BISQC 2016 Exclusive Events

Robert Kapilow giving a lecture

Package Purchaser and Passport Holder Exclusive Events

Package purchasers and passport holders enjoy exclusive access to the lecture series. An all-star line-up is planned to shed light on various topics from repertoire to instruments to the touring life of a string quartet. 

Sunday, August 28: Resident Audience Arrives

7:30pm – Welcome Reception (Husky Great Hall)


Monday, August 29: Day 1: Recital Round

10:00am – Lecture: Dr. Moses Renert, Official Mathematician (Husky Great Hall)

4:30pm – Open Masterclass with Paul Katz (Rolston Recital Hall)


Tuesday, August 30: Day 2: Recital Round

9:00am – Lecture: Marianne McKenna, Canadian architect and a founding partner of KPMB Architects (Husky Great Hall)

4:30pm – Open Masterclass with Joel Krosnick (Rolston Recital Hall)


Wednesday, August 31: Day 3: Romantic Round

9:00am – Lecture: Cellist Joel Krosnick formerly from the Juilliard String Quartet (Husky Great Hall)


Thursday, September 1: Day 4: Day Off

Optional Day Off Excursions: Sign up here

4:00pm – Reception: Join us for a casual reception at the Walter Philips Gallery Butterfly Garden (Walter Philips Gallery) 


Friday, September 2: Day 5: Canadian Commission Round and Alumni Gala

1:00pm – A discussion between Zosha Di Castri and Barry Shiffman (Eric Harvie Theatre)


Saturday, September 3: Day 6: Ad Lib Round

9:00am – Lecture: David Harrington from the ground-breaking Kronos Quartet in conversation with Adrian Fung from the Afiara String Quartet (Husky Great Hall)


Sunday, September 4: Day 7: Finals

10:00am – Lecture: Life after a First Prize at BISQC with the Dover Quartet, interviewed by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director, Performing Arts at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Husky Great Hall)

Following the announcement of the winning quartet – A special buffet dinner created by Executive Chef Sébastien Tessier for all resident audience package buyers. Upon availability, tickets for this meal will be offered for purchase in July to Passport Holders (Husky Great Hall)