Since 2011, Robert Mari has been our Conductor-Music Director. Mr Mari, holding a Masters of Music and Doctorate studies in Orchestral Conducting at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore USA under Frederick Prausnitz and Choral Conducting Studies at UBC under James Fankhouser and VCC under Jon Washburn, continues to delight audiences and the Consort musicians with his exciting and delightful programming.
Starting to play piano when he was 3 years old, then first performing in public by 5, followed by his first symphonic conducting at 13, he has explored a variety of musical styles and mediums. As pianist or composer Robert has produced 4 recordings and various film scores. Enjoying life in Shawnigan Lake in his beautiful recording studio on Baldy Mountain looking over the lake, valleys and ocean, Robert continues to compose, perform and play tennis.