VGS Community Ensemble rehearses holiday favourites, Nutcracker selections and Russian waltzes.  Waltz on in to....

St. Mary's Anglican Church
1701 Elgin Road, Oak Bay
Saturday Dec 11th  5:30 pm (mask required)


Two brothers. Two unique talents on classical guitar and piano.

The Vancouver Classic Guitar Society is delighted to present Alan and Brayden Liu in their first concert together on Saturday, December 18th, 7 pm at Pyatt Hall.

Alan Liu is 20 years old. His brother Brayden Liu is just 17. The Vancouver brothers have already earned dozens of international prizes for their astonishing musical talent, Alan on classical guitar and Brayden on piano.  Alan just took home 4th prize in the prestigious 2021 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist competition. He is the first featured classical guitarist in CBC’s 30 Hot Classical Musicians Under 30 program. Brayden debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York at 11 years old. Already, he has been awarded more than 30 international prizes and awards, 17 of which are first prizes.

Don't miss these two rising stars! Tickets at

Sat. February 26, 2022 (Tickets available in Jan 2022)
Church of Christ, Scientist

Winning 1st prize at the Guitar Foundation of America (US) and the Changsha International Guitar Competition (China) in 2019, Johan Smith has also won prizes in the following competitions: Special Prize from the Victoria & Joaquin Rodrigo Foundation, 1st prize at the VI° Internationiki, 1st prize at the International Competition of Fontenay-Sous-Bois, 1st prize at V° International Festival Guitare au Beffroi, 1st prize at the 89° Leopold Bellan International Competition, 1st prize at the XIII° National Competition of Ceyzeriat (also winning the public prize), 3rd prize at the III° Pleven International Guitar Competition, 3rd prize at I° Aalborg International Guitar Competition.

In addition to teaching guitar at the Conservatory of Morges, he also obtained the most important academic title in the field of musical performance in Switzerland: the "Master of Arts specializing in Music Performance Soloist"(2019), awarded by the highest grade. In a completely different approach, he is the founder, composer, performer and graphic designer in the extreme metal band "Stortregn", with whom he has already recorded four albums and played in three continents since 2005.

Great news! The 2022 Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival syllabus is now available online at

The Festival will be LIVE this year with all COVID-19 government recommendations followed.
The Classical Guitar Section is proudly supported by VGS. 

Marissa Kitson ( is the Section Head and should be contacted for details.

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