Music by the Sea
Mentorship Programme


The MBTS Fellowship Artist Mentorship Programme is one of Canada’s best focused and detailed chamber music opportunities available. It is an intensive ten-day period prior to the MBTS Festival.  Emerging artists are selected by invitation and work with Faculty to prepare chamber works which are subsequently performed at the festival, alongside Company Artists.  The selected artists attend as full scholarship Fellowship Artists (click to see past Fellowship Artists below).

Fellowship Artist Programme Faculty

2018 Fellowship Artists

James Churchill – Cello

A native of Sydney, Australia, James Churchill has recently completed an Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School. In 2017, Mr. Churchill joined the Canadian Opera Company as an Academy Fellow [...]

Carmen Bruno – Cello

Canadian-Dutch cellist, Carmen Bruno is a multifaceted musician who is quickly establishing herself as one of Canada’s most versatile emerging artists. As a soloist, chamber musician, and [...]

Lucas Blekeberg – Viola

Lucas Alan Blekeberg hails from a sixth-generation Norwegian-American farm in Winneshiek County, Iowa, and is a graduate of McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. Blekeberg studies with [...]

Jacob Clewell – Viola

American violist Jacob Clewell stands in the vanguard of musicians of his generation. Gold Medalist of the 2017 Vancouver International Music Competition, his recent performances include Mozart’s [...]

Erin James – Violin

Originally from Vancouver, BC, violinist, Erin James holds a Master of Performance Degree from the Royal College of Music in London and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British [...]

Hua-chu Huang – Violin

Violinist Hua-Chu Huang, a youthful and versatile musician, brings a wealth of experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral playing. As a passionate performer of new works in addition to canonized [...]