Conductor

email: kevinzakresky(a)me.com

www.kevinzakresky.ca

PRESS

“Zakresky Brings Eloquence and Authority to Choral Concert”

Vancouver Sun - 5 February 2012

“Unusually for a choral specialist, he appears equally comfortable with singers and with instrumentalists; his genial confidence was reflected back by the musicians.”

-Vancouver Sun

“Groundbreaking; Earth-Shaking”

Prince George Citizen - 27 February 2015

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

-Prince George Citizen

“Celebrating Christmas with Handel, Bach, Monteverdi”

Vancouver Sun - 9 December 2013

“Monteverdi’s Gloria was a cameo for Pacifica’s conductor Kevin Zakresky, who made the most of contrasts between lithe dance elements and passages with dark, moody sonorities.  The Chamber Choir revelled in this luxurious music, rife with all the implicit drama associated with the early Baroque’s greatest composer.”

-Vancouver Sun

“Together in Harmony”

Prince George Citizen - 10 July 2013

“We were so fortunate to have the PGSO in our community, and they did us quite an honour by agreeing to work with us. They brought new life into an old way of doing music.”

-Deryl Seymour, Lheidli T’enneh Drum Group

“PGSO Celebrates Unique Music of Russia”

Prince George Citizen - 14 March 2014

“The audience supported the presentation by offering rhythmic applause right through to the exuberant cheer at the end.”

-Prince George Citizen

“Les Misérables is Wonderful”

Prince George Free Press - 19 July 2013

“Great job, conductor Kevin Zakresky and the Les Mis Orchestra with memorable music.”

-Prince George Free Press

“Introducing Orpheum Voices”

Vancouver Sun - 19 June 2013

“Orpheum Voices is Vancouver’s newest choral enterprise, the in-house ensemble of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School, whose new home is tucked behind the Orpheum Theatre.”

-Vancouver Sun

“Chor Leoni Rediscovers a Master”

Vancouver Sun - 2 February 2012

“For many, this rare Vancouver performance of the Requiem will be a good introduction to an under-appreciated master.”

-Vancouver Sun

“PGSO and Out of Alba”

Concert Review: Fox You (Very Much)

“At the conclusion of the piece, Zakresky took the mic and reminded me why, beyond his incredible musical talent, he is a perfect fit to the PGSO”

-Fox You Very Much (vyxen.wordpress.com/)

“Orchestra Thrills with Christmas Classic”

Prince George Citizen - 19 December 2012

“The Prince George Symphony Orchestra and Prince George Cantata Singers delivered an inspired presentation.”

-Prince George Citizen

“Choral Singing Program Hits all the Right Notes”

Globe and Mail - 22 December 2011

“[MYVoice] was such a success, next year’s program has been expanded to a third choir in Langley.”

-Globe and Mail

“Prelude to a Dream Career”

UBC Trek Magazine - Fall 2010

“Kevin Zakesky is one of this country’s rising conductors, a specialist in choral music with a strong back-up interest in historical performance practice.”

-Trek

“Young Player a Delight with PGSO”

PG Citizen - Zakresky - 1 March 2013

“It is powerful music which the orchestra delivered right through to its triumphant finish.”

-Prince George Citizen

“Music Man: Kevin Zakresky”

Burnaby Now - October 2011

“He has an extensive resume as a performer...and as a teacher, adjudicator, keyboardist and music director.”

-Burnaby Now

“Tech-Savvy Guest Conductor Wows Symphony Crowd”

Northern Life - 7 December 2015

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

-Northern Life