Markus Masaites will be impressing audiences with a program of works by Bach (Partita No.2), Beethoven (Sonata Op. 31, No. 2), Mozart (Sonata K333), Chopin (Nocturne  Op.48, No.1), Rachmaninoff (Prelude Op.32 No.10), Prokofiev (Sonata No.1), and Louie (I Leap Through the Sky With Stars).  Audiences are sure to respond to Markus’ engaging stage presence and energetic playing.  This talented musician, who will represent B.C. in the National Piano Competition in Baltimore in March 2017, will be travelling to Chilliwack, the Sunshine Coast, B.C.’s interior and Vancouver Island. 

Markus Masaites started learning the piano at age 6 and has done extremely well in many festivals in the lower mainland. He received marks of 95% in both his grade 9 and 10 RCM exams, and represented Coquitlam in the 72nd Provincial Festival of the Arts in Powell River, placing first across the Province for his division.   Markus was accepted to the prestigious Morningside Music Bridge summer program at Mount Royal University in Calgary and was invited to attend the Valhalla Music School in Revelstoke. He hopes to pursue an education in both the sciences and music.  

If your branch is hosting a concert, be sure to support it – not only by attending yourself, but by ensuring that your students and their families do as well.  There is nothing like live music to inspire young musicians – and when the performer is close to them in age, the effect is even more powerful. 

If your branch is not hosting a concert, make the effort to attend a concert near you. 

Chilliwack – Saturday January 21 2:00pm  Broadway Church 604-393-3820

Sunshine Coast – Saturday January 28 3:00pm St. Hilda’s Anglican Church 604-885-2069

Quesnel – Saturday February 5 4:00pm Maple Park Alliance Church 250-747-3864

Mid-Island – Saturday February 25 2:00pm St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 250-619-5471

North Island – Sunday February 26 2:00pm Trinity Presbyterian Church 250-923-2212