Cookie Concert: Musique Royale presents Vladimir Sitnikov
Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m.
$5 (free for toddlers 4 yrs or under)
Jump in for an interactive musical trip with guitarist Vladimir Sitnikov through music of the baroque, classical and romantic periods and then on to flamenco, Latin American guitar and finally jazz, and blues! Before Vladimir Sitnikov made Canada his new home, he studied guitar and composition in Russia. A prize winner of an international classical guitar competition, he graduated from Rostov State Conservatory and toured across Europe with the Bis Band, as well as a solo player.
Vladimir continued his musical career in Canada, performing with such bands as Maderaz, Lady Son, Bossanova and many more at venues and festivals all across Canada, including Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto and Maritime Museum and Dalhousie University in Halifax, writing songs and arrangements. He appeared on award winning records such as Reflection’s “Stress Less” and Lady Son’s “Semillas”, TV and radio stations including CBC. Recently, Vladimir has formed the Summer Trio along with percussionist Dave Scott and bass player Andrew Macleod, performing concerts of Latin jazz and Flamenca rumba around the Maritimes.
He has also devoted time to sharing his music through education, and has been teaching music at Talent Studio, Kingsview Academy and SCANS in Halifax and Ontario Conservatory in Toronto. With Maderaz Latin Music Vladimir performed around 100 educational shows per year in schools across Ontario as a part of Prologue To The Performing Arts for ten years, collaborating with such children performers as Lois, Sharon and Bram, Jack Grunsky, Eric Nagler, and Balet Creole. Currently, Vladimir is the musical director of The Shining Lights Choir – a community choir for homeless and disabled people as well as the host of weekly classical music program From Bach to Beatles on CIOE 97.5 FM radio station, both in Halifax, NS.
Enjoy a freshly baked cookie and enjoy a history trip as Vladimir Sitnikov brings his guitar and takes listeners on a tour through the evolution of music!
Cookie Concerts are hour long presentations incorporating music with other artistic creativity, for the whole family to enjoy! Come out the first Saturday of each month from October-June, always 2:00 p.m. at the Lunenburg School of the Arts.
A special thank you to Lunenburg School of the Arts, and our fabulous Education Outreach Officer, Erin Donovan!
Musique Royale is a prolific, province-wide presenter of music in Nova Scotia. Since its founding in 1985, this non-for-profit has brought world class music to venues of architectural and historic significance across the province. Presenting Symphony Orchestras and Chorus’ in beautiful churches to salon-style events, and children-friendly shows encompassing jazz, world, classical, and more. Whatever your appetite for music is, Musique Royale has something for everyone!
Musique Royale gratefully acknowledges the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Arts Nova Scotia, the Lunenburg School of the Arts, Peggy Corkum – major season benefactor, the Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation, the Craig Foundation, anonymous contributors, corporate and individual sponsors, committed volunteers and all patrons for their kind and generous support of Musique Royale.