email: kevinzakresky(a)me.com

www.kevinzakresky.ca

Conductor

“...un jeune chef très talentueux...”

- Radio-Canada


“...this was the best show the PGSO had ever done...It was a rare and breathtaking night...”

-Prince George Citizen



“Zakresky demonstrated that he is a young conductor of sensitive musicality.  His gestural vocabulary avoids extravagance while exuding take-charge authority.”

-Vancouver Sun

Carmina Burana

with the Prince George Symphony,

Vancouver Chamber Choir

and Soprano Caroline Markos

Conducting the National Anthem at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

2015-16 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, November 28, 2015

With Tenor Soloist Owen McCausland

and the Bel Canto Chorus

Works by Tchaikovsky, Finzi and Handel

West Coast Symphony

Friday, December 11 / Sunday, December 13, 2015

Works by Respighi, Vaughan Williams, Bizet, Prokofiev and Coulthard.

Vancouver Chamber Choir

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8pm Ryerson United Church, Vancouver

Works by Pärt, Antognini and Palestrina.

Pacifica Singers: The Cries of London

Friday, October 16, 2015

Works from Gibbons, the English Madrigal School and John Rutter

Premieres of new works by Vancouver composers Daniel Marshall and Ryan Noakes



Sea to Sky Symphony: Mendelssohn's St Paul

DMA, Yale

Erato Ensemble

Saturday, October 10, 2015

World Premiere -

Michael Park's new opera:

Diagnosis: Diabetes

A RECENT REVIEW FROM SUDBURY:


“Zakresky's expressive nature and buoyant gestures brought out the best from the performers”

- Northern Life


#toqueselfie (Sudbury)

Pacifica Singers: Architects of Sound

UPCOMING IN 2016

Sea to Sky Symphony: A Little Night Music

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8pm St Paul's Anglican Church, Vancouver

Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame

Stravinsky: Mass

Premiere of a new work by Vancouver composer Eileen Padgett: We Walked into the Trees

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8pm Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 7pm Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver

with guests: Trinity Western University Choirs

with guests: British Columbia Girls Choir

This collaboration with the choirs of Trinity Western University (under the direction of Joel Tranquilla) is a fundraiser for the St Paul's Hospital Foundation.

Works including:

W.A. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine


with other arias and pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel and Haydn