Duo Polaris performs World Premiere of new Sonata for Cello and Piano


Duo Polaris in Concert – Lieder Ohne Worte

(Songs without Words) 

presented by

The Instrumental Society of Calgary

Come hear the premiere performance of Calgary composer Peter Jancewicz’s new Sonata for Cello and Piano, commissioned by Duo Polaris, (Julia Haager, piano, and Kirill Kalmykov, cello). Also featured on the program are two great masterpieces by Robert Schumann as well as a selection of the most beloved songs by Franz Schubert.

Sunday, March 13, 3PM

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 – 14th Ave. SW. 

Tickets: $25, Seniors $20, Students $15, Families $60.

For more information, please visit the Instrumental Society of Calgary.


DUO POLARIS was formed in 2005 by two young Albertans, pianist Julia Haager and cellist Kirill Kalmykov.

Both Julia and Kirill have enjoyed extensive performing careers and are interested in reaching out to diverse audiences, specifically in smaller communities.

Since its inception, the duo has worked with Menahem Pressler, Colin Carr, Henk Guittart, Anton Kuerti, Geoff Nuttall, Jean-Paul Sevilla, Thomas Sauer, Barry Shiffman, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, and has participated in The Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency and Beethoven Festival.

Duo Polaris has performed extensively in Alberta and British Columbia, and plays frequently at The Banff Centre, the Mountain View Festival, the University of Calgary’s Contrasts Festival and Instrumental Society of Calgary concert series.

Julia and Kirill are both on faculty at the Mount Royal University Conservatory and the Academy for Gifted Youth Program, and are grateful to have received generous support of their careers from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

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