Violinist for Classical Coffee Series

Tanya Popoff headlines the second annual musical event at The ACT.

Tanya Popoff headlines the second annual Coffee Concert Series at the ACT

Vancouver Opera violinist Tanya Popoff  headlines the third performance at the second annual Classical Coffee Concert Series at the ACT on Wednesday.

The event is hosted by critically acclaimed Canadian pianist Sarah Hagen and gets underway at with coffee and treats at 10 a.m. followed by their performance at 10:30 a.m.

Popoff has been the principal violist with the Vancouver Opera since 2007 and is a founding member of both Microcosmos, a string quartet, and the Driftwood Duo, featuring viola and the cello.

As an enthusiastic supporter of works by living composers, Popoff has commissioned and premiered dozens of pieces and was a prize winner in the 2000 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.

In addition, she’s received two consecutive Canada Council individual artist grants and has served on the faculties of the Perlman Music Program.

Hagen is a visionary who has been heard in concert halls and on the airwaves to critical acclaim throughout North America and Europe.

Hagen is the Artistic Director for Pro’ject Sound, a performance project involving live piano with large-scale projected images.

• Tickets for the event are $20 and are available online at www.theactmapleridge.org or by calling 604-476-2787.

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