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 The Agassiz Chamber Music Festival began its 18th year on Saturday, June 9th. Over the course of a week, international artists and local musicians will collaborate in one of the premier small ensemble festivals of the summer. 

Canadian pianist, university professor and artistic director Stéphane Lemelin is a return performer to Agassiz. Well-known to audiences throughout Canada, he regularly tours in the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician passionate about German Classical and Romantic literature with a particular affinity for French music.

Stéphane Lemelin studied with Yvonne Hubert in Montreal, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel in New York, and received both Bacholer's and Master's degrees from the Peabody Conservatory as a student of Leon Fleisher. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Yale University, where his teachers were Boris Berman and Claude Frank. He was a professor at the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa, where he also served as Director of the School of Music from 2007 to 2012. He is now Chair of the Department of Performance and Professor of Piano at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. A dedicated pedagogue, he has been invited to give master classes around the world. Stéphane Lemelin was a member of Trio Hochelaga from 2003 to 2012 and the founder and artistic director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival from 2004 to 2017.

The Agassiz Chamber Music Festival runs from June 9th through 15th with most performances taking place in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall at the University of Winnipeg. For more information, visit: https://www.agassizfestival.com/concerts-and-tickets