Come hear music from a variety of genres: classical, rock, pop, folk, soundtrack, dance and much more!
The Spleit Strings Studio offers students of all ages from the Hamilton area an opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass) in a class as well as orchestra setting. The instrument is provided for free. Each week, students have a class lesson in small groups and then join together on Saturdays at at Ryerson United Church (842 Main St. E., Hamilton) to rehearse as an orchestra. Throughout the year, students also perform and compete at a number of venues, including an annual Christmas and Spring Concert, as well as a Mass Strings Concert (most recently held at the Mohawk College Auditorium as part of Winterfest).
Over the years, Ilona Spleit’s students have regularly competed in the Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto Kiwanis Music Festivals winning many accolades, awards, trophies, and scholarships.
The most elite ensemble from this studio, the Hamilton East Chamber Ensemble, has been nominated six times for Provincials by the Greater Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, and won each time. At this year's
Spleit Strings Studio has also been a strong presence in the community, performing and fundraising for others. Visit spleitstrings.ca for more information, as well as performance videos.