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BC Showcase: Alan Liu

March 16th, 7:30pm

Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, UVic

When named as a 14-year-old teenager to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s “30 Hot Musicians Under 30”, Chinese-Canadian guitarist Alan Liu’s talent was recognized by the commentator’s succinct and compelling summation: “Just wow.” Since the early stages of his musical journey, Liu has been an active competitor. Receiving his first national prize in Beijing at the age of seven, Liu was awarded several prizes from age twelve to fourteen, including first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Junior Competition, Guitare Montreal International Youth Competition, Northwest Guitar Festival, and Canadian National Music Festival (FMCF) Guitar Competition, with additional prizes in the Parkening International Youth Guitar Competition, Guitar Foundation of America International Senior Competition, and Michele Pittaluga Junior Competition, and third prize in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. He became the first winner of the Juilliard Guitar Concerto Competition in over 20 years and made his Lincoln Center debut in 2023. Mr. Liu makes his recital debut for the Victoria Guitar Society showcasing his extraordinary musicianship and technique. 


Past Event: Orontes & Guests, May 28th, 2023


Our classical guitar and fingerstyle open mic night continues on the last Friday of every month at Caffe Fantastico starting at 6:30pm.

Please note, the February open mic will not be running due to venue availability

Upcoming dates for 2024

  • Jan 26


  • Mar 22

  • Apr 26

  • May 31

  • Jun 28

A supportive and fun night aimed at giving everyone, no matter their level or ability, somewhere to play.

Four Syrian guitarists and six local Victoria musicians presented an eclectic program at the Victoria Conservatory's Alix Goolden Hall on May 28th, 2023.

All the proceeds from the tickets sales have been donated to support the victims of the devastating earthquake in Syria in early 2023.

We thank all the musicians and the audience for their support.

Past Event: Laura Young, January 14th, 2023

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What a vibrant evening of music it was! A standing ovation and an encore, it was hard to let Laura go.

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