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Dear Friends of Magisterra! Magisterra and their Artistic Director Annette-Barbara Vogel feel honoured to be nominated again for the Forest City London Music Award. Please support these artists and vote for them ! (voting closes May 5)

MAGISTERRA SOLOISTS in Waterloo/ON and Barrie/ON

Magisterra Soloists at KWCS in Waterloo and in Barrie!

Check out Magisterra Soloists's upcoming concerts with Schubert's Trout Quintet in addition to Hummel and Dussek (piano quintets with double bass).

Let's welcome Thalia Hatcher (double bass), joining Magisterra for the first time!

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2.30 PM 
in Barrie, Bethel Community Church

Magisterra Soloists celebrate Ontario Trillium Foundation grant

Photo: MPP Terence Kernaghan, Artistic Director Annette-Barbara Vogel, Magisterra Soloists President of the Board Carol Dyck

Photo: MPP Terence Kernaghan,
Artistic Director Annette-Barbara Vogel, Magisterra Soloists President of the Board Carol Dyck


MEDIA RELEASE March 9, 2023
$106,700 OTF Grant Boosts London’s Status as Canada’s First UNESCO City of Music

London, ON – On March 9, local MPP Terence Kernaghan met with the Magisterra Soloists Artistic Director, Annette-Barbara Vogel, to hear more about the $106,700 Resilient Communities Fund Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that is being used to share the organization’s ongoing concert series with a wider audience. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected audience attendance at many cultural events; with this grant, Magisterra Soloists can produce high quality recordings of live performances to share on virtual platforms to boost engagement and appreciation of top quality chamber music.

"I am so happy to hear that Magisterra Soloists are receiving this well-deserved grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Featuring musicians from around the world, Magisterra Soloists have been invigorating our local arts community since 2016, putting on incredible performances and increasing access to music education and professional development through their programming. Congratulations to Magisterra Soloists and thank you for your hard work that keeps the arts thriving in London!", said London North Centre MPP Terence Kernaghan.

In addition, Magisterra Soloists is excited to create interactive educational outreach videos. Due to the Covid- 19 pandemic, Magisterra Soloists was forced to pause its highly successful live performances geared to students in JK through grade 8. Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the organization can create eight unique and engaging videos, in both English and French, to build children’s appreciation and understanding of music. Working in line with specific Ontario curriculum requirements, these programs will include instructional aids, including print materials and activities, making the online content user-friendly and flexible to meet various classroom needs.

"For us, this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant is everything,” said Annette-Barbara Vogel, Artistic Director of the Magisterra Soloists and world-class violinist. “Like many in the performing arts, the pandemic brought many challenges. This grant allows us to continue to foster a love of music in young children and facilitate musical education in a meaningful manner. Magisterra Soloists is committed to advance London’s cultural environment, building on the City’s recent UNESCO designation. We are grateful for our partnership with Museum London, so that we can continue to host outstanding musicians and put on engaging performances, and we want to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for allowing us to share these concert series with a much wider audience.”

Magisterra Soloists is committed to providing invaluable professional development to young talent. Through its interactive educational program, it reached thousands of local youth. Magisterra Soloists is particularly passionate about offering musical opportunities to underprivileged and rural school communities. In addition, the organization has become the face of visionary chamber music in Southern Ontario. It has offered over one hundred concert performances, with 35 international musicians from over thirteen countries. For more information on Magisterra’s events and concert series, visit

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations, celebrates 40 years of grant making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested nearly $209M into 2,042 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit to learn more.

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Magisterra Soloists Young Performers Audition

Magisterra Soloists would like to thank the many studio teachers and young string players who participated in this year‘s Young Performer‘s Award Audition. Thank you for joining us for this truly inspiring musical afternoon!

We are pleased to announce the following recipient of the 2023 Young Performer‘s Award:

Kiko Oya (12yrs) - violin

Every single applicant that we heard at the YPA audition displayed a high level of prepar- ation and dedication! In light of this and in keeping with Magisterra‘s YPA mandate, we would like to extend the opportunity to perform solo with Magisterra Soloists to the fol- lowing participants:

Sage Dyck (16 yrs) - harp
Sherisse Leung
 (8 yrs) - violin

These three musicians are invited to join us at our Baroque Christmas concert on December 3rd, 4pm (First St-Andrew‘s United Church).

Congratulations to all Award Recipients!

MSI Team

Thank you, Ontario Trillium Foundation!

Magisterra Soloists invites you to our upcoming 

"Magisterra At The Museum” Concert in partnership with Museum London!
Thursday, March 9, 7 PM
Piano Trios by Tchaikovsky, Haydn and Patiño
We are thrilled and immensely grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation which has been our sponsor for Magisterra’s 2022-23 projects! 
Stay tuned for more news!