Concert Information::Vivaldi’s Four Seasons


Thursday, October 1, 2020 @ 7:30 (Premiere at

This concert will be available for viewing until October 30, 2020.



Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi

Spring: Allegro-Largo-Allegro

Summer: Allegro-Adagio-Presto

Autumn: Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

Winter: Allegro-Largo-Allegro

Leader & Soloist

Terence Tam

Victoria Symphony Concertmaster Terence TamConsistently praised for his intense musicality and impressive technique, Canadian violinist Terence Tam has performed in Canada, the U.S.A, Australia, Europe and Japan as a recitalist and chamber musician.

He has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Europe, Australia and across Canada including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. His performances have been heard on Canadian and Australian national radio and television. Tam made his New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1994 and his Paris concerto debut in 2000 playing the Ligeti violin concerto with the Academy of 20th Century Music Orchestra.  His CD recording of Dutch composer Wim Zwaag’s violin concerto was chosen as one of CBC In Concert’s best classical recordings of 2011.

Currently concertmaster of the Victoria Symphony, he also previously held this prestigious position with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia and Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada. An active chamber musician, Tam’s performances have taken him to the Sarasota, Ravinia, Meadowmount, Banff, Aspen, Encore, Hamptons, Scotiafest and La Conner music festivals. He has collaborated with musicians from the Juilliard, St. Lawrence, Ying and Pacifica string quartets. In recent seasons he has been featured as guest violinist at the Montreal Symphony’s ‘La Viree Musique’ festival, the Sweetwater Festival in Ontario, Music in the Morning in Vancouver, the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, the St. Cecilia Concert Series in Halifax, the 35th International Viola Congress in Australia and at the Eine Kleine Summer Music Festival in Victoria.

Tam regularly gives masterclasses and chamber music coachings across Canada.  He is a regular faculty member of the Pacific Regional International Summer Academy and has also taught at the Elder School of Music at the University of Adelaide.

VS Musicians: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Christian Kluxen, Music Director

Sean O’Loughlin, Principal Pops Conductor

Giuseppe Pietraroia, Associate Conductor

Terence Tam, Soloist & Leader


Christi Meyers, Assistant Concertmaster

Tori Gould, Principal 2nd Violin

Cory Balzer

Müge Büyükçelen-Badel

Courtney Cameron

Michele Kwon

Philip Manning

Emily Salmon

Julian Vitek


Kenji Fuse, Principal

Stacey Boal

Kay Cochran

Mieka Michaux


Brian Yoon, Principal

Hannah Craig

Joyce Ellwood


Mary Rannie, Principal


Michael Jarvis

Operations Manager

Liz King


Christopher Reiche Boucher

Filmed September 20, 2020 on location at Farquhar at UVic.

Videography and editing: Roll.Focus

Sound Mixing: Kirk McNally

Lighting and location: Farquhar at UVic staff

Producer: Giuseppe Pietraroia