Johanne Perron
Performance and Perfection

Cello Symposiums


Johanne and John are pleased to announce a series of symposiums to be offered in the gorgeous Slocan valley.

Cello Symposium 2016 will bring you an unparalleled unique experience that combines the beauty of the outdoors and a tailored approach to learning while sharing the passion of cello literature and performance with two outstanding cellists and pedagogues.

  • Emphasis on solo works.
  • Campus on Kadz /Perron Acreage-24hrs interaction with faculty…!
  • Recreation: swimming, kayaking, boating, games, gardening, fishing
  • Nature walks
  • Informal daily performances by faculty and students

The acreage can accommodate 8 students on site, with additional accommodation near by.

LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS! Acceptance subject to faculty review.

There are two symposiums offered, one before the Valhalla Summer School of Music and one immediately following.

Symposium I – July 31 – August 6, 2016

Symposium II – August 14 – August 20, 2016

For mor information please contact us.

Getting Here


Hills is located in the beautiful Slocan Valley. Getting here may not be the easiest but it is well worth the effort. Plan to stay for a few days in the valley and enjoy the place as a vacation. Fishing, hiking, kayaking, and swimming, the Slocan Valley features many wonderful outdoor activities and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

Greyhound bus lines travel to Revelstoke, Nelson and Castlegar all between 1 and 2 hours away by car. Arrangements would have to be made to get from these locations to Hills.

The nearest major airports are Kelowna, Cranbrook, Calgary and Vancouver. Again travel arrangements will be needed to get from the airport to Hills.

Our Hills Address:

320 Hills Upper Rd
Hills, BC
V0G 1S1

Lat: 50.106198    Long: -117.486086

Click here for a map.


Where to Stay

accommodation1Accommodation is limited, we recommend that you reserve early (now!!). A list of local accommodations can be found here. There are other private residences and bed and breakfasts that might not be listed on the link.  For those of you who like the great outdoors, there are wonderful campgrounds throughout the area as well.

If we can be of any assistance in finding a place to stay please contact us, we would be happy to help.