SweetWater Music Festival has announced that violinist Edwin Huizinga has renewed his contract with the festival for an additional five years until 2028. This partnership will allow SweetWater to continue to offer high-quality classical music performances featuring one of the most renowned and celebrated violinists of our time.
Huizinga has been an integral part of the SweetWater Music Festival since its inception. His unique style and unparalleled musicianship have made him a favourite among festival attendees, and his contributions have helped to establish the festival as one of the premier classical music events in the region.
“I am thrilled to continue my partnership with SweetWater Music Festival,” said Huizinga. “This festival has become such an important part of my life, and I am excited to be a part of its continued growth and success.”
“The SweetWater Board of Directors is absolutely delighted that Edwin has signed on for another five years,” said board chair Vivian McCaffrey. “He provided strong leadership in steering the Festival through the height of the pandemic. A gifted musician, Edwin has brought immense creativity and innovation to his role. We look forward to working with him as we continue to build and define our celebration and presentation of music that inspires, challenges, and connects.”
The five-year contract renewal will ensure that SweetWater Music Festival can continue to bring world-class classical music to Owen Sound and surrounding areas. The festival will also continue to provide educational opportunities for local students and emerging musicians through workshops, masterclasses, and other outreach programs.
SweetWater Music Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class classical music performances to Owen Sound, Meaford, and surrounding areas. The festival features a diverse range of musical styles, including chamber music, orchestral performances, and experimental works. In addition to its concert series, the festival offers a variety of educational and outreach programs designed to promote music education and appreciation.
For more information about SweetWater Music Festival, visit www.sweetwatermusicfestival.ca