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The brilliant virtuoso violinist Chloe Kim is joined by Christina Mahler, former principal cellist of Tafelmusik, and Christina Hutten, well-known as organist and harpsichordist with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra and Early Music Vancouver.

The programme for the concert has been curated to highlight the wonderful work that the St James Music Academy does by providing free music education for children on the downtown Eastside, and how that parallels the work that composers would have done and benefitted from themselves in the 17th and 18th centuries : 

Alessandro Stradella : Trio Sonata in D Minor
Arcangelo Corelli : Violin Sonata in F Major, Op 5 No 10
Dieterich Buxtehude : Ciacona in E Minor, BuxWV 160
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber : Sonata No 5 in E Minor
Marin Marais : Sonnerie de Ste Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre : Violin Sonata No 1 in D Minor
Johann Jakob Froberger : Suite in C major, FbWV 612
Johann Sebastian Bach : Continuo Sonata in G Major, BWV 1021 

It is particularly  meaningful for this concert to take place at St James Church, home of the St James’ Music Academy, which provides free classical music education to the children and youth in the Downtown East Side — a non-profit music school that is committed to making a difference through the power and love of music.


Two Performances
Saturday, August 12 at 7.30 pm
Sunday, August 13 matinée at 3 pm


Chloe Kim

Hailed as a "rising superstar" ( The Georgia Straight ) who performs with "exceptional passion and intensity... to electrifying effect" ( The Vancouver Sun ), Canadian violinist Chloe Kim has performed in soloist and principal roles in prominent concert venues around the world. She has shared the stage with internationally celebrated figures such as Rachel Podger, Masaaki Suzuki, Harry Bicket, Pablo Heras-Casado, and Richard Egarr. The recipient of many awards including the 2021 American Bach Society Grant, 2020/21 Mercury-Juilliard Fellowship, Chloe was most recently nominated for Canada's prestigious Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. Elected in 2021, Chloe is also a Fellow of The English Concert in America.

Chloe's most memorable engagements include a 2017 Vivaldi women's tour led by the inspirational Monica Huggett, as well as several collaborations with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. In the summer of 2019, Chloe performed across Scandinavia with Yale's Schola Cantorum and served as concertmaster of Juilliard415 for sold-out productions of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, directed by Avi Stein in London's Holland Park and the Versailles Royal Opera.

In 2020, Chloe made her directorial debut with Victoria's hugely successful Music for the Pause series, presented with her beloved West Coast colleagues.  Highlights of previous seasons include features in the CBC's 30 under 30 and the Juilliard Journal, as well as a luminous review from David Gordon Duke in The Vancouver Sun for her solo debut with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.

This season includes engagements with Voices of Music and Ottawa Chamberfest, as well as international tours and recording projects with Harry Bicket and The English Concert. Chloe also maintains a close relationship with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco, where she enjoys exploring repertoire ranging from Schmelzer and Muffat to Brahms and Schumann on period instruments. Chloe is deeply indebted to her dear friends Elizabeth Blumenstock, Jeanne Lamon, Christina Mahler, and Heilwig von Königslöw.

Christina Mahler

Dutch cellist Christina Mahler immigrated to Canada in 1981 to serve as principal cellist of the Tafelmusik Orchestra, a position she held until June of 2019. Reviews often praise her rich sound, energetic playing, and insightful musicianship. Christina has played and recorded numerous concertos with Tafelmusik, including works by Boccherini, Haydn, Vivaldi, CPE Bach, and Leonardo Leo.  She is very fortunate to own a beautiful baroque cello made by José Contreras, the “Stradivarius” of Spain.  Christina is a very devoted and gifted teacher, and students have come from around the world to study with her, not only through the Tafelmusik Summer and Winter Institutes, but also at the University of Toronto and in her private studio. After 38 years as principal cellist of Tafelmusik, Christina has moved to Victoria where she is focusing on chamber music, teaching and pursuing her hobbies, such as pottery.

Christina Hutten

Organist and harpsichordist Christina Hutten has presented recitals in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  She performs regularly with Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has appeared as concerto soloist with the Okanagan Symphony, the Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona State University Chamber Orchestra.  

Christina is also an enthusiastic teacher.  She coaches and coordinates the early music ensembles at the University of British Columbia and has given masterclasses and workshops at institutions including the Victoria Baroque Summer Program, Brandon University, the University of Manitoba, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada’s National Music Centre in Calgary, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute. Funded by a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she pursued historical keyboard studies in Europe with Francesco Cera, François Espinasse, and Bernard Winsemius.

Christina participated in the Britten-Pears Programme, led by Andreas Scholl and Tamar Halperin, for which she was awarded the Loewen Prize. Christina obtained a master’s degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Kimberly Marshall and an Advanced Certificate in Harpsichord Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Charlotte Nediger.  She is now a doctoral candidate in musicology at UBC.